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October 30, 2004 3:08:03 AM

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Hi
I have a Canon BJC 6200. It's blinking 6 x orange and 1 x green et
doesn't want to print. I found a first explain : waste Ink error
(http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/canon/bj/bjc6200.htm)

I've replace the waste (sponges). impossible to reset the error :
Waste Reset
1: Power off printer
2: Hold Resume button then press and hold POWER, the beeper will sound once.
3: Hold POWER and release RESUME
4: Press RESUME twice then release BOTH POWER and RESUME buttons
5: When the indicator lights becomes steady, press RESUME three(3)
times. The indicator should be ORANGE.
6: Press Power to set data

No beep at the second item !
1 : OK
2 : the LED is Green
3 : id
4 : the LED is orange (1st PRESS), then gren (2nd PRESS)
5 : the LED is blinkind 6 x orange and 1 green (no action when i press
RESUME)
6 : the printer power OFF

Anyone got any ideas?

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Anonymous
November 10, 2004 3:24:37 AM

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"Greg" <armorix_moufles@moufles_ifrance.com> wrote in message
news:4182b11f$0$3609$8fcfb975@news.wanadoo.fr...
> Hi
> I have a Canon BJC 6200. It's blinking 6 x orange and 1 x green et
> doesn't want to print. I found a first explain : waste Ink error
> (http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/canon/bj/bjc6200.htm)
>
> I've replace the waste (sponges). impossible to reset the error :
> Waste Reset
> 1: Power off printer
> 2: Hold Resume button then press and hold POWER, the beeper will sound
once.
> 3: Hold POWER and release RESUME
> 4: Press RESUME twice then release BOTH POWER and RESUME buttons
> 5: When the indicator lights becomes steady, press RESUME three(3)
> times. The indicator should be ORANGE.
> 6: Press Power to set data
>
> No beep at the second item !
> 1 : OK
> 2 : the LED is Green
> 3 : id
> 4 : the LED is orange (1st PRESS), then gren (2nd PRESS)
> 5 : the LED is blinkind 6 x orange and 1 green (no action when i press
> RESUME)
> 6 : the printer power OFF
>
> Anyone got any ideas?

Nothing I can suggest except to buy new cartridges and help inflate this
greedy companies profits.

You don't have a waste ink tank full (that is another headache which will
come your way soon enough). Six yellow flashes means you have a printer
which won't recognise its own cartridges.

As it happens, I've currently got the exact same problem (which is how I
came to find your post tonight). Like you, I also found the post that
suggests to try resetting the waste ink counter to fix this problem. In
desperation, I tried it. Yes, I reset the counter, but no, it didn't fix
the problem (which was as I expected).

This has happened to our BJC-6200 twice before. The first time I tried
cleaning the contacts on the back of the cartridge (with an expensive thin
strip of rubber backed high quality contact cleaner, usually reserved for
electronics workshops). Bad move, I ended up having to replace BOTH
cartridge holders, when it was almost certainly only one cartridge that
wasn't being recognised.

The next time I got the six orange blinks, I again purchased both
cartridges, but this time I replaced first one, then the other. I found
that only one cartridge was "faulty", so saved the second one for a while
until I used that too, when the heads lost their crispness.

This time, however, I'm not prepared to spend almost AUS$200 (more than half
the cost of the original printer), to buy two entire new cartridges, as the
ones in there now are almost new and have had little work. I believe that
the design of the two cartridges/carriers has been carefully engineered to
maximise Canons profits. For cartridges to fail in this manner with no
maltreatment (and no swapping in/out of different tank types), after short
periods, suggests they have been engineered to have a minimal (and therefore
profitable for Canon) lifespan. I'm unable to determine whether it's a
contact problem or something else. Either way, Canon should be condemned.
We also own a Canon XL1 video camera (circa AUS$9000), which has also had
design flaws in it from the day we walked out of the Canon dealers showroom.
That wasn't a profit thing, it was simply incompetent lens design combined
with poor electronics design in the focus control circuitry. In more recent
years, we found that Sony cameras were a much better option (they're not
perfect either, of course).

The cost of the consumables has been simply unbelievable with the BJC-6200,
at this point I'm finished with Canon inkjet printers. I won't go Epson
either, because of their attempt to force users to use their ink, through
chips on their cartridges (yes, I know I could probably use a resetter, but
this is a matter of principle).

I therefore have no option but to start looking at Laser Printers, also a
costly solution. Probably give me a little more peace of mind, though.

Regards,
Hughy
November 11, 2004 3:47:52 PM

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HELLO THERE,

SORRY TO BREAK THE NEWS

6 ORANGE BLINKS MEANS NO INK CARTRIDGE INSTALLED
1 GREEN LIGHT MEANS R.O.M FAILURE, WHICH MEANS YOUR CONTROL BOARD HAS
FAILED.

Ink sensor Cause:
The check by the ink sensor during initialization indicates that ink
is available when there is none. The ink sensor does not check the
ink until the AC power is turned off. In this case, the ink
compartment is always recognized to have ink.

Suspect: Control board, ink sensor, ink tank, EEPROM

Regards
Martin
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 9:52:01 PM

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"Martin" <martin@icanfixit.co.uk> wrote in message
news:e05a06fe.0411111247.5da4ab57@posting.google.com...
> HELLO THERE,
>
> SORRY TO BREAK THE NEWS
>
> 6 ORANGE BLINKS MEANS NO INK CARTRIDGE INSTALLED
> 1 GREEN LIGHT MEANS R.O.M FAILURE, WHICH MEANS YOUR CONTROL BOARD HAS
> FAILED.
>
> Ink sensor Cause:
> The check by the ink sensor during initialization indicates that ink
> is available when there is none. The ink sensor does not check the
> ink until the AC power is turned off. In this case, the ink
> compartment is always recognized to have ink.
>
> Suspect: Control board, ink sensor, ink tank, EEPROM
>

Umm suspect the 1 Green is the normal break/pause between the 6 Orange.
Most likely suspect (but no guarantees without physical diagnostics) is that
the printhead needs to be replaced.
!