Question about Canon PIXMA iP4000R InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Canon Pixma IP4000 cyan ink will not flow even though I have repeatedly cleaned and deep cleaned and replaced ink tank.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 59 Answers

If you have gone through the process of cleaning and deep cleaning, as described by canon, and you still get no ink flow after printing 2-3 pages, the print head needs to be replaced.
Here is WHO to contact and HOW to install the print head:
WHO: Purchasing a Print Head
You may purchase a print head* for this printer by calling 1-800-828-4040 Monday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight. EST, excluding holidays. When calling, speak the term "order parts" when the speech routing system asks the reason for your call. You will immediately be routed to the Parts Desk for assistance. Be sure to have your model number (iP4000R) or part number (QY6-0049-000) ready for the sales person.

HOW: Install the print head and ink tanks correctly iP4000/iP4000R/iP5000

Seat the print head Below is the procedure for seating the print head and ink tanks:

  1. Power on the printer.

  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 the orange tape securing the print head lock lever, and raise the print head lock lever.

    Note: If the top cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the print head holder will move to the right. If this occurs, close the top cover once and then re-open it.

  5. Remove the print head from its package and remove the orange protective cap.

    Canon Pixma IP4000 cyan ink will not flow even - set_print_head_1.jpg

    set_print_head_2.jpg

    <1> Electrical Contacts and Print Head Face's Nozzle Area
    <2> Ink Supply Filters

    Note: To avoid any damage, do not touch the print head face's nozzle area, electrical contacts, and ink supply filters. After removing the protective cap, set the print head into the print head holder immediately. Do not re-attach the protective cap after it has been removed.

  6. Set the print head into the print head holder, and lower the print head lock lever until a click Canon Pixma IP4000 cyan ink will not flow even - set_print_head_3.gif>
    set_print_head_3.gif

    Next, install the ink tanks.

  7. Remove the cyan ink tank (BCI-6C) from its package. Pull the orange tape inCanon Pixma IP4000 cyan ink will not flow even - set_print_head_4.jpge arrow to remove the wrap film completely.

    set_print_head_4.jpg

    Note: Canon Pixma IP4000 cyan ink will not flow even - set_print_head_5.jpgpe completely. If the orange tape is not completely removed, it may interfere with printing.

    set_print_head_5.jpg

    <1> Removed correctly
    <2> Removed incorrectly

  8. Hold the ink tank as shown in the image below. Twist the orange protective cap in the diCanon Pixma IP4000 cyan ink will not flow even - set_print_head_6.jpg, and remove it.

    Note: Remove the protective cap while holding it, so that fingers will not be stained by the ink.


    set_print_head_6.jpg
    Insert the 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 sound is made. Install the other ink tanks in the same manner.

    set_print_head_7.gifClose the inner cover and top cover.

    Note: Check that each ink tank is installed in the correct position:

    set_print_head_8.jpg

    Properly installed:

    set_print_head_9.jpg

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have changed cyan and magenta inks which it asked me to do and now when i print a picture or anything for that matter there is a pink hue all over the page!! jane


Hi Jane,
Try to do few times the deep head cleaning, under printer properties on PC.
Are you using genuine or remanufactured ink tanks?
It also could be fault in ink tanks, especially if they are not genuine.
Also maybe its fault in purge unit and head.

Best would be to try with new oem inks, at least with one.

Hope that helped!

Jul 11, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

My printer has stopped printing from the cyan ink


Hi, did you let the ink cartridge dry out completely before inserting a new cyan cartridge???

If this is the case you may have a bit of trouble getting the ink through the printhead...you have to persevere with deep cleaning and/or head cleaning...
if that does not work you may need a new printhead...which is usually dearer than a new printer...
I would also take the printhead out and clean the contacts with Isopropol alcohol...do not get finger prints on the contacts...that will stop it very quickly...
just a thought...did you remove the sealing tape over the airholes and bottom feeder hole on the cartridge???
if the airholes are sealed the cartridge pulls a vacuum and the ink will not flow...
hope this helps you...
cheers
haitchhcee

Dec 06, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

2 Answers

Cleaning/replacement of Nozzles of Pixma iP4000 Canon Printer


My Canon Primax ip4000 has stopped printing blue. I've tried deep cleaning and when I print a test page the blue 6c does not appear. Any ideas what the problem could be?

Nov 01, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Nozzle for large (#5) ink is clogged and repeated deep cleaning does not unclog. How can I get the nozzle clean? I'm not sure how to reach the nozzle... Thought I could maybe wipe it off with alcohol. Any...


Remove the cartridge. Take a paper towel and dampen it. Place the towel in the microwave and get it really hot. Draw the cartridge head over it 7 to 10 times until ink starts to flow. Now, take a dry paper towel and draw the head over it the same amount of times to make sure it is dry.

Oct 27, 2009 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

My printer will feed paper, but no ink is printed..


i im  josh in cebu phils.may i help you? Friend the printer that prints and without ink appears even though not run out of supply. the problem is not the ink  but the tank lever that carries the cartridge.there maybe stuck dried ink on it came from previous ink installed that drain on the lever. Solutions: 1. try to remove all the ink and clean the lever with a soft cloth. 2. go to settings and perform the head cleaning and nozzle check. 3. do the printing repeatedly until the ink comes out. thats all friend good luck hope i helped you.

Mar 14, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1800 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Canon Pixma iP4000 prints all color prints with a cyan cast.


Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Jan 06, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Canon PIXMA iP4000 Will not print red Deep clean won t work Other colors OK


remove print head assembly. clean off.
print head not on cartridge. 

Jun 04, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

2 Answers

Problem with color quality - Canon PIXMA iP4000


i had this problem... its the ink! Check you are using magenta and NOT "photo magenta", and also that you are using "cyan" and NOT "PHOTO cyan"... basically photo cyan, photo magenta and photo yellow are not designed for the ip4000, if you check the smallprint on the box it does not list the ip4000.

This exact problem happened to me and it was driving me crazy. I think the "photo" versions of the inks are for printers that take two tanks of each colour, and the photo version is used for very subtle colours... so if you are ONLY using these inks, photos will appear washed out, yellow etc

Oct 30, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PIXMA iP4000R InkJet Printer Logo

292 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

2016 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...