Question about Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Paper output tray is closed

After I successfully resolved the ink absorber full problem by replacing the pads inside of the machine (trust me, it's not worth your while try to clean them), I put the printer back together, and now it's giving an error of "paper output tray is closed" and advising me to open the door so I can print.

The front door of the printer is open, and I see nothing in its paper path. Any help is appreciated.

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  • whkana Dec 31, 2007

    As it turns out, there is a micro-switch right above the end of the front door, on lower right-hand corner (as you close the front door). There is a tiny lever that activate the switch by having the door pushing up the the lever as the door is open. The lever was mis-aligned, so it wasn't catching the door opening, so the printer thought the door is still closed.



    Once I made sure the lever is above the front door when the door is in the open position, everything else is good.


  • pxdk Jan 02, 2008

    Followed through your detail explanation but I am not quite the correct image into my mind. Once the tray is opened, there is one tiny button (black round and bouncy, support by spring) which is facing me. And I can't find the lower-right button as you mentioned. If you could email me a picture helping me to locate the annoying 'device' that causes all the hassle would be great. Thanks a lot and appreciated. pxd@k.st

  • blooml May 11, 2010

    anyone get a photo of where this is? I can't seem to locate it. thanks! blooml@hotmail.com

  • pxdk May 11, 2010

    Thanks Guest, will attempt once returned home. Wonder if you would be kind enough to send/upload pics to guide us where is the screw/how to remove it. (Yea, screw open ha ha ha) thanks a lot.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    The printer only uses the back tray for printing. It will not take paper from the front cartridge.

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Hi Guest, THANKS A LOT for this invaluable feedback, I will try it and see how it goes ... it would be great if photos / pictures are available on how to open it. Thank you.

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I had the same problem with the paper output tray. I solved it by removing the switch by removing one screw and tying the wire leads together. Now the printer thinks the tray is always open.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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    Brian Korona May 06, 2014

    Can you please describe this process and how would it work for thr pixma mx310 ?

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Green light flashes 7 times


LED Blinking in Orange/Green:

2 times: No paper. (ASF) [1000]; Set the paper in the ASF, and press the Resume/Cancel button.No CD-R tray. [1001]*1; Set the CD-R tray, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
No paper in the cassette. [1003]; Set the paper in the cassette, and press the Resume/Cancel button.

3 times: Paper jam. [1300]; Remove the jammed paper, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
Paper jam in the under guide. [1304]
Paper jam in the rear guide.[1303]
Front door closed. [1250]; Open the paper output tray.

4 times: No ink.[1601 / 1611 / 1612 / 1613]; Replace the empty ink tank(s), or press the Resume/Cancel button. Pressing the Resume/Cancelbutton will exit the error without ink tank replacement, however, ink may run out during printing.

5 times: The print head is not installed [1401], or it is not properly installed (EEPROM data of the print head is faulty) [1403 /1405]. Install the print head properly, and close the access cover. Or, with the print head installed, turn the printer off and on.

6 times: Inner cover open. [1841]*2; Close the inner cover, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
Inner cover open (during printing on paper). [1846]*2; Close the inner cover, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
CD-R tray guide closed (during CD-R printing).[1850 / 1855]*1; Open the CD-R tray guide, set the
CD-R tray properly, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
CD-R tray guide open (during printing to paper). [1851 /1856]*1; Close the CD-R tray guide, and press the Resume/Cancel button.

7 times:No CD-R or DVD-R. [1002] After setting a CD-R or DVD-R in the tray, set the tray in the tray guide, and press the Resume/Cancel button.

8 times: Warning: The waste ink absorber becomes almost full (approx. 95% of the maximum capacity). [1700]; Pressing the Resume/Cancel button will exit the error, and enable printing. The service call error, indicating the waste ink absorber is full, is likely to occur soon.
In repair servicing, replace the bottom case unit (QM2-1249), or the ink absorbers (QC1-4222 / 4223 / 4224 / 4263 / 4264 / 4864).

