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Old July 14th 08, 11:40 AM posted to comp.periphs.printers
xandrag47
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Default Canon Pixma iP4500 printer head problem


My Pixma iP4500 is 6 months old. I used it one day, and all was fine,
then the next time I turned it on, it says there is no printer head or
the one installed is incompatible with the printer. Have tried
reinstalling the printer drivers x3 without success. Printer does
between 500 -1,000 pages per week most weeks, mostly black, but some
coloured stuff of late. Also tried cleaning the head gently with a
tissue. Any helpful advice would be very much appreciated.


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Old July 14th 08, 02:13 PM posted to comp.periphs.printers
davy
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Default Canon Pixma iP4500 printer head problem


Since it's only 6 months old I'd certainly get in touch with the place
of purchase or maybe contact Canon support at least, since it is under
warranty.

Removing the head to clean the contacts on the side very carefully with
piece of kitchen towel paper and then refit and give another try might
be worth a try.

Something else you can try.... unplug the Printer power cord for a
about three minutes then try again just in case the printer CPU is
corrupted through to mains borne interference, the spikes you get in
thunderstorms, high winds when the overhead power lines starts arching
and flashing, this type of interference often locks TV sky and cable
boxes up.

I have the IP5000 it's way out of guarantee and still going strong not
heavily used as yours mind.

davy


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Old July 14th 08, 04:55 PM posted to comp.periphs.printers
measekite
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Default Canon Pixma iP4500 printer head problem

If you have always used OEM ink then Canon may well send you a new one or at the least send you a new printhead.  If you have been using the crap ink then that is the reason you are having the problem.

davy wrote:

Since it's only 6 months old I'd certainly get in touch with the place of purchase or maybe contact Canon support at least, since it is under warranty. Removing the head to clean the contacts on the side very carefully with piece of kitchen towel paper and then refit and give another try might be worth a try. Something else you can try.... unplug the Printer power cord for a about three minutes then try again just in case the printer CPU is corrupted through to mains borne interference, the spikes you get in thunderstorms, high winds when the overhead power lines starts arching and flashing, this type of interference often locks TV sky and cable boxes up. I have the IP5000 it's way out of guarantee and still going strong not heavily used as yours mind. davy

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Old July 14th 08, 06:53 PM posted to comp.periphs.printers
Michael Johnson
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Default Canon Pixma iP4500 printer head problem

Spoken like a true village idiot. Canon can't void the warranty for
using compatible ink unless they PROVE it caused the failure.

measekite wrote:
If you have always used OEM ink then Canon may well send you a new one
or at the least send you a new printhead. If you have been using the
crap ink then that is the reason you are having the problem.

davy wrote:
Since it's only 6 months old I'd certainly get in touch with the place
of purchase or maybe contact Canon support at least, since it is under
warranty.

Removing the head to clean the contacts on the side very carefully with
piece of kitchen towel paper and then refit and give another try might
be worth a try.

Something else you can try.... unplug the Printer power cord for a
about three minutes then try again just in case the printer CPU is
corrupted through to mains borne interference, the spikes you get in
thunderstorms, high winds when the overhead power lines starts arching
and flashing, this type of interference often locks TV sky and cable
boxes up.

I have the IP5000 it's way out of guarantee and still going strong not
heavily used as yours mind.

davy



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Old July 15th 08, 05:43 AM posted to comp.periphs.printers
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Default Canon Pixma iP4500 printer head problem

On Jul 14, 8:55 am, measekite wrote:
If you have always used OEM ink then Canon may well send you a new one or at the least send you a new printhead. If you have been using the crap ink then that is the reason you are having the problem.
davy wrote:Since it's only 6 months old I'd certainly get in touch with the place of purchase or maybe contact Canon support at least, since it is under warranty. Removing the head to clean the contacts on the side very carefully with piece of kitchen towel paper and then refit and give another try might be worth a try. Something else you can try.... unplug the Printer power cord for a about three minutes then try again just in case the printer CPU is corrupted through to mains borne interference, the spikes you get in thunderstorms, high winds when the overhead power lines starts arching and flashing, this type of interference often locks TV sky and cable boxes up. I have the IP5000 it's way out of guarantee and still going strong not heavily used as yours mind. davy


NOT TRUE. CANON HAS EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. IF IT'S THE PRINT
HEAD, THEY WILL EXCHANGE IT WITH A NEW PRINT HEAD. IF IT'S THE
PRINTER, THEY WILL MAIL YOU A REFURBISHED PRINTER AND CANON WILL PAY
FOR SHIPPING BOTH WAYS.

FRANKSEKITE
P.S. YES, I AM THE OFFSPRING OF FRANK AND MEASEKITE
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Old July 15th 08, 11:22 AM posted to comp.periphs.printers
Arthur Entlich
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Default Canon Pixma iP4500 printer head problem

You may wish to remove the head and make sure the contacts between it
and the printer carriage body are clean and secure. Be careful in the
handling when you remove it. It may be that some foreign material got
in there and the contacts aren't connecting correctly. You can gently
clean them with a soft paper towel and some isopropyl alcohol, but do
not place a lot of pressure on them.

