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Canon Pixma IP4200: Error message "two yellow cartridges are installed" even though this is not the case. All cartridges are new and manufacturer's originals. All tanks are full. Please advise how I temporarily cancel cartridge monitoring until the ink is used up and I can replace this cartridge. John Hargreaves

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I solved the problem (I hope more than temporarily) by going out and buying a new yellow ink cartridge. The new one seems to be working, but the cartridge that generated the error message was brand new, too - hardly a satisfactory outcome. I worked out that buying a new cartridge would be slightly cheaper than signing up for one of the Canon support plans. As you can guess, this experience does not augur well for me buying more Canon products in future.
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Hello first of all are you technical
I have taken the printer head out
boil some water and pour in a cup
take off the 2 screws at the bottom
gentley open the head from the casing**** note if you not gentley it wil brake and U can through the hole head away
then let the white block lie in in the water until the water is cold the trough that out and repeat this step.Boil water again....Wait for 4 to 5 minutes to pass..... then use high copressed air and blow from the underneth so that the presure will force the **** out on the white block side also force some hot water from the litle sifes at the top down and make sure that holes are open
replace the ruber perfectley and the head pease an make sure every thing is propeley dry.Replase the scews .and put it back in the printer.Remember it is also a very filthey and inkey job.Good luck

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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Hi,

You might need to reset your printer so it can work again. please follow the steps below. It is important to familiarize yourself to the steps before doing it.

Here it is.

With the printer plugged in and powered off, press and hold the Resume/Cancel button, then press and hold the Power button.

Do not release the buttons. The LED light should be green to indicate that a function is selectable

While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button, do not release the Power button

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 LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.

When the LED light is green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times. Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.

Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the reset is performed.
When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically

Press the power button to exit service mode.


Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 24, 2011

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