Canon IP4500 Output tray closed when its not.

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    Alibarber2

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    Canon IP 4500 Output tray closed when its not.

    Dear M. Canon,
    Thanks for your great repair instructions. Here we are 2 years later & you are still saving a perfectly good printer from being thrown away. In this case it is my wife`s & she is thrilled with your help that I have repaired it.
    Alibarber 2
     
    Alibarber2, Nov 4, 2011
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    Thank's........ That did the job. Your instructions were great. They made me fill like i knew what i was doing. Thanks again. That saved me a few bucks..
     
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    Thanks to the OP. Worked perfectly!
     
    gordholio, Feb 5, 2012
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    Worked perfectly well. THX!

    Very useful advice. I fixed the problem without cutting wires - unsolded on wire and solded to the other one.

    Great help. Thanks. Lol.
     
    andy00001, Feb 12, 2012
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    Fantastic! It's done and dusted! Great explanation, very many thanks. this saved me tearing the rest of my hair out. Well done!
     
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    What an excellent guide. Fixed in no time. Thank you.
     
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    Thank you very very much. You saved our day!
     
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    Brilliant - I was about to look on the net for a new printer and thought I'd google the problem as a last resort. I have no skills whatsover and I managed this fix. I used an electrical connector to connect the wires. Thank you for the post.
     
    popsmum, Apr 2, 2012
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    wow! we did this..with some trouble but our printer is now working!! thanks sooo much. The pictures were a great help.
     
    hrld4runner, Apr 20, 2012
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    Inks

    Dumb Question - Do I need to take all the inks out while I am attempting to disassemble this ip4500? I need to fix the door sensor so it thinks its open.

    thank you
     
    sixgunsal, Jul 21, 2012
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    Success.. it worked

    Thanks for this detailed information. We had this exact problem which meant the printer was unusable We had nothing to lose so thought we'd give this a go.

    Followed it step by step and it resolved the problem. Thanks again. :)
     
    clairelewis, Apr 22, 2013
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    Fixed it. Absolutely first rate. Only small suggestion I have is to make clear at the beginning that a flat-head screwdriver was needed to gently lever or pry plastic panels apart. I was thrown by the specificity of "electrical screwdriver" and spent time looking for screws. But perhaps it is me that is screwed-up.
     
    eyendall, Jun 27, 2013
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    Thanks. I have several iP4500's (and MX850's and MX610 that share the same high-speed QY6-0075 and older QY6-0067 print-head).

    BTW, to me, the iP4500 is one of, if not the best, inkjet printer for photo prints for non-professional hobby'ists that don't need the extra width and potentially better print quality of the Pixma Pro 9000-2.

    My advice:
    * be on the lookout for iP4500's with this problem .. can probably be bought for next to nothing if you come across one
    * if you do a fair amount of printing, I think it is a very good idea to have a backup printer that uses the same print-head ... or if the waste pad eventually fills up
    * consider getting a replacement print-head (or several) to keep this excellent printer in service ... they won't be available forever, and they were almost unobtainable after the Thailand floods of several years ago
    * CLI-8 cartridges used by the iP4500 represent the "high water mark" for hobby'ist oriented printers who refill. It's been "all down-hill" since these were discontinued, and the Pro 9000-2 was discontinued
    * YMMV
     
    l_d_allan, Jun 30, 2013
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    Still not working…

    Thank you for a great instruction (only a little confused by your first pic, that actually seems to show the plastic on the other side being lift off…). I managed to work myself through your easy steps and finally twisted the yellow cables together – but problem still there. Is that even possible…? Should I remove everything in the old connection so that they do not interfere (but the couldn't really, can they)? Or could I have connected the cables too sloppy…?

    UPDATE!!!

    *lol*!!! I cut the wrong two cables. Did it again, and the right cables this time – works like a charm! :)
     
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    Great, it saves me to spend money. This should be sticky cause it helps a lot. Thanks
     
    matthew12, Feb 7, 2014
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    I just resurrected this thread and my dead printer in 7 easy steps, thanks Mr Canon!

    The only thing that took a little longer for me was following the photos to take off both sides, when you just need to take off the right-hand side panels. I also just soldered the switch wires together in place.

    Between this guide, and soaking the print head in very hot water a few times, you've helped me save a completely functional, brilliant printer! Thanks again!
     
    Baggs, Oct 24, 2014
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