9 times: The connected digital camera or digital video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing. [2001]; After removing the cable between the camera and the printer, press the Resume/Cancel button, and
re-connect the cable.

10 times: Automatic duplex printing cannot be performed (paper size not supported). [1310]; Press the Resume/Cancel button to eject the paper being used at error occurrence. Printing will resume from on the front side of the next page.

11 times: Failed in automatic print head alignment. [2500]; Press the Resume/Cancel button, and after confirming the following, perform print head alignment again: - Set an appropriate type and size of paper (plain paper, A4 or letter). - Check that the nozzle check pattern is properly printed (all ink ejected, no faint printing). - Protect the paper output slot from exposure to excessive light.
Access cover open. [1200]; Close the access cover.



LED Blinking in Orange and Green Alternately, or Lit in Orange:

2 times: Carriage error [5100]
3 times: Paper feed error [6000]
4 times: Purge unit error [5C00]
5 times: ASF (cam) sensor error [5700]
6 times: Internal temperature error [5400]
7 times: Waste ink absorber full [5B00]
8 times: Print head temperature rise error [5200]
9 times: EEPROM error [6800]
11 times: Carriage lift mechanism error [5110]
12 times: AP position error [6A00]
13 times: Paper feed position error [6B00]
14 times: Paper feed cam sensor error [6B10]
15 times: USB Host VBUS overcurrent [9000]
16 times: Valve sensor error [6C00]
17 times: Motor driver error [6D00]
20 times: Other hardware error [6500]
Continuous alternate blinking: rom error

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LED Blinking in Orange:

2 times: No paper. (ASF) [1000]; Set the paper in the ASF, and press the Resume/Cancel button.No CD-R tray. [1001]*1; Set the CD-R tray, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
No paper in the cassette. [1003]; Set the paper in the cassette, and press the Resume/Cancel button.

3 times: Paper jam. [1300]; Remove the jammed paper, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
Paper jam in the under guide. [1304]
Paper jam in the rear guide.[1303]
Front door closed. [1250]; Open the paper output tray.

4 times: No ink.[1601 / 1611 / 1612 / 1613]; Replace the empty ink tank(s), or press the Resume/Cancel button. Pressing the Resume/Cancelbutton will exit the error without ink tank replacement, however, ink may run out during printing.

5 times: The print head is not installed [1401], or it is not properly installed (EEPROM data of the print head is faulty) [1403 /1405]. Install the print head properly, and close the access cover. Or, with the print head installed, turn the printer off and on.

6 times: Inner cover open. [1841]*2; Close the inner cover, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
Inner cover open (during printing on paper). [1846]*2; Close the inner cover, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
CD-R tray guide closed (during CD-R printing).[1850 / 1855]*1; Open the CD-R tray guide, set the
CD-R tray properly, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
CD-R tray guide open (during printing to paper). [1851 /1856]*1; Close the CD-R tray guide, and press the Resume/Cancel button.

7 times:No CD-R or DVD-R. [1002] After setting a CD-R or DVD-R in the tray, set the tray in the tray guide, and press the Resume/Cancel button.

8 times: Warning: The waste ink absorber becomes almost full (approx. 95% of the maximum capacity). [1700]; Pressing the Resume/Cancel button will exit the error, and enable printing. The service call error, indicating the waste ink absorber is full, is likely to occur soon.
In repair servicing, replace the bottom case unit (QM2-1249), or the ink absorbers (QC1-4222 / 4223 / 4224 / 4263 / 4264 / 4864).

9 times: The connected digital camera or digital video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing. [2001]; After removing the cable between the camera and the printer, press the Resume/Cancel button, and
re-connect the cable.

10 times: Automatic duplex printing cannot be performed (paper size not supported). [1310]; Press the Resume/Cancel button to eject the paper being used at error occurrence. Printing will resume from on the front side of the next page.

