5 orange flashes mean the printhead is defective or the ink cartridges are not installed correctly.
Please follow the steps below to remove the printhead, then the ink cartridges, and the reinsert them again.
Below is the procedure for seating the print head and ink tanks:
- Open the printer's front cover.
- Raise the print head lock lever, and lower the print head lock lever firmly.
- Check if the ink tanks are installed properly.
Ink tanks installed correctly
Ink tanks installed incorrectly
- When installing the ink tanks, push the top of the ink tank until a click sound is made.
Note: If the ink tanks are not installed properly, paper may not be fed properly, or ink may not be ejected.
- Close the front cover.
IF NO LUCK, then we have 2 options. Please see below:Option 1
: the cartridges are defective (that happens sometimes). If you can, replace them by new and genuine CANON cartridges.Option 2
: If you replace the cartridges and you still get the same issue, then the printhead is defective. (The printhead is the part of the printer that puts ink from the cartridges onto the page) Unfortunately this can sometimes cost more to replace than the machine itself.
Or you may prefer a new printer for a similar/better price than a repair. Amazon has very good prices usually with free shipping and no tax. Click here for more info ---> http://tinyurl.com/PrintersAmazon
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