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Unable to replace ink tank

The print head holder does not move to center. holder stays to far right.

printer seems to work fine

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  • pnstavro Feb 20, 2008

    I tried the recommendation, but it did not help.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    The wide tape that follows ink holders won't straighten out when holder goes back

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Open the flap in the front

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HOW CAN I REMOVE THE PRINT HEAD ASSEMBLY ON A CANON MX340?


Follow the given steps:

1. Confirm that the printer is powered on.

2. Open the paper output tray and top cover.

Note: Gently open the paper output tray while holding it.

3. After confirming that the print head holder has moved to the center, open the inner cover.

4. Remove all ink tanks.

5. Raise the print head lock lever and remove the print head.

6. Re-seat the print head into the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever until a click is heard.

7. Insert the appropriate ink tank into the slot at the right end and push down on the PUSH mark on top of the ink tank until a click is heard. Install the other ink tanks in the same manner.

8. Close the inner cover and top cover.

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I need to extract the printhead from a Canon MP540 printer in order to install a new one. I have just received an incomplete answer from FIXYA. When I turn on the printer and raise the cover, the...


The print head is not designed to be moved manually and damage may occur if you try to do so forcefully.
To center the print head to replace ink tanks and to replace/remove print head you should do the following:
1. Make sure power is turned on and open the Paper Output Tray gently. 2. Lift the scanning unit (cover) until it stops. Lift with document cover closed. The print head holder should move to the replacement position (center).
Do not force print head holder to move nor touch it while it's moving. These parts are very delicate and generally are made mostly of plastic.
IMPORTANT If the Scanning Unit (Cover) is left open for more than 10 minutes, the Print Head Holder moves to the right. In this case, close and reopen the Scanning Unit (Cover).

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How do you remove the ink cartridges from the


To service the ink tanks:
Ensure that the printer is on, and then open the Top Cover.
The Print Head Holder moves to the center.
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If the Top Cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the Print Head Holder moves to the right. Close and reopen the Top Cover to return the holder to the center.
2 Open the Paper Output Tray.
Put your fingers in the notches in either side of the Paper Output Tray and pull down to open it, and then pull down the Inner Cover forward to open it.
3 Remove the ink tank whose lamp is flashing fast.
(1) Push the tab and remove the ink tank.
Do not touch the print head lock lever; remove only the ink tank.
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Important
bullet_s.gif Handle ink tanks carefully to avoid staining clothing or the surrounding area.
bullet_s.gif Discard empty ink tanks according to the local laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
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Be sure to replace ink tanks one by one when replacing more than one ink tank.
4 Prepare a replacement tank.
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* Do not touch the electrical contacts on the ink tank. Doing so can cause the printer to malfunction or become unable to print.
(1) Unpack the new ink tank and completely pull off the orange tape. Then, remove the film.
(2) Remove the orange protective cap from the bottom of the ink tank and discard it.
Important
bullet_s.gif Be sure to remove the clear film from the ink tank in the exact order shown in step 4-(1), as failure to follow this step may cause the ink to leak and stain your clothes and hands.
bullet_s.gif Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out and stain your clothes and hands.
bullet_s.gif Do not re-attach the protective cap once you have removed it.
bullet_s.gif Do not touch the open ink port once the protective cap is removed, as this may prevent the ink from being ejected properly.
bullet_s.gif Ink on the removed protective cap may stain your clothes and hands.
bullet_s.gif Ensure that all the orange tape has been peeled off along the perforation. If there remains a part of the orange tape, ink may not be output correctly.
5 Install the ink tank.
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(1) Insert the ink tank into the Print Head.
(2) Press on the push_3.gif mark on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.
(3) Ensure that the ink tank lamp lights red.
Important
Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed in the order directed by the label. The printer cannot be used unless all the ink tanks are installed.
6 Close the Inner Cover.
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i_note_us.gif Note
Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed. Printing will not occur if the Inner Cover is open.
7 Close the Top Cover.
The Print Head Holder moves to the right. The ink tank installation process is now complete.
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bullet_s.gif The ALARM lamp still flashes orange after the Top Cover is closed if an ink tank is not installed properly. Open the Top Cover and make sure that all the ink tanks are installed in the correct order directed on the label.
bullet_s.gif To maintain optimal print quality, use an ink tank within six months of first use.
bullet_s.gif Once an ink tank has been used, do not remove it from the printer and leave it out in the open. This will cause the ink tank to dry out and the printer may not operate properly when it is reinstalled.
bullet_s.gif Color ink consumption may occur even when black-and-white or gray scale printing is specified.
Color ink is consumed in the head cleaning and deep cleaning, which are necessary to maintain the printer.
bullet_s.gif When you start printing after replacing the ink tank, Print Head Cleaning is performed automatically. Do not perform any other operations until the Print Head Cleaning finishes. The POWER lamp flashes green during cleaning.