11 times: Failed in automatic print head alignment. [2500]; Press the Resume/Cancel button, and after confirming the following, perform print head alignment again: - Set an appropriate type and size of paper (plain paper, A4 or letter). - Check that the nozzle check pattern is properly printed (all ink ejected, no faint printing). - Protect the paper output slot from exposure to excessive light.
Access cover open. [1200]; Close the access cover.



LED Blinking in Orange and Green Alternately, or Lit in Orange:

2 times: Carriage error [5100]
3 times: Paper feed error [6000]
4 times: Purge unit error [5C00]
5 times: ASF (cam) sensor error [5700]
6 times: Internal temperature error [5400]
7 times: Waste ink absorber full [5B00]
8 times: Print head temperature rise error [5200]
9 times: EEPROM error [6800]
11 times: Carriage lift mechanism error [5110]
12 times: AP position error [6A00]
13 times: Paper feed position error [6B00]
14 times: Paper feed cam sensor error [6B10]
15 times: USB Host VBUS overcurrent [9000]
16 times: Valve sensor error [6C00]
17 times: Motor driver error [6D00]
20 times: Other hardware error [6500]
Continuous alternate blinking: rom error

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Where do I Find the ink absorber bottle


Inkjets do not have a bottle for the waste ink. Instead there are two sets of rubber pads that act like sponges. One set of sponges is directly below where the ink cartridges "rest" when the unit is not in use. They absorb the ink from the print head cleaning routine. The other set is at the bottom of the printer. You basically have to disassemble the printer from the top to reach the pads. The pads are in little plastic trays that hold some of the excess ink. If you remove the pads, blot the bulk of the ink off the pads and the trays on some paper towels.

The pads can be replaced or cleaned by rinsing under running water until the water runs clear. Let the pads dry before replacing them. Then you would need to reset the counter for the ink absorber. This involves entering the maintenance mode and depends on the printer model. The most common steps are: with the printer off, press and hold the Resume/Cancel button. Then press the Power on button. Hold the Power button and release the Resume/Cancel button. Press the Resume/Cancel button twice and then release all of the buttons. When you see a green light, press Resume/Cancel 4 times. Turn the printer off and then back on.

However, the components of most inkjet printers are near their expected failure point when the number of pages printed reaches the value that triggers the "ink absorber full" message. If your printer is under warranty and gets this message, contact Canon.

I hope this helps.

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(resetting the ink absorber full counter without cleaning or replacing the pads will eventually lead to ink spilling out of the printer.)

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Error code 5100 describes a physical problem either with a paper jam or an incorrectly seated ink tank. Resolving the error is a quick process that only requires a few standard troubleshooting procedures.

Press down and hold the "On/Off" button, which is located on the printer's operator panel, for one second. Wait 15 seconds and then tap the button again. Attempt to print or scan a document.

Check the paper feed tray on the front end of the Canon printer to see if there is any paper visibly stuck inside the printer. Open the printer cover by gripping the front edge of the printer and lifting upwards.

Grab the edge of the jammed paper and gently pull towards you to remove the paper from the paper feeder. Unplug the Canon's power cable and USB cable, and then turn the printer around.

Pull off the rear plastic cover tab and check if there is any visible paper jam. Grab the edge of the paper and gently pull toward you until the paper is removed.

Push the rear plastic cover tab back into place, and reconnect the power cable and USB cable. Attempt to print or scan another document to see if the error is resolved.

Lift open the printer's cover again and wait for the ink carriage to slide into view. Press the "Push" button on the front of the first ink tank. Pull the tank out and then push it back into place to ensure it is properly seated.

Repeat the process with the other three ink tanks, and then close the printer's cover. Power the printer off and then back on again.



But in some other canon printers,Error code 5100 indicates that the waste ink absorber has reached maximum capacity. The Canon i860 printer uses the waste ink absorber to keep ink residue off the printer heads and internal printer components. To resolve this error code, the waste ink absorber must be cleaned out and the error code message needs to be reset.

Open the top of the printer.

Locate the waste ink absorber pad on the right side of the inside of the printer. Grasp the pad and pull up to remove.