If that doesn't correct the issue, the head in your printer is called a
semi-permanent type, meaning they do indeed wear out over time and can
be user replaced. If it has failed, (and you are getting quite a heavy
service from the printer, particularly the black head) you probably can
have it replaced under warranty. If you are out of th warranty period,
the heads are available online at a number of places.

Art



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xandrag47 wrote:
My Pixma iP4500 is 6 months old. I used it one day, and all was fine,
then the next time I turned it on, it says there is no printer head or
the one installed is incompatible with the printer. Have tried
reinstalling the printer drivers x3 without success. Printer does
between 500 -1,000 pages per week most weeks, mostly black, but some
coloured stuff of late. Also tried cleaning the head gently with a
tissue. Any helpful advice would be very much appreciated.


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Old July 15th 08, 07:26 PM posted to comp.periphs.printers
John Chapman
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Default Canon Pixma iP4500 printer head problem

Arthur Entlich wrote:
You may wish to remove the head and make sure the contacts between it
and the printer carriage body are clean and secure. Be careful in the
handling when you remove it. It may be that some foreign material got
in there and the contacts aren't connecting correctly. You can gently
clean them with a soft paper towel and some isopropyl alcohol, but do
not place a lot of pressure on them.

If that doesn't correct the issue, the head in your printer is called a
semi-permanent type, meaning they do indeed wear out over time and can
be user replaced. If it has failed, (and you are getting quite a heavy
service from the printer, particularly the black head) you probably can
have it replaced under warranty. If you are out of th warranty period,
the heads are available online at a number of places.

Art


For this model of printer in the UK you will discover that a replacement
printhead costs the same or more than a brand new printer.
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Old July 15th 08, 10:30 PM posted to comp.periphs.printers
measekite
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Default Canon Pixma iP4500 printer head problem



John Chapman wrote:
Arthur Entlich wrote:
You may wish to remove the head and make sure the contacts between it
and the printer carriage body are clean and secure. Be careful in the
handling when you remove it. It may be that some foreign material
got in there and the contacts aren't connecting correctly. You can
gently clean them with a soft paper towel and some isopropyl alcohol,
but do not place a lot of pressure on them.

If that doesn't correct the issue, the head in your printer is called
a semi-permanent type, meaning they do indeed wear out over time and
can be user replaced. If it has failed, (and you are getting quite a
heavy service from the printer, particularly the black head) you
probably can have it replaced under warranty. If you are out of th
warranty period, the heads are available online at a number of places.

Art


For this model of printer in the UK you will discover that a replacement
printhead costs the same or more than a brand new printer.


I told the guy to buy a new printer a few days ago and use Canon ink for
the best trouble free results.
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Old July 16th 08, 02:26 AM posted to comp.periphs.printers
Michael Johnson
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Default Canon Pixma iP4500 printer head problem

measekite wrote:


John Chapman wrote:
Arthur Entlich wrote:
You may wish to remove the head and make sure the contacts between it
and the printer carriage body are clean and secure. Be careful in the
handling when you remove it. It may be that some foreign material
got in there and the contacts aren't connecting correctly. You can
gently clean them with a soft paper towel and some isopropyl alcohol,
but do not place a lot of pressure on them.

If that doesn't correct the issue, the head in your printer is called
a semi-permanent type, meaning they do indeed wear out over time and
can be user replaced. If it has failed, (and you are getting quite a
heavy service from the printer, particularly the black head) you
probably can have it replaced under warranty. If you are out of th
warranty period, the heads are available online at a number of places.

Art


For this model of printer in the UK you will discover that a replacement
printhead costs the same or more than a brand new printer.


I told the guy to buy a new printer a few days ago and use Canon ink for
the best trouble free results.


Maybe one day you'll realize no one listens to your lame advice.
  #10  
Old July 16th 08, 07:06 AM posted to comp.periphs.printers
measekite
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Default Canon Pixma iP4500 printer head problem



Michael Johnson wrote:
measekite wrote:


John Chapman wrote:
Arthur Entlich wrote:
You may wish to remove the head and make sure the contacts between
it and the printer carriage body are clean and secure. Be careful
in the handling when you remove it. It may be that some foreign
material got in there and the contacts aren't connecting
correctly. You can gently clean them with a soft paper towel and
some isopropyl alcohol, but do not place a lot of pressure on them.

If that doesn't correct the issue, the head in your printer is
called a semi-permanent type, meaning they do indeed wear out over
time and can be user replaced. If it has failed, (and you are
getting quite a heavy service from the printer, particularly the
black head) you probably can have it replaced under warranty. If
you are out of th warranty period, the heads are available online
at a number of places.

Art

For this model of printer in the UK you will discover that a
replacement
printhead costs the same or more than a brand new printer.


I told the guy to buy a new printer a few days ago and use Canon ink
for the best trouble free results.


Maybe one day you'll realize no one listens to your lame advice.


It is quite apparent Junior that they do and you do not like it. But
that is the way the cartridge crumbles.
 




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