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Ip4200 - printing issues!

Hi, My ip4200 has just been installed on a new computer with Xp and latest drivers from canon. All ink tanks are full though for some reason the printer will pick up paper and just sits there until windows times out. It won't even print a test page. I have tried reinstalling driver. Is there a way to reset the printer's memory? or am i going about this the wrong way? Cheers handy

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Hi, Perhaps you can try: remove the USB connection of the printer; uninstall and remove all drivers of the Canon IP4200; reboot your PC; plug in your usb to the PC from the printer; power on your printer; let windows auto detect "New Hardware found"; let windows auto install drivers; test print. If after plugging in your usb and powering your printer Windows did not auto detect "New Hardware found", it's possible that your printer's usb cable is defective. If Windows auto detected the Canon IP4200 and auto installed all the necessary drivers but failed in the test print, repeat above steps but instead of auto install, use the original CD driver and not the new drivers (Let me choose which drivers I want". RESET - User manual is available from the Canon site. There are 2 versions, 1 is a Quick Start Guide in pdf and the other is a User's Manual (On-Screen). Both does not say anything about reset, however you may want to google "fix your own printer" and variations of resetting all sorts of printers are available. Some works, others are ... well you can always give it a try. Or in the On-Screen Manual,you can also try the Troubleshooting/Printing Does Not Start. Another thing that you can try is installing the printer in another PC using the old CD drivers and see if it works. If it does, then it is a driver issue with the new PC. If it does not, you're back to reset . Hope this be of some help to you. Good luck and kind regards.

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Hello there,

I've gotten in touch with Canon and have something a little different to try. At the very least the error should change. (Sorry, gallows humor). Please read this entire response before taking action.

After the upcoming test procedure, I have included a link and procedure to contact Canon tech support. The assure me they will replace any faulty tanks.

The purpose of this exercise is either rule out ink tanks that are behaving or isolate the one(s) responsible for the 1414. You should write down the results of this test. Please perform the following:

1. Open the printer and remove all ink tanks.

2. Insert a single ink tank in the printer then close the cover.

3. Confirm whether the printer recognizes the installed tank properly. If it does, it will indicate it does not detect the other ink tanks, as they are not currently installed in the printer.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 with another ink tank.

5. If the printer at any time indicates two of the same ink tanks are installed, the cause will be the last tank installed. For example, if you inserted an ink tank earlier, and you later inserted another ink tank, and it said two of the same inks were installed, the cause of the issue is the last ink tank.


Click here for the Canon PIXMA iP4200 support page
Then click on e-mail support.
Fill out the form.
Under description, supply the following info:

Error 1414 Ink tank problem on my Canon PIXMA iP4200
The error won't go away.
I have replaced the <color in question> tank, reseated it, yet the error remains.

You will also need to list what inks are being used in the printer. State the type of ink that is being used and the order that the tanks are installed in the print head.
Provide the exact part number (such as BCI-6C, BCI3eBk, etc.) if possible.

The Canon support rep assured me they will be glad to replace the malfunctioning tank(s) for you at no cost. Please
respond with the results, and specify the ink tank(s) that were not recognized correctly.

They responded quickly, professionally and apologetically. They want to help get this resolved for you.

I hope this helps end the frustration you must be feeling. If you need additional help or clarification, click the ASK button.

Mike

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mebbe you are in the market for new drivers? always wonder why the printer folk don't explain that when new cartridges are installed, so should new drivers..sheesh..

go here for those
, the express route(look for canon icon)

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I read somewhere that if the printer receives instruction from the PC that it requires black only printing (e.g. a letter in Word) then it will use the 5PGBK tank. The 8BK tank is used with the other colours in photo printing only. If you check the greyscale option, it will use ink from the 8BK tank and mix with the CMY colours to print, but I have not tried this out.
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Hello there scubadave,

I've gotten in touch with Canon and have somethinga little different to try. At the very least the error should change.(Sorry, gallows humor). Please read this entire response before takingaction.

After the upcoming test procedure, I have included alink and procedure to contact Canon tech support. The assure me theywill replace any faulty tanks.

The purpose of this exercise iseither rule out ink tanks that are behaving or isolate the one(s)responsible for the dupliucate error. You should write down the results of thistest. Please perform the following:

1. Open the printer and remove all ink tanks.

2. Insert a single ink tank in the printer then close the cover.

3.Confirm whether the printer recognizes the installed tank properly. Ifit does, it will indicate it does not detect the other ink tanks, asthey are not currently installed in the printer.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 with another ink tank.

5.If the printer at any time indicates two of the same ink tanks areinstalled, the cause will be the last tank installed. For example, ifyou inserted an ink tank earlier, and you later inserted another inktank, and it said two of the same inks were installed, the cause of theissue is the last ink tank.


Click here for the Canon PIXMA iP4200 support page
Then click on e-mail support.
Fill out the form.
Under description, supply the following info:

Error- Duplicate Ink tank problem on my Canon PIXMA iP4200
<Describe how error occurs>
I have replaced the <color in> question> tank, reseated it, yet the error continues.

Youwill also need to list what inks are being used in the printer. Statethe type of ink that is being used and the order that the tanks areinstalled in the print head.
Provide the exact part number (such as BCI-6C, BCI3eBk, etc.) if possible.

The Canon support rep assured me they will be glad to replace the malfunctioning tank(s) for you at no cost. Please
respond with the test results, and specify the ink tank(s) that were not recognized correctly.

They responded quickly, professionally and apologetically. They want to help get this resolved for you.

I hope this helps end the frustration you must be feeling. If you need additional help or clarification, click the ASK button.

Remember: Good things happen to those who Rate.

Mike

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