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PIXMA MG2522 Alarm Light Blinks 22 Times


The green power light is alternate blinking with the alarm light. The alarm light will blink 22 times before a brief pause then the cycle continues. I just took the printer out of the box but have had it for over a year. Any ideas how to fix ?



Hello and thank you for your post on the Canon Community! We suggest checking out this knowledge base article to help narrow down which error code you're experiencing. You can find it now here.

Did not help as I’m getting 22 blinks / a 5011 support code . That article says nothing about that

Hi Dsturg05,

The 22 flash error may be resolved by resetting your PIXMA MG2522. Please follow these steps:

1. With the printer powered on, open the cover. The ink will move to the replacement position.

2. Remove the black ink cartridge.

3. Remove the color ink cartridge.

4. Once both cartridges are removed, with the PIXMA MG2522 on, please unplug the power cord from the back of the unit.

5. Wait 5 minutes and then reconnect the power cord.

6. Turn your PIXMA MG2522 on.

7. Open the cover. The carriage that holds the ink will move to the replacement position.

8. Make sure the orange tape is off of the bottom of the black cartridge.

11. Reinsert the black ink cartridge into your PIXMA MG2522.

12. Make sure the orange tape is off of the bottom of the color cartridge.

15. Reinsert the color ink cartridge into your PIXMA MG2522.

Close the cover. The PIXMA MG2522 should make some noise for a few moments, and then return to standby.

If the error flashes persist, your PIXMA MG2522 would require service.

You are eligible for Canon's Upgrade Program. This is for out of warranty units which have been diagnosed to require service, or for some reason are incompatible with a new or upgraded system. This option allows you a one-time opportunity to purchase a replacement product, discounted from the list price.

If you would like to take part in this option, please call our Sales Department at (866) 443-8002 Monday through Saturday, 9am to 9pm. Let them know you have been working with technical support and the Canon Upgrade Program was offered.




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