Question about Canon PIXMA iP4600 Color InkJet Photo Printer
When i install my cartridges in my Pixma iP4200 everything is allright. When i close the cover the head transports to the right and the blinking of the orange light begins. 15 times. When i open the cover the black cartridge is not turned on. Reinstalling the cartridge turns the lights back on but the whole story starts again. Is it my chip on the cartridge that is broken?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
2) While holding the Power button, release the
resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the Power
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
LEDs light alternately, Alarm in orange and Power
green, starting with Alarm LED.)
4) When the Power LED lights in green, press the
Resume/Cancel button the specified number of
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
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
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
SOURCE: Orange light blinking
Hey guys, I finally brought my ip4500, not ip4300 1month ago, and am having the same problem. I experimented with the printer inks. And finally i have fixed this problem. I suspect it may work for ip4300, or other similar pixmas as well. Please follow at your own risk.
The printer error led flashes 15 times. And, The ink tank lights are flashing endlessly, or does not light up at all. If the ink light is off, it does not mean that the chip is corrupt.... Do not replace it, like i have. lol.
Problem: one or more of the inktank chips are corrupt. If at least one cartridge is corrupt, the printer will not work. Must purchase corrupted ink cartridge, or call canon for replacement.
Solution: Instead of buying a complete set of ink, find out which ink cartridge is corrupt, and needs replacing:
1.put all ink tank into the printer without the chip. close printer cover. computer should alert that "the following ink tank cannot be recognised. Printing cannot be executed because the ink tank...." You should see a picture of the ink in the alert box.
The picture in the warning box shows that the black, black. yellow, magenta, cyan are not inserted.
2.Starting with the blue ink, remove blue ink from the printer, reinsert chip into ink tank, then put the ink tank back into the printer. Close Printer cover. Notice that this time, if the ink chip isn't faulty, computer alerts that only black, black, yellow, magenta are not inserted into your printer.
If it is faulty, then you see another alert box, about unrecognized ink - if so go to step 4.
To test if the chips on the other ink cartridges(tanks) are faulty:
3. Repeat step 2, with the rest of the ink tanks. from right to left(blue, magenta, yellow, pgiblack, black)
4. Purchase corrupt ink tank. or call Canon for a replacement.
lemme know if this helps you.
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
Make sure that the cartidge is properly seated.
Then alighn the cartidge with the software that came with the printer and do a test page.
The light blinking means either the wrong cartridge or that it's not seated properly.
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
SOURCE: The orange lamp always lights
depending on how many times the orange light flashes. if 4 flashes then the ink has run out. if 5 flashes then it can not recognise the ink cartridge, if 7 flashes then the ink is not installed properly.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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