Canon IP4500 Output tray closed when its not.

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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.
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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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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.
 
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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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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.
 
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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
 
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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. :)
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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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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!
 
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12 years later... You're a savior! It was pure joy fixing this printer (thank you for your detailed instructions and the accompanying pics). The printer is now working well.
 

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