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5 orange flashes


Hi,
5 time orange flash indicate Cartridge Error or Print Head Error.
1) Reseat the Print Head
  • Confirm that the printer is powered on.
  • Open the paper output tray and top cover. Gently open the paper output tray while holding it.
  • After confirming that the print head holder has moved to the center, open the inner cover.
  • Remove all ink tanks.
  • Raise the print head lock lever and remove the print head.
  • Re-seat the print head into the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever until a click is heard.
  • Insert the appropriate ink tank into the slot at the right end and push down on the PUSH mark on top of the ink tank until a click is heard. Install the other ink tanks in the same manner.
  • Close the inner cover and top cover. Check that each ink tank is installed in the correct position.
2) Reseat the Printer
  • Turn the printer off with the Power button.
  • Disconnect the data cable from the printer
  • Unplug the printer's power cord for approx. 10 minutes, and then plug it back in.
  • Turn the printer back on.

Else either your device require service or print head may need to replace.
Good luck...don't forget to rate the solution

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Replaced the magenta cartrage. arror check Ink


Hi there,

The Error "Check INK U140"
Causes : Possible causes are as follows :
* The ink tank may not be installed properly (The lamp on the ink tank is off).
Install the appropriate ink tank.
* The ink tank not be compatible with this machine. (The lamp on the ink tank is off).
Install the appropriate Ink tank.
The machine will not print of the wrong type of ink tank is used or if it is installed incorrectly.

Be sure to install the ink tanks in the proper order. The proper arrangement from the left to right is Black - (CLI-8BK), Black -(PGI-5BK), Yellow - (CLI-8Y), Magenta (CLI-8M), Cyan (CLI-8C).

Replacing Tanks
1) Ensure that the machine is on.

2) Raise the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) until it stops.
The Paper Output tray will open automatically and the Print Holder moves to the center.
Impoprtant : If the Scanning Unit (PRinter Cover) is left open for more than 10 minutes, The Print Head Holder moves to the right. Close and reopen the Scanning Unit(Printer Cover) to return the Print Head Holder to the center.

3) OPen the Inner Cover.

4) Press the Open button to open the Paper Output tray if it does not open automatically and remove the ink tank whoe lamp is flashing red fast. Do not touch the Print Head Lock Lvever. Remove only the ink tank.
Important : * Handle the ink tanks carefully to avoid staining clothing or the surrounding area.
* Discard empty ink tanks according to the locakl laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
Note : Be sure to replace ink tanks one by one when replacing more than one ink tank.

5) Prepare a replacement tank.
a) Remove the new tank ink from its packaging, then pull the orange tape so that the protective film does not remain on air hole. Then remove the film.
b) Remove the orange protective cap from the bottom of the ink tank and discard it.

6) Install the ink .
a) Install the ink tank into the Print Head.
b) Press on the Push button on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.
c) Ensure that the ink tank clicks into place and then its lamp lights red.
Important : Make sure to install all the ink tanks to enable printing. The machine cannot be used unless all the ink tanks are installed.

7) Close the Inner Cover.
Note: Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed, Printing will not occur if the Inner Cover is open.

Hope this help. PLease rate my response.
Thanks
have a good day.








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Replaced Yellow Cartridge, Red light on, close lid, not working,


Hi ...

I would suggest that you follow the below stesp to install the ink tank ..

. Ensure that the printer is on, and then open the Top Cover.
The Print Head Holder moves to the center.

