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I e161-403 - how do i get rid of the message

I know what error code e161-403f means: it means the left print head is to warm. i think i know why the error message has come up. if i rectify the problem, will the error message go away? if not, how do i get rid of it?

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I have had two of my Canon plotters give this error.message, I had to manually move the carriage unit and replace the printhead. On one of the plotters the error message returned, on the second plotter I was able to go into service mode where it asked me to replace the printhead. I just went though the motions since the printhead was brand new and I was able to get the plotter to function correctly.

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Over heat of the print head.
Turn off - Turn on the machine, if this will not work try to access the service mode update to the latest firmware version and replace the print head

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E161-403F Abnormally high printhead L temperature

If you had a big job to do, take it cool a little bit.If that doesnt help change print head.

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I think you need to manually move the carriage unit and replace the print head but go into the service mode first and see whether its asking to have the print head replaced before you spend any money.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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How to solve the problem E161-403F canon ipf 8000s

your problem is on left print head and you must change it in service mode.

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Error message reads "unable to

It means that the printer is unable to clean the print head number(s) 46. The print head is located under the ink cartridges. Remove the cartridges, and you should see a plastic piece with a hole in it to put your finger under and snap open. This allows you to see the print heads. The print heads look like a sponge type dabber on top of a plastic case. Grab a hold of the print head and pull it out. Look for ink that has spilled behind it or on any of the brass colored computer connections. use warm water and a lint free cloth to scrub it off. Press the print head sponge with your finger and make sure that ink primes and fills the head then put the printer back together and try a test page. If you stll get the error then you need to contact brother for a print head replacement.

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I have a pixma ip6700 printer that gave me an error code of 6500 when i was putting in an ink cartridge. I believe I have the ink problem fix but i can't get rid of the message. unpluging it over night...

Please try the old cartridge and see if you get the same problem
If you don't then the new cartridge is defective and should be returned and exchanged for another
If it does give you the same problem please try the following
Remove all the ink cartridges from the machine
Then clean the contacts on the cartridges as well as inside the machine itself
Do this with a small amount of warm water on a cotton swab until no ink comes off on the swab
If any of the other cartridges are low, empty, leaking or bulging replace them
Then turn off the machine and unplug it for 70 seconds
Plug it back it and wait for the insert cartridges message
Insert the cartridges and check to see if the problem is still there
If it is it means the print head has failed
In order to fix this the print head inside the printer needs to be replaced
The print head is the part of the printer that puts ink from the cartridges onto the page
Unfortunately this can sometimes cost more to replace then the machine itself
The print head has seperate nozzles for each cartridge so it can print black for example and the color print blank even if the print head has failed.

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What does the message "print head error" mean?

That is not very much information to go on. So you can try cleaning it.

Turn on the hot water until warm
Put about 1/2 inches of water in a cup
Put the print head portion (where the ink comes out) in for about a minute
Dry off the cartridge using a soft tissue.
Re-insert the cartridge into the printer.
Run the normal cleaning software routine a few times

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Ipf 8000 error E161-403f

I think you need to manually move the carriage unit and replace the print head but go into the service mode first and see whether its asking to have the print head replaced before you spend any money.

Sep 30, 2010 | Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8000 Printer

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E161-403F Abnormally high printhead L temperature

If you had a big job to do, take it cool a little bit.If that doesnt help change print head.

Jul 06, 2010 | Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8000 Printer

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Error Message

That is a problem with the print head tilt or side to side movement.First remove the right and left covers. Then on look on the left side ( looking at the machine from the front). About mid way back toward the bottom of the frams you will see a stainless steel block, about 1 inch square. See if there is ink in it. Normally you will see some yellow ink buildup in that block. There is a spring on a bracket that you have to slip off to remove and clean the block. If excessivly filled witih ink you may have to use some channel lock pliers to remove it. Soak the block in some pretty warm to hot water to slften the ink and clean the block and shafe off thoroughly. Then clean the print head shaft and remove as much loose ink as possible.
The second most likely problem is that the print head wiper blade has stuck to the print head. You then have to remove the ink loader, ( where you insert the ink sticks. Once that is removed you can access the print head/drum area. The blade is pink in color and if tacked to the print head, remove gently. Then run a couple of cleaning cycles and also the remove light stripes cycle. The blade will mostly stick if the machine it shut off improperly or there is a power failure. The clutch that drives the wipe may be bad, although far less likely.
Those are the 2 most common problems that give that code. I would say those 2 resolve that problem more than 70 percent of the time. But that code means the print head is not moving side to side or front to ack properly.
Hope this helps , it should.

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Error message 07,010.43:41188

That error message means that the print head is not moving properly from the home park position to the print position.
Here are the mose likely possibilities.
1 Ink has spilled out and into the stainless steel block that the print head pivot shaft goes through. With the covers off looking from the front it is on lower left about mid machine, about 1 inch square. Would most likely have yellow ink in it.
2. You had a power failure or unpluged the machine without powering it down properly and the Print head wiper is tacked to the print head not allowing it to move.
3. One of the cables that are connected to the print head are keeping it from moving properly.
4 The Media motor gears are out of timing. That is not very likely though.
Also, to prevent this, you need to be sure the machine is level front to back and side to side.
I have seen one print head defective leaking ink into the bottom of the machine making a huge mess.
But that code is definatly related to the print head not being able to pivot freely.

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