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How do you replace the printheads on a Canon ip4000?

I would like to remove the printheads on my Canon Pixma ip4000. It's not obvious to me; could someone please tell me how to do that?

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    Thank you! So simple, but not so obvious. Thanks again. I wanted to clear the nozzles.

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    canon mp560 Keeps telling me that there is a fault with the printhead and to replace it

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When you open your top cover (with power on of course) your print carriage will move across to the centre of the printer. Remove your ink tanks (same way you always would) and the place where the cartridges sit is actually your printhead. To remove it you need to lift the small gray arm on the side of the carriage upward. Now the printhead itself will just slide out. Replace with new one same procedure as removal reversed.

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