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Colour and black ink cartridge flashing orange

Have just put in new ink cartridges and the printer lights are both flashing

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Hi there , if you replaced it with a new one. it is just the fault of the place of the blank ink, you should clean the place by a tissue before place the new one . if it is the old one and u refilled it, it is a different story: first you must inject 3cc of ink , no more. if you replaced it, and it is not working, you can take out and put it in several times , with each time you have to turn off and on the printer till the light offs.
second, if you put it in the place and it does not work, please hold the reset button for 10 seconds, it will work properly, hope it get benefit to all.

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They call that flash codes or error codes. please count
count how many times the lights flash, here is what they mean

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 7 times consecutively (ink cartridge installed incorrectly)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 5 times consecutively (Print Head Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 4 times consecutively (Out of Ink Error)


Alarm / Power light flashes orange 3 times consecutively (Paper Jam Error / Cover Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 2 times consecutively (Load Paper / Paper Feed Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 16 times consecutively (This FINE Cartridge has previously been used)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 15 times consecutively (FINE cartridge not recognized)

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SOURCE: canon ip 1880 - colour cartridge problem

no if ur filling the catridge more times the printer going to damage

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Printer Problem

This was not the sollution for my pinter..
My Magneta is half full and my error led is also blinking 15 times

I found this service manual for the IP4200 but this methode also doen not solve my error led..

Is their someone who has the sollution for this strange error?

1) With the printer power turned off, while pressing

the Resume/Cancel button, press and hold the Power
button. (DO NOT release the buttons. The Power LED
lights in green to indicate that a function is
selectable.)
2) While holding the Power button, release the
resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the Power
button.)
3) While holding the Power button, press the
Resume/Cancel button 2 times, and then release both

the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the

Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the Alarm and
Power
LEDs light alternately, Alarm in orange and Power
in
green, starting with Alarm LED.)
4) When the Power LED lights in green, press the
Resume/Cancel button the specified number of
time(s)
setting) (THEN HIT THE POWER BUTTON >AFTER THIS< TO SET).

Time(s) LED indication Function Remarks
0 times Green (Power) Power off When the print head is

not installed, the carriage returns and locks in the

home position capped.
1 time Orange (Alarm) Service test print .
2 times Green (Power) EEPROM information print
3 times Orange (Alarm) EEPROM initialization


>>>>>>>>THIS ONE
4 times Green (Power) Waste ink counter resetting<<<<<<<<<<<<


5 times Orange (Alarm) Destination settings After
entering the destination settings mode, press the
Resume/Cancel button the specified number of time(s)

to select the destination. For detail, see
"Destination settings procedures" below.
6 times Green (Power) Print head deep cleaning
(Cleaning of both black and color)
7 times Orange (Alarm) Reserved
8 times Green (Power) CD / DVD check pattern
9 times Orange (Alarm) CD / DVD print position
correction (horizontal: X direction)
10 times Green (Power) CD / DVD print position
correction (vertical: Y direction)
11 to 13 times Orange, Green, Orange(Alarm,
Power,Alarm) Return to the menu selection
14 times Green (Power) Left margin correction Not used

in servicing.
15 times Orange (Alarm) Return to the menu selection


Time(s) LED indication Destination CD / DVD print
0 times Green (Power) No change of the destination
1 time Orange (Alarm) Japan Supported
2 times Green (Power) Korea Not supported
3 times Orange (Alarm) US Not supported
4 times Green (Power) Europe Supported
5 times Orange (Alarm) Australia Supported

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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SOURCE: can ip1300 print with just black ink cartridge?

AS far as I know you cannot put a black cartridge in the place of a colour cartridge it has to be a colour one. Check your printer properties to see if you can set your printer to work in black only, if you can then set it to black but leave the empty colour cartridge in place. This works for my 1800. Give it a try.

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Flashing lights on black and colour ink cartridge indicators

Flashing lights on black and colour ink cartridge indicators

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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