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My printer is not working. Can you fix?

After finishing printing 8-1/2x11 pictures, the printer stopped printing and the yellow alarm light is flashing intermittently with the green copy light.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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The covers are pretty easy to remove and access print catridges once you know how. Unscrew screws as they become available, 4 on back then two on each side then 4 on top. the balck plastic front bezels pop off as do the grey side panles. Try pulling out and up from the top. This can be a little tricky but I have not had to be too brazen and have not broken any panels. I am pretty sure that clicking sounds indicates broken parts and a trip to the repair shop. Basically the lock to keep the heads covered is not disengaging.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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SOURCE: alarm light wont stop flashing

How old is your printer? Maybe a part in your printer has reached its service life and has to be replaced. Please indicate error messages if there are any.

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Error code 6A00, alarm light flashing, no copy, print or fax function working

I tried everything. I unplugged the machine and moved the printer cartridges to the far left and cleaned and pressed down the spring loaded sponge on the right, over and over again. I also moved the springloaded thing (w/white plastic) forward and backward. Another suggestion was to move the print cartridge holder back and forth sideways. None of these things helped. And there was nothing visibly out of place. I was stumped. Then I found a thread that suggested Windex!!! Even though the error seemed to correlate with a paper jam that had occurred, I was ready to try anything. I got paper towels and windex (I didn't have an eye dropper). I sprayed the paper and cleaned where the cartridges normally sit. Nothing. In desperation I sprayed each pad below the cartridge in the middle area and I sprayed the "sponge" thingy to the right. Really soaked it. Cycled the on/off about 3 times and IT WORKS! (Fingers are black but that's a minor issue compared to unhooking and transporting and waiting and paying for service...) When you cycle the Windex through it soaks up the sticky dried up ink and cleans things up. Don't use other cleaners--use Windex or water.
Bonni

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Flashing lights and no printing

If the two lights are blinking persistently and the carriage is moving freely when the cover is opened then the logic board has problem and should be replaced. However, if there is some restriction of carriage movement or cracking noise, the optical cable should be replaced. Good luck

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

ranma78

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SOURCE: canon ip1800 printer not working

Hi,

when the yellow led flashes is never a good signal... you should check the manual's printer to find out the error code meaning "4 yellow flashes and 1 green)
Usally it's the waste tank that is full, in this case you need to:

  1. Push “resume” for 5 seconds for canon IPXXXX.
  2. Push Power switch then remove power cord.
  3. Insert plug power cord while pressing “power switch” at the same time.
  4. Push Start/reset by step 2 continue Wait display shown “0′
  5. Push + change display from “0′ to “1′
  6. Push color button 2 times
  7. Push Power switch again , Printer will print 1 page
  8. Open cover
  9. Unplug power cord
  10. Take out ink cartridge #40 and #41
  11. Insert plug again
  12. Push power switch
  13. Open cover (scan cover)
  14. Insert ink cartridge #40 and #41 again

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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