Question about Canon Pixma iP4500 InkJet Printer
THIS IS THE SECOND PRINTER THAT I HAVE BOUGHT THAT IS GIVING ME THIS PROBLEM.
AFTER THE ORIGINAL CARTRIDGEDS HAVE FINISHED I REPLACED THEM WITH COMPATIBLE TANKS WITH THE SAME CHIP AND, JUST RELEASED THE PRINTER FROM DETECTING THE TANK AS BEING EMPTY.
IT PRINTED FINE FOR AWHILE BUT THEN THE YELLOW GOT LIGHTER AND STOPPED ALTOGETHER.
THERE IS PLENTY INK IN THE TANK, AND THE JET IS CLEAR, BUT IT REFUSES TO PRINT YELLOW! - IS THIS SOME SORT OF FAILSAFE CANNON HAVE IMPLEMENTED? CAN ANY BODY PLEASE HELP????
Derrick, Came across something the other day and thought of you even though we know that there are a lot of yellow tanks with bad chips in them.
Lift the ink tank carriage body up and expose the print head, there is a lever to lift up and pull out the print head. Now soak that print head in ammonia for several hours and then rinse it out with a warm water jet, using a water wand or just the faucet head. The print head has a rather large hole with a screen to accept the ink from the tank. You can wipe it off and blow it out using your mouth too, just don't **** on it. Canned air is the way to go and blow the canned air on the bottom too and then wipe the print head forward and to the right on a paper towel damp with rubbing alcohol. Do this until you are getting some yellow color easily. Then reinsert the yellow print head.
Now, put everything back and latch it down. Unplug the printer pulling the cord from the back. Hold the OK and Cancel/reset button down at the same time and reinsert the power cord. Hodl these buttons down for about six seconds until the lights blink or you get a message and then release. Now press and hold the On button down for five seconds. Now, turn the printer off and wait until its finished. Unplug the cord from the back and leave it out for 20 minutes, then reattach the power cord and turn the printer on and print a test page using the menu. See if your yellow is okay now.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
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