Take the waste ink absorber pad to a sink. Run warm water over the pad and wring it out to clean it. Wring the excess water out when done cleaning.

Clean the waste ink absorber compartment with a tissue or cloth.

Set the waste ink absorber pad on a dry paper towel or clean cloth to dry.

When the pad is dry, place it back into it's compartment in the printer.

Close the top of the printer.

Press and hold the "Resume" button on the printer. Press and hold the "Power" button while holding down "Resume."

Release the "Resume" button. Press "Resume" twice. The indicator light will turn amber followed by green.

Release the "Power" button.

Press the "Resume" button four times

Press the "Power" button. The error code is now reset.

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E, 0, 7
FINE Cartridge is not installed in the correct position

E, 0, 3
Paper Output Tray is closed / Paper jam


Summary
If the Paper Output Tray is closed, open it. The machine resumes printing.


If opening the Paper Output Tray does not resolve the problem, or if the tray was open to begin with, the paper may be jammed. Remove the jammed paper, reload paper properly in the printer, then press the Black or Color button.


E, 0, 3
Paper Output Tray is closed / Paper jam


Summary
If the Paper Output Tray is closed, open it. The machine resumes printing.


If opening the Paper Output Tray does not resolve the problem, or if the tray was open to begin with, the paper may be jammed. Remove the jammed paper, reload paper properly in the printer, then press the Black or Color button.

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Error e03, but there is no jammed paper


E, 0, 3
Paper Output Tray is closed / Paper jam


Summary
If the Paper Output Tray is closed, open it. The machine resumes printing.


If opening the Paper Output Tray does not resolve the problem, or if the tray was open to begin with, the paper may be jammed. Remove the jammed paper, reload paper properly in the printer, then press the Black or Color button.
E, 0, 3
Paper Output Tray is closed / Paper jam


Summary
If the Paper Output Tray is closed, open it. The machine resumes printing.


If opening the Paper Output Tray does not resolve the problem, or if the tray was open to begin with, the paper may be jammed. Remove the jammed paper, reload paper properly in the printer, then press the Black or Color button.
E, 0, 3
Paper Output Tray is closed / Paper jam


Summary
If the Paper Output Tray is closed, open it. The machine resumes printing.


If opening the Paper Output Tray does not resolve the problem, or if the tray was open to begin with, the paper may be jammed. Remove the jammed paper, reload paper properly in the printer, then press the Black or Color button.

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review this to determine your problem.. If all else fails simply unplug your printer wait a minute and plug back in.

Handling Error Messages


When a printer error occurs, the POWER/ERROR lamp flashes.
The number of flashes indicates the type of error that has occurred.

Count the flashes and take the appropriate
action to correct the error.
Number of Flashes
Possible Cause
Try This
Two flashes Printer is out of
paper/Paper does
not feed
Reload paper in the Sheet Feeder or Cassette and press the RESUME/CANCEL
button.
Three flashes Paper jam/Paper
Output Tray is
closed
Clear the jammed paper, reload paper in the printer, then press the RESUME/
CANCEL button. If the Paper Output Tray is closed, open it.
See “Paper Jams” on page 72.
Four flashes Empty ink tank Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to resume printing with an empty ink tank.
Replace it with a new ink tank immediately after the printing. It may damage the
printer if you continue printing with an empty ink tank.
See “Replacing an Ink Tank” on page 42.
Five flashes Print Head not
installed/Print
Head not installed
correctly/Defective
Print Head
Install the Print Head. If the Print Head is already installed, remove the Print Head
and check the electrical contacts for foreign matter, then reinstall.
After reinstalling the Print Head, you may need to realign it.
If this error still remains, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact the Customer
Care Center.
Six flashes Inner Cover is open Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
Eight flashes Waste ink absorber
almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber for the ink used during Print Head
Cleaning.
Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing.
Before the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, contact the Customer Care
Center.
Nine flashes A specified period
of time has elapsed
without receiving a
response from the
digital camera/The
digital camera or
digital video
camcorder
connected is not
compatible with
this printer

Disconnect the camera cable, press the RESUME/CANCEL button and reconnect
the cable.

