How to Reset the Canon IP4200 Waste Ink Error

Written by greg lindberg
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You can use the Canon PIXMA iP4200 photo printer to print high-quality coloured pictures, and you can connect the printer to your computer with a USB connector cable. The printer also includes the ChromaLife100 system for creating long-lasting photos. If you are printing and receive a Waste Ink Nearly Full Error message, there may be a problem with the built-in waste ink absorber in your printer. However, you can reset the error to finish printing.

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  • Canon PIXMA iP4200

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    Observe the indicator light on your printer to make sure it flashes eight times consecutively. This means you are experiencing error 1700, the Waste Ink Nearly Full Error.

  2. 2

    Press the “Resume/Cancel” button on the printer to reset the error. You will also be able to finish the print job that you were performing when the error occurred.

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    Press the “Power” button on your printer if the error doesn’t automatically reset. Disconnect the data cable from the printer and unplug the printer’s power cord for 10 minutes.

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    Reconnect the data cable and power cord and turn the printer back on. The Waste Ink Error will be fully reset.

  5. 5

    Find the closest Canon service store in your area (see Resources section) to fix the problem with the built-in waste ink absorber that is causing the error.

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