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Canon ip3000 operator error

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Post time: 2010-1-30 23:43:17 |Show all posts
I have an error on my printer and am desparately wanting a solution of dealing with the operator error problem.
The orange lamp flashes 5 times and the green once

Post time: 2011-7-10 22:01:47 |Show all posts
I tried all the reset codes and so forth you might find on other otherwise useful forums, and i have successfully modded 5 of these to print on DVDs, but this "operator error" and five yellow flashing lights was a tough nut to crack. I was about to give up and toss it when I tried one more thing and it works!

With the cartridges removed and the printhead carrier in the central position, press the empty printhead's back gently but firmly about a dozen times back against the printhead carrier, pushing it in toward the rear of the printer. I think this may help improve a bad contact between the half a dozen or so rows of little metal contacts on the printhead and their corresponding protruding little metal pins on the printhead carrier. It feels a little spongy (you can feel some give) as you push it in toward the rear of the printer and it gently springs back forward.

This solved it for me. I thought I'd share my idea and successful solution, and I hope it helps you, too.  

Post time: 2010-1-31 01:34:40 |Show all posts
after more than a year... I just turned on the same printer and it works fine! I don't know what is up... maybe I hadn't taken all of the tape off of the carriage. or it could have been a different head that the printer was rejecting? .. Any ways don't loose hope!

Post time: 2010-1-31 01:34:03 |Show all posts
Such error means there is something wrong with the printhead - it isn't detected by printer or is detected incorrectly.

Post time: 2010-1-31 01:31:57 |Show all posts
i have an error on my printer pixma ip 3000 it says operator error. 5 time blink orange led and green 1 time

Post time: 2010-1-31 01:14:34 |Show all posts
So do I have you lot had any luck fixing it?

Post time: 2010-1-31 00:25:03 |Show all posts
also I have the same problem,

Post time: 2010-1-30 23:45:24 |Show all posts
I am having this same problem with my IP3000 printer it says operator error flashes orange 5 times and when the printer turns on the head drags across the floor of the printer making a terible sound. Can anyone help please.
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