Question about Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer
Canon PIXMA iP4000. Used compressed air to clean both door position switches but problem remains. Works OK for about 1 in 20 print attempts.
I solved this problem by putting a shim between the door & switch lever.
The shim is just a piece of cardboard/plastic/whatever about the thickness of a credit card & about 1/4 inch wide.
At the lower right corner of the paper outlet is an opening about 1/4 inch square. On the right side deep in this opening is a lever (rather hard to see). When the door is opened it lifts the lever up (presumably telling the printer the door is open). I took a small screwdriver, inserted it into the left side of the opening, turned it counterclockwise until it caught the edge of the lever & lifted it up, inserted the shim below the lever, & withdrew the screwdriver. This solved the problem (it has only recurred once since the shim was put in).
If the shim falls out just reinsert it. Of course, if you ever want to close the door you need to remove the shim first.
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
Hi guys, The internal lever was not being driven due to a small cover (internal) damage. Here my solution
Posted on Dec 28, 2016
Anybody knows how to fix this?
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
There is a little button on the front face (top left) of the printer that you can see when the front door is open. If you depress the button while the door is open, the printer will think the door is closed.
To be sure, close the door and open it again. Or just depress the button to be sure that it is in the "out" position.
Hope that helps!
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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