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Print Output Too Slow

My PIXMA iP4000R has slowed down to a crawl. Three standard pages can take as long as 15 minutes to complete. I have replaced drivers etc....

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It could be your print quality is set too high! Go to Printer and Faxes in Control Panel! Right Click on your printer and select properties On the General Tab click on Printing preferences! Look for something that Says quality or graphics or something like that! If its set to high quality then set it to normal If its set to normal then try draft!( but if you need to do this then there is an underlying issue!) Try this and get back to me! regards, babb

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If you have gone through the process of cleaning and deep cleaning, as described by canon, and you still get no ink flow after printing 2-3 pages, the print head needs to be replaced.
Here is WHO to contact and HOW to install the print head:
WHO: Purchasing a Print Head
You may purchase a print head* for this printer by calling 1-800-828-4040 Monday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight. EST, excluding holidays. When calling, speak the term "order parts" when the speech routing system asks the reason for your call. You will immediately be routed to the Parts Desk for assistance. Be sure to have your model number (iP4000R) or part number (QY6-0049-000) ready for the sales person.

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  2. Open the paper output tray and top cover.

    Note: Gently open the paper output tray while holding it.

  3. After confirming that the print head holder has moved to the center, open the inner cover.

  4. Remove the orange tape securing the print head lock lever, and raise the print head lock lever.

    Note: If the top cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the print head holder will move to the right. If this occurs, close the top cover once and then re-open it.

  5. Remove the print head from its package and remove the orange protective cap.



    <1> Electrical Contacts and Print Head Face's Nozzle Area
    <2> Ink Supply Filters

    Note: To avoid any damage, do not touch the print head face's nozzle area, electrical contacts, and ink supply filters. After removing the protective cap, set the print head into the print head holder immediately. Do not re-attach the protective cap after it has been removed.

  6. Set the print head into the print head holder, and lower the print head lock lever until a click sound is made.


    Next, install the ink tanks.

  7. Remove the cyan ink tank (BCI-6C) from its package. Pull the orange tape in the direction of the arrow to remove the wrap film completely.


    Note: Remove the orange tape completely. If the orange tape is not completely removed, it may interfere with printing.


    <1> Removed correctly
    <2> Removed incorrectly

  8. Hold the ink tank as shown in the image below. Twist the orange protective cap in the direction of the arrow, and remove it.

    Note: Remove the protective cap while holding it, so that fingers will not be stained by the ink.


  9. Insert the ink tank into the slot at the right end, and push down on the PUSH mark on top of the ink tank until a click sound is made. Install the other ink tanks in the same manner.


  10. Close the inner cover and top cover.

    Note: Check that each ink tank is installed in the correct position:


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I have the exact same problem

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