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Will not print. color ink cartridge light keeps

My printer will not print. The color ink cartridge light keeps blinking. I just put a new black ink cartridge in, the color cartridge is empty but still in place. Everything is lined up properly. I have rebooted the computer, I have pressed every button there is to press, When the color ink light is not blinking, then the alarm light is blinking. It blinks 8 times and then goes off. So back to the beginning. After I turn the power on, just the green power light is on. So I click Start and then click notepad and type out a few words of script. Then I click File and click Print. After I do this, the color ink light starts blinking and a message comes up. On the heading it reads "Canon MP 240 Series Printer-USB001". The message reads "The ink cartridge has been installed or replaced. If the printout contains misaligned lines or is not satisfactory after the installation or replacement, refer to the User`s guide, ( which has absolutely nothing at all in it for troubleshooting ). So I clicked on " OK " and first the color ink light started blinking and then the amber alarm light would blink 8 times, which apparently means something ? Then another error message would come up on the screen that read, " Service Error 5200 ", " Cancel printing and turn the printer off and then on again. If this doesn`t clear the error, see the printer manual for more details". Ha ha !! There is absolutely nothing in the manual for troubleshooting. Can someone PLEASE HELP ME !!!

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..."Open the ink supply andgently move the ink cartridges to the left. Then reach in to the rightside and you'll find a small (1/2 x 1 inch) sponge. Push it down andoff/on the machine. try it now. or ...go to where I found out more than I should know about Canon's and where I got my quote...http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/39177 good luck.

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Replace the color cartrige and it will work fine. Cannon SUCKS ! !

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It sounds as if you may of pukked out the color cartridge. If that is the case you need to buy a new one. Since the color ink is empty the printer can not align cartridges because nothing is printing in color so sensors can not detect the ink to align and sends a error message.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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Try the option "print all text as black" in print properties.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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Service Error 5200 is "print head temperature rise error".This mean your color cartridge is overheating.You need to replace it to continue printing.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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