Canon Color Bubblejet (BJC) 6000

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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Four flashes:Ink tank is not installed properly/The clear ink tank is not installed/Ink may have run out. If the lamp on the ink tank is not lit, the ink tank may not be installed properly. Install an appropriate ink tank.
When an error occurs in printing such as the machine is out of paper or paper is jammed, a troubleshooting message is displayed automatically. Take the appropriate action described in the message. When an error occurs, the Alarm lamp flashes orange and a Support Code (error number) is displayed on the computer screen.
Four flashes: The ink tank is not installed./Ink tank is not installed properly./Ink may have run out.
Four flashes: Ink has run out

Ink has run out. Replace the ink cartridge and close the cover. If printing is in progress and you want to continue printing, press the RESUME/CANCEL button for at least 5 seconds with the ink cartridge installed. Then printing can continue under the ink out condition.

Error code E04 means that the FINE cartridge in your printer is not installed correctly. To remove the cartridges you will need to push the output tray back in before opening the cover. Once cartridges have been removed they can be re-install them by firmly pushing them back in until they click into place.
The E 0 4 error is an indication that your PIXMA TS3122 does not recognize one of the ink cartridges installed. The light should be on by either BK or CL (or both). Whichever light is lit, please replace that cartridge (or both).
On a printer, an orange light usually indicates a problem related to printing activity. A blinking orange light can mean the printer is trying to print something, but is low on ink, out of paper, or there`s a paper jam.
The printer is offline.
Fifteen Flashes:Ink tank cannot be recognized

An Ink tank error has occurred. (The lamp on the ink tank is off.) Replace the ink tank. This section describes the procedure to replace an ink tank if ink runs out while printing is in progress.

Appropriate ink cartridge is not installed. Ink absorber is almost full. The protective material for the FINE cartridge or the tape remains attached. The media type and paper size are not set correctly.
Number of flashes = 7 flashes / Support Code = 1486, 1487

– An ink cartridge is not installed in the correct position. Install the following ink cartridge in the appropriate position. If printing is in progress, cancel printing and install the ink cartridge.

Four flashes – The cartridge is not installed properly. Five flashes – The cartridge is not installed properly. Seven flashes – The cartridge is not installed in the correct position.
ON lamp flashes: The machine is getting ready to print, or printing is in progress.

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Canon i850 light flashing orange
ANSWER : I normally don’t waste my time with social media crap, but I had to come back to the site were I found some helpful info and possibly help the next person. First: I have a reliable Canon i850 so I’m only addressing that printer’s issues. Second: The tips about cleaning the printhead were a waste of time because, simply stated, the printer is 10 years old and the printhead just needed replacing. Third: I was only able to find the QY6-0064 printhead on ebay and only one of the businesses selling it was located in the US. That’s the one. I received the printhead within 4 days and I popped it into my printer and it started to purrrr just like it has for the past 10 years. I only decided to spend the $66 dollars for the printhead after I became desperate because it isn’t returnable. That risk was worth taking after driving back and forth to the library to print stuff and purchasing an Epson printer that I spent 2 days trying to hook up. I never could get the Epson to work even after numerous support calls and downloads so I returned it and bought the Canon printhead. Good luck

Canon PIXMA MP 210
ANSWER : Mine was grabbing the paper from the right side only (where the roller is), sucking the paper in partway and then going sideways and jamming. I cleaned off the roller to no avail. Then I picked the printer up and looked in the paper slot and found a small screwdriver lying sideways so deep you almost couldn’t see it. I got that out and now it works fine!

Canon Pixma MP150 Error Code 5100
ANSWER : Make sure you check that a copy of Gustave Holst’s journey to the stars cassette isn’t stuck in there! haha. That’s what my error 5100 was all about, I was getting ready to dismantle the thing after threatening it with a water boarding.

Canon BJC-70 error message F 12
ANSWER : I am having the same problem, not only with my BJC-70, but also the equivalent problem with my BJC-80. Typically I am working at my computer, and the printer is powered up, but idle. All of a sudden for no apparent reason, it emits a series of beeps and returns the print head to the central position. The BJC-70 display Error F12. With the BJC80 you have to count the beeps. The problem seems to be caused by some sort of premature failure of the print head, due to an electronic fault. Sometimes, if the printer is powered down for a few minutes or longer, it will work normally for a short time after power is re-applied, but typically the problem recurs within 30 minutes, and this period of trouble free operation gradually reduces, until the print head will not work at all. The only solution is to replace the offending print head. You should, however, retain the failed head, in order to salvage any un-used ink remaining in the tanks. The new print head comes with full ink tanks. As soon as one of these fails, I replace it with an ink tank retrieved from the failed head. I don’t discard the failed head until both ink tanks have been retrieved.

Canon i560 Will not print black
ANSWER : Dang, it worked for me then wentback to normal (not working) after the test page. Oh well not bad for a 10 year old bubble jet.

canon MX700 6A80 error, head locked
ANSWER : I bought a canon pixma 7240 but on my first use I turn it on and the power lamp and error lamp blink alternatively the print head is stuck not moving please help I can’t even put the cartridges. My email [email protected] phone number 0719013770.

ANSWER : Read this for solutions

Canon Pixma MX870, Error 6000 and Service Manual
ANSWER : Brand new MX922. Printed a couple of pics and now the 6000 error. Can’t see any obstruction. Could you provide the manual for dismantling the unit further? Or pointers for getting further into the box than just looking through the little folding inkwell door?