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Newly installed Canon Pixma 4500 Printer. Printed 3 sheets perfectly after set up then left for 2 days. Orange alarm light now flashing 5 times which according to troubleshooting in manual is the printer head not correctly installed or defective. Re installed printer head, which looks perfectly alright, 3 times without any effect

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If this happened recently then try to reset the printer to factory state. Please see procedure below:
1.Connect the Canon PIXMA iX4000 printer to the power cord. ( note : If the automatic power-on function is enabled in the printer, the printer enters the service mode for the first time, but it will never enter the service mode if the printer is turned off by the Power button. This is because the printer remains to be turned on internally if the power is turned off by the Power button. To prevent this, disconnection of the power cord is required before starting the printer in the service mode ) .

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3.While holding the Power button, release Resume/Cancel button. (Don't release the Power button.)

4.While holding the Power button, press Resume/Cancel button 2 times, and then release both the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons.

5.When the Power LED lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times to reset waste ink counter in the Canon Pixma iX4000. (note : If the Power LED does not light in green the printer does not enter the service mode, disconnect the power cord and plug it again. Then start from step 1 to start the printer in the service mode again).

6.At the end of the service mode, press the Power button. The paper lifting plate of the sheet feed unit will be raised.
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Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the Alarm and Power LEDs light alternately, Alarm in orange and Power in green, starting with Alarm LED.
Other specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.

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3 times Orange (Alarm) EEPROM initialization
4 times Green (Power) Waste ink counter resetting
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While holding the Power button, release theresume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the Power
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If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy Holidays!

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While holding the Power button, release the resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the Power
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This was not the sollution for my pinter..
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I found this service manual for the IP4200 but this methode also doen not solve my error led..

Is their someone who has the sollution for this strange error?

1) With the printer power turned off, while pressing

the Resume/Cancel button, press and hold the Power
button. (DO NOT release the buttons. The Power LED
lights in green to indicate that a function is
selectable.)
2) While holding the Power button, release the
resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the Power
button.)
3) While holding the Power button, press the
Resume/Cancel button 2 times, and then release both

the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the

Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the Alarm and
Power
LEDs light alternately, Alarm in orange and Power
in
green, starting with Alarm LED.)
4) When the Power LED lights in green, press the
Resume/Cancel button the specified number of
time(s)
setting) (THEN HIT THE POWER BUTTON >AFTER THIS< TO SET).

Time(s) LED indication Function Remarks
0 times Green (Power) Power off When the print head is

not installed, the carriage returns and locks in the

home position capped.
1 time Orange (Alarm) Service test print .
2 times Green (Power) EEPROM information print
3 times Orange (Alarm) EEPROM initialization


>>>>>>>>THIS ONE
4 times Green (Power) Waste ink counter resetting<<<<<<<<<<<<


5 times Orange (Alarm) Destination settings After
entering the destination settings mode, press the
Resume/Cancel button the specified number of time(s)

to select the destination. For detail, see
"Destination settings procedures" below.
6 times Green (Power) Print head deep cleaning
(Cleaning of both black and color)
7 times Orange (Alarm) Reserved
8 times Green (Power) CD / DVD check pattern
9 times Orange (Alarm) CD / DVD print position
correction (horizontal: X direction)
10 times Green (Power) CD / DVD print position
correction (vertical: Y direction)
11 to 13 times Orange, Green, Orange(Alarm,
Power,Alarm) Return to the menu selection
14 times Green (Power) Left margin correction Not used

in servicing.
15 times Orange (Alarm) Return to the menu selection


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0 times Green (Power) No change of the destination
1 time Orange (Alarm) Japan Supported
2 times Green (Power) Korea Not supported
3 times Orange (Alarm) US Not supported
4 times Green (Power) Europe Supported
5 times Orange (Alarm) Australia Supported

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