Note: If the Top Cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the Print Head Holder moves to the right. Close and reopen the Top Cover to return the holder to the center.
2. Open the Paper Output Tray.
Put your fingers in the notches in either side of the Paper Output Tray and pull down to open it, and then pull down the Inner Cover forward to open it.
3. Remove the ink tank whose lamp is flashing fast or is off.
Push the tab and remove the ink tank.
Do not touch the print head lock lever; remove only the ink tank.
ip4300_remove_ink_tankgif.gif
Caution: Handle ink tanks carefully to avoid staining clothing or the surrounding area. Discard empty ink tanks according to the local laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
Note: Be sure to replace ink tanks one by one when replacing more than one ink tank.
4. Prepare a replacement tank.
preparetank.gif
* Do not touch the electrical contacts on the ink tank. Doing so can cause the printer to malfunction or become unable to print.
Unpack the new ink tank and completely pull off the orange tape. Then, remove the film. Remove the orange protective cap from the bottom of the ink tank and discard it.
Important:
  • Be sure to remove the clear film from the ink tank in the exact order shown in step 4, as failure to follow this step may cause the ink to leak and stain your clothes and hands.
  • Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out and stain your clothes and hands.
  • Do not re-attach the protective cap once you have removed it.
  • Do not touch the open ink port once the protective cap is removed, as this may prevent the ink from being ejected properly.
  • Ink on the removed protective cap may stain your clothes and hands.
  • Ensure that all the orange tape has been peeled off along the perforation. If there remains a part of the orange tape, ink may not be output correctly.
5. Install the ink tank.
ip4300_install_ink_tankgif.gif
(1) Insert the ink tank into the Print Head.
(2) Press on the 'PUSH' mark on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.
(3) Ensure that the ink tank lamp lights red.
Important: Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed in the order directed by the label. The printer cannot be used unless all the ink tanks are installed.
6. Close the Inner Cover.
Note: Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed. Printing will not occur if the Inner Cover is open.

7. Close the Top Cover.
The Print Head Holder moves to the right. The ink tank installation process is now complete.
  • The ALARM lamp still flashes orange after the Top Cover is closed if an ink tank is not installed properly. Open the Top Cover and make sure that all the ink tanks are installed in the correct order directed on the label.
  • To maintain optimal print quality, use an ink tank within six months of first use.
  • Once an ink tank has been used, do not remove it from the printer and leave it out in the open. This will cause the ink tank to dry out and the printer may not operate properly when it is reinstalled.
  • Color ink consumption may occur even when black-and-white or gray scale printing is specified.
    Color ink is consumed in the head cleaning and deep cleaning, which are necessary to maintain the printer.
  • When you start printing after replacing the ink tank, Print Head Cleaning is performed automatically. Do not perform any other operations until the Print Head Cleaning finishes. The POWER lamp flashes green during cleaning.
Don't forget to vote if this helps ... Cheers :)

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I cannot remove the printhead to install a new one , afrain of breaking somethin


1.Confirm that the printer is powered on.
2. Open the paper output tray and top cover.
Note: Gently open the paper output tray while holding it.
3. After confirming that the print head holder has moved to the center, open the inner cover.
4. Remove all ink tanks.
5. Raise the print head lock lever and remove the print head.
6. Re-seat the print head into the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever until a click is heard.
7. Insert the appropriate ink tank into the slot at the right end and push down on the PUSH mark on top of the ink tank until a click is heard. Install the other ink tanks in the same manner.
8. Close the inner cover and top cover.

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Just bought new ink for my printer; Canon MP510 it says it cannot recognize magenta....it is the correct one CLI-8m, it lights up, then I close the cover , it says processing, then it says the following...


Hi, please try reseating the print head.

*Confirm that the printer is powered on.

*Open the paper output tray and top cover.
Note: Gently open the paper output tray while holding it.

*After confirming that the print head holder has moved to the center, open the inner cover.

*Remove all ink tanks.

*Raise the print head lock lever and remove the print head.

*Re-seat the print head into the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever until a click is heard.

*Insert the appropriate ink tank into the slot at the right end and push down on the PUSH mark on top of the ink tank until a click is heard. Install the other ink tanks in the same manner.

*Close the inner cover and top cover.
Note: Check that each ink tank is installed in the correct position.

If issue still present call your printer manufacturer for service.

Tirzo

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