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Canon ip4000 flashing 12 times

I have a Canon ip 4000 and it blinks orange 12 times nothing has worked as I have just replaced the old with the new cartridges please can anyone help me I have tried the one when you have to hold both buttons down then turn on then push button twice while still holing one down and then pushing 4 times nothing seems to work

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  • Alison Flood Jul 21, 2007

    my printer head won't move and it is 12 times it flashes any ideas

  • Alison Flood Jul 21, 2007

    Thankyou so much enjoy your weekend I know I certainly can thanks to you

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For 11 orange flashes (Canon doesn't list 12) Canon says its an automatic print head alignment error: -make sure ink tanks are snapped in correctly http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=SuprtKnowledgeBaseAct&fcategoryid=184&modelid=10438 -place 8.5 x 11 paper in the automatic sheet feeder, anything smaller will cause this error. -Remove the printer from strong light; apparently a sensor in the paper output slot can be affected. -Also you said you replaced all the cartridges with new ones, were the new from HP? If not I would definitely try replacing them all.

Posted on Jul 21, 2007

  • tomj23 Jul 21, 2007

    Forget the link, it doesn't work. This is the info I wanted you to see:

    Refer to the following steps to verify the ink tanks are seated correctly:

    After confirming that the printer is powered on, open the paper output tray.

    Open the top cover and wait until the print head moves to the center.

    Open the inner cover and check that ink tanks are properly seated.

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Hi there,

It sounds like the cartridge or one of the tanks may not be properly seated.
Pull out and then reinsert the ink tanks. Make sure they CLICK in firmly. Hold down the RESUME button for 5 seconds.

Helpful links:

Click here for the Canon iP4000 cartridge replacement page.

Click here for info on reseating tanks.

Click here for the correct order of the ink tanks

Hope this helps.
Mike

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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