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Troubleshooting Canon® PIXMA iP4700 Printers
Get to know more about resolving common problems in your Canon PIXMA iP4700 printer
Your Canon PIXMA iP4700 comes with an on-screen manual which will help you with basic knowledge of your printer in terms of regular maintenance and other details. The on-screen manual will guide you how to take care of your Canon PIXMA iP4700 printer. Canon PIXMA iP4700 warns about problems through alarm lamp flash system. You can come to know that something is wrong when you see a green light flashing in the power lamp and an orange light flashing in the alarm lamp alternately. Whenever you see a problem, try to detach the printer cord, and turn it off then unplug the unit from the main power supply. Now, plug in the printer again and turn it on; if the problem still persists, try troubleshooting or contact a service centre for help. The most common problems however can be resolved easily. This printer uses built in wireless mechanism, which means you never have to worry about networking and connectivity. You can scan or print wirelessly through a Wi-Fi enabled computer.
Here are details on problems that can occur with Canon PIXMA iP4700 printer:
- Problems in Installing Printer Driver
- Connecting Computer Properly
- Fuzzy Print Quality
Problems in Installing Printer Driver
Canon PIXMA iP4700 comes with an installation CD; if you have Windows XP, open ‘My Computer’ and double-click on the CD-ROM icon. When the contents of the CD opens up double-click on ‘MSETUP4.EXE’ for initiating the driver installation. If you use MAC/Macintosh try double clicking the CD-ROM icon of your desktop to start installation of the driver.
Connecting Computer Properly
Most problems related to connecting printer with computer, can be correlated to USB problems and compatibility issues. If your computer does not support Hi-Speed USB (Canon PIXMA iP4700 requires USB 1.1 support or more) try upgrading your USB drivers and checking Canon PIXMA iP4700 manual to connect both printer and computer. You should also keep in mind to check out the internal communication between the printer and the computer. If it does not process fully then the error codes are displayed.
If your print results are not satisfactory try checking 1) that your page size and media type settings match size and type of the paper that you have loaded; 2) if you are printing a photograph, incorrect paper type settings may reduce the quality or print color in the photo print; 3) make sure that appropriate print quality is selected; 4) check that your paper is not smudged or photo-print paper is not scratched. Sometimes you might have unsatisfactory results like blurred prints and white streaks. This might result due to lower ink level. In such cases, check the status of ink before you print; you can also try replacing the cartridge if required.
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