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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.
    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

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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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I am not sure if this will help but I will try. I have 4 types of Canon printers and 7 canon printers. I have had problems w/some of my colors not coming out. There are 2 ways that I've done. First is the simpler one. Just go to the printer maintenance and choose nozzle cleaning for the BCI3 or the Colors CMYK or for all. If after that you do a print check, not the printhead alignment, and the black still doesn't come out then the 2nd way is to pump it out of the printhead. The print check should give you an indication which of the black is not coming out. I checked over the net and see the IP4000 has 2 black cartridges BCI3 and BCI6. So we need to identify which of the black is not coming out. Based on the print check you can identify which of the black is clogged. I suggest you remove the printhead from the printer. The lever that holds the printhead should be just above or in front of the cartridges. I'm guessing that you may have used refilled cartridges before. Which might have caused the clog. But then even original inks under extensive use also has that problem. Not as fast though. You can choose to identity which of the 2 black colors are clogged or you can choose to just unclog the 2 black colors in the printhead. You can do this by getting a syringe and a plastic or rubber tube that has about 5mm for the inner diameter hole. Cover the round nozzle from the inside of the printhead and slowly pump out the nozzle. You should have tissue or newspaper under the printhead and make sure it less than an inch above the tissue or paper. That way you don't get splattered when the ink comes out. When the old ink has cleared out, put the cartridge back in w/ the printhead. Turn the printer off and on a 2-3 times so the printer can prime the tubes in the printhead. Do either 2 light or 1 deep cleaning. Then do a printcheck to see if the black will print.

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