Canon Personal Copiers (PC) 7

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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Seven Flashes:Ink tank is not installed in the correct position. Some ink tanks are not installed in the correct position. (The lamps on the ink tanks flash.) More than one ink tanks of the same color are installed.
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.
Meaning: the paper exit tray is closed / Paper jam. Solution: the paper is jammed. Remove the jammed paper, replace the paper correctly in the printer, and then press the Resume / Cancel button. Meaning: the tank cartridge is not correctly installed or has run out.
The ink has run out. Replace the ink cartridge and close the paper output cover. If printing is in progress and you want to continue printing, press the printer`s Stop/Reset button for at least 5 seconds with the ink cartridge installed. Then printing can continue under the ink out condition.
When you see P07 error code on your Canon printer, then you should know that it`s due to ink overflow issues. However, there is nothing to worry because your printer already has a system which you can use to clean the excess ink.
If your router is blinking orange, it is likely getting an upgrade and you should give it time before doing anything. However, if your internet is unavailable or slow, it can get stuck and the blinking will not stop. Resetting the router and the modem normally resolves the problem and restores the connection.
When the printer starts blinking orange light, then there might be some issues with the printer cartridge, toner, or simply there are some corrupted configuration settings.
The Canon E08 error message indicates that the “Ink absorber is almost full” in the bottom of your printer. To bypass this message you can simply press the black or colour button of your printer which will allow you to continue printing.
Code E8 indicates the platen waste-ink absorber is full. To clear an E8 error, open the printer`s protective cover until the print head moves all the way to the left. Power down the printer and unplug it from the power source.
Table 1: The lamp flashes repeatedly orange. The printer does not support the paper size you specified. Select the Resume / Cancel button, specify the proper paper size, then print again. The printer is out of paper or isn`t feeding correctly, or the disc tray isn`t attached.
Light flashes repeatedly orange. Machine is out of paper. Reload the paper in the rear tray. Press the Black or Color button to restart the print job.
Restart the Steam. In order to fix Steam error code 7, you can choose to restart the Steam. In general, restarting the Steam is able to fix the connection problem.
Seven flashes – The cartridge is not installed in the correct position. Eight flashes – Ink absorber is almost full. Thirteen flashes – The remaining ink level cannot be detected.
Canon MG2540 – Error Codes

Three flashes – Paper jam. 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.

Ten flashes: The Front Tray is not set to its correct position./The Front Tray was moved during printing. When printing from the Rear Tray, return the Front Tray to its normal printing position, make sure that paper is loaded in the Rear Tray, then press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer to resume printing.

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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

5 orange blinks – what do I do?

Ink Tank Cannot Be Recognized(Canon mp500)
ANSWER : My MX922 ran out of yellow (slowly) then didn’t recognize first one and then a second new Canon CLI-251 yellow cartridge. I’ve always used Canon. Then I inserted a 251a Y (extra large) yellow, and it worked immediately – for how long, I don’t know. Guess I’ll order another set of XL ink tanks – either that or a new printer.

Canon S330 Print head
ANSWER : 7 orange flashes on my S330 Photo.

All panel lights blinking, printer doesnt respond
ANSWER : This is very easy process, you must change a new one

Canon Printer reset tool for MP100 MP400 series
ANSWER : Thanks a million for this. I have just managed to get my MP460 Ink levels reset having tried lots of other sites and failed.

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 MX922 printer with B200 service code
ANSWER : Try green copy button and red triangle in a circle together while releasing the power button upon restarting printer.