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Ink replacement IP4600

Hi, I got an expected error. I replaced my ink cartridges, all lamps lit on red as usually, but after closing enclosure printer orange lamp flashed 4 times which means that there is a problem with installation cartridges. I opened enclosure and only black ink lit on red and the rest is off. I repeated this action many times and error still occurs. Can someone give my a hint how to solve my problem.

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This did NOT solved my flashing led (15 times) also magneta led is off and when i re-install the cartridge its just a second on, and the flashing led is back 15x !! it driving me nuts..

How do you got this solved?

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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


Time(s) LED indication Destination CD / DVD print
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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I would try a new ink tank. They do go bad even though they have ink in them.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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I have tried replacing all ink cartridges with brand new ones but it keeps saying Error U052 ? I am not really sure why it won't recognize the ink cartridges especially because they are from Canon


The error code indicated, the print head is defective, so it will not get solve by replacing any number of cartridges. Just follow the steps below to reseat the print head, if that does not help, then replace the print head.

  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.)

    mp800_openbutton.gif

    *MP800R shown

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.

  4. Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.


    Caution: Handle the ink tanks with care so that your clothes and surrounding area do not get soiled. Make sure to remove the ink tanks one by one.

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  5. Raise the print head lock lever.

  6. Tilt the print head slightly towards the front of the machine and lift out gently.

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    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>. Doing so may cause printing problems.

    mp_500_ph_contacts.jpg

  7. Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.

  8. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

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  9. Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

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  10. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

    05sj00141_09_en.jpg

    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.
    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.

    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.

  11. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.

Ink Tank Lamp indications

You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.

- On: The printer is ready to print.

- Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.

- Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.

- Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

Aug 28, 2012 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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U150--cartridge is not reognized


Hi there,
If the following error occurs "The following ink tank cannot be recognized" error code U043, U140, U150

Action 1 : The ink tank is not installed in the ink tank. Install the ink tank. Refer to "Replacing an ink Tank" below.

Action 2 : The ink tank is not compatible with the machine. (The lamp on the ink tank is off.) Install an appropriate ink tank.
Refer to "Replacing an ink tank" below.

Replacing Ink Tanks.

Action 3 : An ink tank error has occurred (The lamp on the ink tank is off).
Replace the ink tank.
Refer to "Replacing an ink tank" below.

Replacing an ink tank :
Replace the ink tank using the following steps :
1) Open the Paper Output Tray.
Put your finger in the rounded indent of the Paper Output tray and open it gently.

2) Make sure that the machine is turned on, and lift the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) until it stops.
The Print Head Holder moves to the center.
Caution : * Do not hold the LCD or the Operation Panel.
* Do not hold the Print Head Holder to stop or move it.
Important : If the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) is left open for more than 10 minutes, the Printer Head Holder moves to the right side. Close and reopen the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) to return the holder to the center.

3) OPen the Inner Cover.
Caution : Do not touch the metallic parts inside the machine.

4) Remove the ink tank whose lamp is flashing fast.
Push the tab and remove the ink tank.
Important : * Handle ink tanks carefully to avoid staining clothing or surrounding area.
* Discard empty ink tanks according to the local laws and regualtions regarding disposal of consumables.
Note : * Do not remove more than one ink tank at a time. Be sure to replace ink tanks one by one when replacing more than one ink tank.

5) Prepare the replacement tank.
a) Remove the new ink tank from its packaging.
b) Pull the orange tape to peel off the protective film.
c) Remove the film completely.
Important : Make sure that the protective film does not remain in the air hole. If the air hole is blocked with the remaining film, ink may leak out or may not eject properly.
d) Remove the orange protective cap from the bottom of the ink tank.
Discard the cap once it is removed.
Important : * Do not touch the electrical contacts on the ink tank. Doing so can cause the machine to malfunction or become unable to print.
* Be sure to remove the clear film from the ink tank in the exact order, as failure to follow this step may cause the ink to leak and stain your clothes and hands.
* Do not squeeze the side of the ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out and stain your clothes and hands.
* Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it, Discard it according to the local laws and regulations regarding the disposal of consumables.
* Do not touch the open ink port once the protective cap is removed, as this may prevent the ink from being ejected properly.

6) Install the ink tank.
a) Insert the front end of the ink tank into the Print Head. Make sure the position of the tank matched the label.
b) Press on the "press" mark on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.
c) Make sure that the ink lamp lights up red.
Important : Install all the ink tanks to print. The machine cannot be used unless all the ink tanks are installed.
7) Close the Inner Cover.
Note : Make sure that the Inner Cover is closed. Printing will not start with the Inner Cover open since paper cannot be fed properly.

