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WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL

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I have an IP4000 and have this problem. Could you tell me exactly where in the bowels of my printer I can find this felt pad.

Regards,

Billf

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  • bilf Aug 23, 2008

    Thanks for that, I did in fact find the sponge you were refering two. Afraid it did not solve problem, as the orange light then started to flash 5 time, which indicated that the print head was either not aligned or there was dirt on it. I took print head off, found nothing obviously wrong with the head, re-installed it and still had the same amber lights flashing. Had problems before with guosting on printing jpg's and was unable to solve problems, which again I believe is print head orientated. Had heard of guys removing print head and boiling it for 30 minutes in water to overcome problem. Have changed printer now for the IP4500. Hopefully this one will last longer than previous. Thanks for your imput and will continue to monitor your site for other useful tips.



    Tight lines



    Regards,,,,,



    Bill

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Try following reset procedure:

1. Turn off printer.
2. retaining button Resume/Cancel press button POWER - indicator it will catch fire by green color.
3. let go button Resume/Cancel, continuing to retain POWER.
4. press button Resume/Cancel of 2 times, retaining POWER, after which let go all buttons.
5. when indicator will be lit BY GREEN - press button Resume/Cancel of 4 times!!!
6. turn off printer by button POWER.

If reset does not work, you have to take apart the printer and empty the ink tank located at the back bottom right corner of your printer, replacing the sponge inside.

Here is an alternative procedure

1) With the printer power turned off, while pressing the Resume/Cancelbutton, press and hold the Power button. (DO NOT release the buttons.The LED lights in
green to indicate that a function is selectable.)
2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the Power button.)
3)While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 2 times,and then release both the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each timethe
Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)
4) When the LED lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times (Each time
the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)
5)After the function (menu) is selected, press the Power button. The LEDlights in green, and the selected function is performed. (When theoperation completes,
the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.)

You find reset procedure here.

Here is also a reset software, http://rm1.biz/resetprinter .

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Reporting solution by daweed:
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