If the error is still unresolved, there is a possibility that you are using a digital
camera or digital video camcorder that is not supported by this printer. Use a
digital cameras or digital video camcorder compatible with this printer

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Canon service 6000


Well... here it is :

The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange title-bar.gif An error has occurred in the printer. The number of flashes indicates the type of error, as outlined below. Check the cause and take the appropriate action.
When a printer error occurs, the POWER lamp flashes. The number of flashes indicates the type of error that has occurred. Count the flashes and take the appropriate action to correct the error.
bullet.gif Two flashes: Printer is out of paper /Paper does not feed
Reload paper to the sheet feeder or cassette and press the RESUME button.
bullet.gif Three flashes: Paper jam/Paper output tray is closed
If paper is jammed, remove the jammed paper, reload paper in the printer, and then press the RESUME button. If the paper output tray is closed, open it.
See Paper Jams
bullet.gif Four flashes: Empty ink tank
Press the RESUME button to resume printing with an empty ink tank. Replace it with a new ink tank immediately after the printing. It may damage the printer if you continue printing with an empty ink tank.
bullet.gif Five flashes: Print head not installed/Print head not installed correctly/Print head is defective
Install the Print Head. If the Print Head is already installed, remove the Print Head and check the electrical contacts for foreign matter, then reinstall.
After reinstalling the Print Head, you may need to realign it.
If this error still remains, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact a Canon service representative.
bullet.gif Six flashes: Inner cover error
To print on paper:
Close the inner cover. Then press the RESUME button to start printing.
Do not move or close the inner cover during printing. It may damage the printer.
bullet.gif Seven flashes: The CD-R or DVD-R is not set on the CD-R tray
Reset the CD-R tray feeder with a CD-R tray containing a CD-R or DVD-R, and then press the RESUME button. Printing will resume.
This function only works with models that support CD-R printing.
bullet.gif Eight flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the RESUME button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.
Important
Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.
bullet.gif Nine flashes: A specified period of time has lapsed without receiving no response from the digital camera / The digital camera or digital video camcorder connected is not compatible with this printer
Disconnect the camera cable, press the printer's RESUME button and reconnect the cable.
If the error is still not solved, there is a possibility that you are using a digital camera or digital video camcorder that is not supported by this printer. Use a digital camera or digital video camcorder compatible with this printer.
bullet.gif Ten Flashes: Cannot print on both sides of the page
The size of paper may not be compatible with automatic duplex printing. For information on the size of paper compatible with auto duplex printing, see "Automatically Printing on Both Sides of the Page." Pressing the RESUME button will discharge the paper, and restart printing from the front side of the next paper. The reverse side will not be printed when an error occurs.
bullet.gif Eleven flashes: Cannot perform automatic print head alignment correctly
Possible causes are as follows:
bullet_s.gif A4 or Letter-sized paper is not loaded on the sheet feeder.
bullet_s.gif Ink has run out or ink tanks are not installed correctly.
See Ensure that the ink tank is installed properly.
bullet_s.gif Ink level is low.
bullet_s.gif Print Head nozzles are clogged.
Press the RESUME button.
For information on how to print a nozzle check pattern, see "Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern."
bullet_s.gif The paper output slot has been exposed to a strong light source preventing correct print head alignment.
Press the RESUME button to resolve the error. Align the printer so the paper output slot will not be exposed directly to a strong light source.
After carrying out the above measures, if the problem continues after aligning the print head again, press the RESUME button to resolve the error, and then perform manual print head alignment. For details on manual print head alignment, see "Aligning the Print Head."
bullet.gif POWER lamp flashes alternate green and orange:
An error that requires contacting a Canon service representative may have occurred.
Disconnect the printer cable from the printer, and then turn the printer off and unplug the printer from the power supply. Plug the printer back in and turn the printer back on after leaving it for a while.
If the problem remains, contact a Canon service representative.

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