Canon Pixma 1P2600 Won't Print After Filling the Ink

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Canon Pixma 1P2600 Won't Print After Filling the Ink
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The PIXMA iP2600 is a home printer from Canon's popular PIXMA line. This model specialises in printing photos. Like most Canon printers, the iP2600 is generally reliable. If it's not working properly or has encountered an error, the printer's power/alarm light will flash a certain number of times, identifying the problem. If your PIXMA iP2600 isn't printing after you refill the ink cartridges, there are some troubleshooting techniques you can do to fix the issue.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Check the printer's power/alarm light. If it is flashing orange, count the number of flashes. Look up the flash code in your printer's user manual to diagnose the problem.

  2. 2

    Remove and reinstall the ink cartridges if the power/alarm light flashes 5, 7 or 15 times consecutively. This indicates that the issue is a cartridge error, an incorrectly installed cartridge, or an unrecognized cartridge. These errors can be fixed by reinstalling the ink cartridges. Make sure that you are using the correct ink cartridges for your Canon printer.

  3. 3

    Turn on the printer and open the front cover. The ink cartridge holder should move to the replacement position.

  4. 4

    Verify that the coloured ink cartridge is inserted in the slot on the right and the black ink cartridge is inserted in the slot on the left. Swap the cartridges and reinstall them in the correct slots if necessary.

  5. 5

    Check to see that both ink cartridges are level with one other and parallel to the top of the ink cartridge holder. If either cartridge is wedged at an angle, gently apply pressure to the cartridge until it clicks into the correct position.

  6. 6

    Close the front cover of your Canon printer and wait while the printer initialises the newly installed cartridges. This can take a minute or two.

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