8) Gently close the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover).
Caution : * Be sure to hold the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) firmly using both hands, and be careful not to get your fingers caught.
* Do not hold the LCD or the OPeration Panel.
Note : * When you start printing after replacing the ink tank. Print Head Cleaning is performed automatically. Do not start another operation until the machine has stopped making operating noises.

Hope this helps.
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Dec 04, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP6700D InkJet Photo Printer

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Canon pixma ip4600 black ink problem


The PGI-220 is the larger ink tank and is filled with standard black ink. The PGI-221 black cartridge is the photo black. There is no way to force the printer to use the photo black cartridge (skinny one) to print documents. The photo black cartridge is only used if you print a photo. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling shop and I can't refill these cartridges yet. There is no way to reset the ink level chip without a resetter and any replacement chips you find on the internet are technically violating patent law.

Jan 28, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4600 Color InkJet Photo...

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Error message - no ink


Hi Maria,

Try removing all of the ink cartridges again. Open the cover and remove all of the inks. Close the cover and turn the printer off. Leave it off for about 30 to 45 secs. Turn it back on. Install again the ink cartridges. Check if it will charge after closing the cover.

If it still says that ink need replacement, check your lcd panel. Usually it will tell you what ink cartridge needs replacement. This might be a faulty ink cartridge.

Sep 09, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo RX700 All-In-One InkJet...

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First cartridge change


Hi

1. Make sure the printer is powered on, and not printing.
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Do one of the following:

3a. If the red error light is on (cartridge is empty) press the MAINTENANCE BUTTON.
3b. If the red error light is flashing (cartridge is low) press the MAINTENANCE BUTTON. You will now see the Cartridge Replacement highlighted in Advanced Settings. Select OK.
3c. If the error light is off (outdated cartridge), press the DOWN ARROW MENU button to choose MORE OPTIONS. Press OK, then select INK CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT.

4. You will now see a message on the display telling you that the ink cartridge replacement will begin. Press OK to continue. The print head will move to the replacement position.
5. Open the cartridge cover. Press in the tab on the back of the cartridge, and lift the cartridge out of the printer. Dispose of it carefully.
6. Unwrap the new ink cartridge. DO NOT touch the green circuit boards, or remove ANY labels.
7. Lower the cartridge into the holder, with the green circuit board facing the front. Gently push the cartridge down until it is firmly seated.
8. If you need to replace another ink cartridge, repeat steps 5-7 above.
9. Close the cartridge cover. Press the front corner of the cartridge cover forward to lock the cover into place.
10. Press OK, and close the printer cover. The printer will begin charging the ink delivery system. Once charging is complete, press OK to finish.

Aug 02, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R300 InkJet Printer

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Help Epson CX3200


Hi,

I just like to ask to where specifically you can see the red light. It will help us determine what cause the red light. To give you heads up as well, the Printer's LCD screen can help us determine what exactly the offline condition of the CX3200 is:


Error message: No color or black ink cartridge-->Press the Color Copy button to install a new ink cartridge.
Solution: The indicated ink cartridge is not installed. Please install the necessary cartridge(s).

Error message: Color or black ink out -- >Press the Color Copy button to begin replacing the ink cartridge.
Solution: The indicated ink cartridge is out of ink. You will need to replace the necessary ink cartridge(s).


Error Message: Ink cartridge error -- > Press the Color Copy button to begin replacing the ink cartridge.
Solution: There is something wrong with the ink cartridge. Make sure the cartridge is genuine Epson ink. Also, try reseating the cartridge (remove it, and then reinstall it).

Error Message: Paper jam or misfeed -- > Press the Color Copy button and clear the paper jam by hand if necessary.
Solution: Paper is jammed. Check for any obstructions under the unit's cover, and in the paper tray.

Error Message: Paper out -- > Load paper in the sheet feeder and press the Color Copy button.
Solution: Load paper in the sheet feeder, and then press the Color Copy button to continue printing.

Error Message: Scanner unit open -- > close the scanner unit
Solution: Carefully close the scanner and press it down until it clicks securely into place.

Error Message: Scanner error -- > See your documentation and call service if necessary.
Solution: Press the ON button to turn off the Epson Stylus CX3200. Unlock the transportation lock, if necessary. If it is already unlocked, toggle the lock back and forth, 5-10 times. Turn on your Stylus CX3200 again.


