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Hi, I have a problem with the printer Canon iPF600. Printhead is not in order - have clogged nozzles. For this reason, I guess gives me an error E161-403E. I bought a new print head, but can not log in the menu to change it because when I go as printer error. How can I go to the menu to change the printhead? Regards! M. Metodiev

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  • Metody Metodiev Oct 13, 2010

    This is exactly as you explained it to me. But this is a half-explanation, because my next question would be - how to access service menu. This is the complete answer. I already did and the printer is in order.
    Regards
    M. Metodiev

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E161--403E means that the temperature of the print head is abnormal

you have to enter the service mode(not the main menu) and perform print head replacement.
Be carefull of the firmware update. you have to do the firmware update first

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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    Aviral Saxena Oct 13, 2010

    I guess what u want from me is how yo access service menu,but your printer is in order

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I have the same problem. how do i fix it. havent ordered the print head yet but i am stuck with the same error code and there is no way to bypass it

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