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Ip4500 - Printhead Issues

So.....I took out the printhead as directed and cleaned to the beat of my directed. Upon reinstallation, I keep getting an error that the machine cannot recognize the print head. Now keep in mind, this is the same head I ed out and put back in no less that twenty minutes later. Please help

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Registered: ‎11-19-2018

Re: Ip4500 - Printhead Issues

Hi CWSigns,

I recommend performing a reset of the printer. While the printer is on, unplug the power cord from the printer and let it sit for 60 seconds. While the power is off, press the power button 5 times. After 60 seconds plug the power cord back in and power on the printer.


If the error still appears, the printer has experienced an internal hardware failure.


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