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Troubleshoot a blinking orange light on HP DeskJet.

Are you wondering why my printer is showing orange light? It indicates firmware issues, paper jams, or improperly installed cartridges. Resolve it by performing a power reset of your printer. Take out the installed cartridges.

Once the printer has found your Wi-Fi, you will see the light on the printer begin to flash. Once the light stops flashing, your printer is now connected to the Wi-Fi network. To confirm that your printer is correctly connected to the Wi-Fi network you can do a test print of your printer`s network settings.
The Power light blinks at a steady interval when the printer is processing a print job. If the Power light blinks fast, the ink cartridge door might be open, or the printer might be in an error state. If an error message displays on the computer screen, follow the on-screen messages to resolve the issue.
The yellow triangle on the printer is the alarm lamp of the printer; if it is lit, it indicates that there is an item that needs to be addressed on the printer.
If your printer`s status displays “Printer in error state,” there may be a problem with the printer itself. Make sure the printer is turned on and connected to your PC by Wi-Fi or cable. Check it for low paper or ink, and be sure the cover isn`t open and the paper isn`t jammed.
– ON lamp flashes green: The machine is getting ready to print, or printing is in progress. – Alarm lamp flashes orange: An error has occurred and the machine is not ready to print. – ON lamp flashes green and Alarm lamp flashes orange alternately: An error that requires contacting the service center may have occurred.
Check to make sure there are no paper jams or other obstructions. Unplug the printer for approximately two minutes, then plug it back in.
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.

When those lights are lit, that is an indication that the ink cartridges would need to be replaced.
Thirteen flashes: The ink level cannot be detected. Possible Solution: Replace the ink tank and close the top cover.

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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

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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.

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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.

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CANON P200- ERROR 5100 PLEASE HELP!
ANSWER : Read this for solutions http://www.mytechtime.com/2011/10/canon-error-5100-how-to-fix.html

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Canon MP530 – Head Alignment Error
ANSWER : Hi Trigger, can you please let me know how this was resolved as I have a similar problem.

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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?

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Canon Pixma iP3000 "Open door" Error code.
ANSWER : Look for a protruding plastic on the top that goes into an indentation. Mine was in the front left side. Put a piece of cardboard into the indentation.and close the door. The top plastic piece is not pushing the door close sensor down and because its too short and the cardboard allows the sensor to be reached and pushed.

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ERROR On New Canon iR Advance C2030
ANSWER : Error E020-060 was solved by changing the new memory chip with an old one. It worked very well.

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