Error Message: Printer error -- > See your documentation and call service if necessary.
Solution: Press the ON button to turn off the Epson Stylus CX3200. Disconnect it from power, and then reconnect it to power. Press the ON button to turn on the Stylus CX3200.

May 23, 2008 | Epson Stylus CX3200 All-In-One InkJet...

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My Epsn Stylus PHOTO R300 says I need to replace an ink catridge however it does not tell me which one is out of ink. How do I find out which one to buy?


Hi,

If an ink cartridge is empty, the red error light will remain solid. You can check the status of the of the ink cartridges by looking at the icons on the control panel. Press the down arrow button to scroll down to MORE OPTIONS. The level of ink will be shown on the screen and the ink that will be out will have cross on it.

Please follow the steps below to replace one or more cartridges.

***NOTE***
-You cannot print if any ink cartridge is expended.
-Leave the empty cartridge installed in the printer until you have obtained a replacement.
-To ensure good results on your printouts, we recommend using Genuine Epson Ink cartridges. Epson does not recommend the use of refilled inks or 3rd party ink cartridges.

Once you start the ink cartridge replacement procedure, you must complete all the steps in one session.

1. Make sure the printer is powered on, and not printing.
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Do one of the following:

3a. If the red error light is on (cartridge is empty) press the MAINTENANCE BUTTON.
3b. If the red error light is flashing (cartridge is low) press the MAINTENANCE BUTTON. You will now see the Cartridge Replacement highlighted in Advanced Settings. Select OK.
3c. If the error light is off (outdated cartridge), press the DOWN ARROW MENU button to choose MORE OPTIONS. Press OK, then select INK CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT.

4. You will now see a message on the display telling you that the ink cartridge replacement will begin. Press OK to continue. The print head will move to the replacement position.
5. Open the cartridge cover. Press in the tab on the back of the cartridge, and lift the cartridge out of the printer. Dispose of it carefully.
6. Unwrap the new ink cartridge. DO NOT touch the green circuit boards, or remove ANY labels.
7. Lower the cartridge into the holder, with the green circuit board facing the front. Gently push the cartridge down until it is firmly seated.
8. If you need to replace another ink cartridge, repeat steps 5-7 above.
9. Close the cartridge cover. Press the front corner of the cartridge cover forward to lock the cover into place.
10. Press OK, and close the printer cover. The printer will begin charging the ink delivery system. Once charging is complete, press OK to finish.

May 23, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R200 InkJet Printer

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Ink cartridge problem


Solution: Snap in ink tanks properly MP500

Ink Tank Seated Properly Refer to the following steps to verify the ink tanks are seated correctly:
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the Open button. (The paper output tray will open.)

    mp500_openbutton.gif

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

  3. Open the inner cover.

    CAUTION:
    a. Do not try to manually move or stop the Print Head Holder.
    b. Do not touch any metal parts.


  4. Press down on the ink tank until a click is heard, thereby making sure the ink tank is seated properly.

    05sj00141_08_en.gif

    Note:
    Make sure that the ink tank is inserted in the slot that corresponds to the ink tank's color.



  5. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

    05sj00141_09_en.jpg

    Note:
    Ink Tank Lamp
    You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.
    • - On: The printer is ready to print.
    • - Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.
    • - Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.
    • - Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.
  6. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    Note:
    1. When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam your finger.
    2. When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.

Mar 30, 2008 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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CANON 1P4200 PRINTER


I would try a new ink tank. They do go bad even though they have ink in them.

Mar 21, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Inaccurate error message


According to Canon's website:

Details Print Friendly Version Issue: ERROR LCD: More than one ink tank of the following color is installed U071
Solution: Replace defective ink tank (MP500 / MP800)

Replacing An Ink Tank Use the following procedure to replace empty ink tanks or when an ink tank error appears.
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.).

    mp500_openbutton.gif

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.

  4. Press the ink tank's tab (1), then remove it from the slot (2).

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  5. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.

    05sj00141_05_en.jpg

    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.

    05sj00141_06.jpg


    <4> Tape is completely removed.

    <5> Tape remains. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.

    Caution: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.

  6. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

    Note: Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

    05sj00141_08_en.gif


  7. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

    05sj00141_09_en.jpg

    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.


    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.

  8. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.

Ink Tank Lamp indications
You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.
  • On: The printer is ready to print.
  • Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.
  • Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.
  • Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

Aug 14, 2007 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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