Whenever a light flashes on your printer, it signifies an ongoing process. Moreover, all lights on the printer control panel indicate some status or the other. If you want to know the causes of the flashing lights on the Canon MG-3051 printer, you have landed in the right place. In this post, we’ve given you the possible reasons that lead to the flashing lights on the Canon MG-3051 printer. Read this article till the end and get to know more about your printer.

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Flashing ON light

  1. If the ON light is flashing on your Canon MG-3051 printer, it signifies that your printer is getting ready to print or a printing job is in progress.
  2. Once your printer has printed the documents, the ON light will remain lit.

Flashing Alarm light

  1. If the Alarm light on your printer control panel flashes, it indicates an issue. Whenever an Alarm light flashes, your printer will not print anything.
  2. In that case, you should check if you have left any protective materials inside the printer itself. Moreover, when there is a paper jam, the Alarm light will start to flash. In those instances, it will not stop flashing until you remove all the jammed paper.

On lamp and Alarm lamp flash alternatively

  1. If you find that the ON lamp and the Alarm lamp are flashing alternatively, it signifies a serious error.
  2. In that case, it indicates that your printer needs service.

Flashing Wi-Fi lamp

  1. The Wi-Fi lamp will flash due to two reasons. When you configure your printer for wireless communication, the Wi-Fi lamp will flash.
  2. The Wi-Fi lamp will also flash when you print or scan your documents using the Wi-Fi network.

Flashing Ink lamp

  1. If you find the Ink lamp flashing, it means the ink cartridges have run out of ink.
  2. Whenever the upper lamp flashes, you will find that the Black FINE cartridge has run out of ink, and if the lower lamp flashes, it signifies that the Color FINE cartridge is running out of ink. In those cases, you have no other option other than replacing the ink cartridges.

This is what you should know about the flashing lights on the Canon MG-3051 printer. If you need further assistance, reach out to us.

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