09-05-2017 04:39 PM
11-16-2017 12:14 PM - edited 11-16-2017 02:50 PM
Try this- I found this suggestion on another site. I had exact same issue, tried so many things. This worked for me. Take a piece of aluminum foil, wide enough to fit under ink cartridge. I folded a piece 3 times to make it thicker. With power off, slide it from the front, underneath the black cartridge. (My ink carriage was all the way to the right so I just slid the foil under the one cartridge).'After you get it under there, turn the printer on. Mine started up and I pulled out the foil Amazing.
Follow up- I think the whole problem has to do with the cartridges. I cleaned printer heads 2x after getting printer restarted. Possibly should replace the cartridges- they are just so expensive.
With printer on, hold down stop button until alarm flashes twice, release button and printer will go into clean function.
11-17-2017 04:05 PM
It seems that the printer is going into an error state, even if the alarm light does not come on. Pressing and holding the Stop button for 5-7 seconds will dismiss many errors. I also recommend removing and reseating the ink cartridges.
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09-06-2018 01:04 PM
I see that your issue was a year ago (almost to the day), but replying anyway in the event it helps someone else.
You aren't supposed to do this but nothing else was working...My printer was completely frozen and none of the advice was helping (I don't even understand the foil one?). Either way, I physically unplugged my printer from power. While off, I opened the lid to get to the cartridges and I removed the cartridge I had just replaced the day before (just as an added measure) and reinserted it. I plugged the printer back in after about a minute and VOILA. Typically, forcing it off by unplugging these machines and giving it a forced restart does the trick. If not even that works for you, you definitely need to take it somewhere (or toss it if not under warranty - sometimes it's more expensive to fix, though it's good to get a quote).
Hope this helps someone! =)
08-18-2020 04:26 AM
I have the same problem with my MG3550. This works for me: disconnect the power line. Plug the power line in while holding the RESET button (RED triangle, also called STOP button)). Release the RESET button. The ALARM starts blinking. Push the "ON" button.
Hope this works for you too.