Download Canon IP4600 Service Tool

If you have found this page then like me, you had a hard time finding the Canon IP4600 service tool. I have tracked it down and made it available to download here.

The software can reset your Waste Ink Pad Counter if you cannot print. The normal fix for this problem is to take it to a service centre where they use the same software and replace the waste ink pad at a cost! Normally, it’s cheaper to go out and buy a new printer!

Download now: DOWNLOAD Canon IP4600 Service Tool

NEW: DOWNLOAD Canon IP4600 Service Tool MANUAL

You will need to put your printer into service mode (see below)

Assuming that your printer (ip4600 series) is already installed on your PC.

Reset can be done once your printer is on Service Mode:
a. Switch Off the Printer
b. Hold the Resume Button
c. Switch On and Hold the Power Button
d. Release the Resume Button
e. Press the Resume Button Twice
f. Release the Power Button

By this time your printer is in service mode already.

Run the Service Tool Program (Resetter)

Select your Region

Please leave a comment if you download 🙂

Now, I am not 100% what everything does in this software but you should be able to reset the waste ink pad counter. You should now be able to print again!

Regards, Grumpy Git

Disclaimer: This software is provided “as is”. It has been scanned for viruses etc. If you use this software on your own printer then you do so at your own risk. I cannot be held responsible if you render your printer unusable.

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm by Grumpy Git · Permalink
In: Hard to find software, Uncategorized · Tagged with: , , , , ,

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  1. Written by Ian
    on 23/06/2011 at 3:08 pm

    Have the service manual which shows and tells you the options for the service tool…Do you want it? From another Grumpy Git as the missus calls me haa haa

  2. Written by Alistair
    on 25/09/2011 at 8:14 am

    can you kindly send me the service manual please, cause my ip4600 has gone nuts:(

    Thank you

  3. Written by Grumpy Git
    on 14/10/2011 at 3:11 pm

    I have just posted the Service Tool Manual for the Canon IP4XXX 🙂

  4. Written by zippofcy
    on 31/05/2012 at 3:01 am

    My printer gives this error: VH monitor error [B200] The print head voltage is abnormal.
    I guess i have to buy another one now 🙁

    Thx anyway 😉

  5. Written by Grumpy Git
    on 13/06/2012 at 11:37 am

    Yeah, that happened to me too with the IP4600. I bought an IP3600 to replace it. It’s the same printer but different printhead (and prints slightly slower). Btw, a new printhead is expensive. I would suggest getting a new printer!

  6. Written by ME
    on 21/01/2013 at 6:43 pm


    ADMIN EDIT: Some anti-virus programs do flag this as a virus but I can assure you that it’s a “false positive”. If you have any doubts then please virus scan it before you execute the file. I have never had any problems with the program.

  7. Written by Grumpy Git
    on 24/01/2013 at 8:33 am

    No it doesn’t! It’s probably a false positive from your overly sensitive anti virus program.

    Check out:

    Programs like this contain code to enter hardware into “service mode” so any virus warnings are probably to be in relation to this. The file itself contains no malicious code or virus.

  8. Written by PeterMcC
    on 02/10/2013 at 3:26 pm

    Nice work — spent a few hours running various button/power up/power down combinations and then found your page with its link to the software tool.

    The sight of my twenty full cartridges in their boxes was starting to depress me no end as I saw the demise of my printer approaching.

    Many thanks.


  9. Written by albert
    on 09/12/2013 at 9:09 am

    thank you so much it worked mind you i have a IP4700 and it worked thank you so much

  10. Written by ABDIEL
    on 17/01/2015 at 10:21 pm

    I kindly need reseter software for Canon ip7240 enable be reseter the ink absorber counter

  11. Written by red
    on 12/04/2015 at 10:01 pm

    help i need reset canon mg5540 thinks

  12. Written by Pavel
    on 20/06/2015 at 11:05 am

    Dear Grumpy Git, God bless you for your help to fix my Canon IP4600, it worked without any hiccups.
    I’m sick of our throw away society, are we suppose to be scrapping our cars because the juice has ran out or an ashtray is full? So much for saving the planet…
    Many thanks from another Grumpy Git Pavel.

  13. Written by Grumpy Git
    on 20/07/2015 at 3:19 pm

    You’re very welcome 🙂 They call ink cartridges “Consumables”. It seems these days, printers fall into the same category!

  14. Written by John
    on 24/12/2015 at 11:48 am

    Dear grumpy old git – many thanks for the ip4600 manual and reset tool, but does anyone have instructions on using it. tried numerous times but it still defaults to Power/Resume flashing on and off. – last time got power light flashing on its own but service tool seems to lock up. When closed everything down it all defaults to stays quo. Like one of your readers, hate to wastes spare cartridges.
    Many thanks from another grumpy old git

  15. Written by Doug
    on 14/01/2016 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you very much for this resource.

    Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get rid of my pesky error 6c10 which after a look at the service manual is “The valve cam sensor was faulty at power-on or when purging was attempted.”

    I’ve done a lot of googling and youtube vid searching to find detailed disassembly instructions (necessary to get to the absorber pads underneath) and also details on the cam valve sensor.

    Here’s a (non English) video of disassembly which goes a little further than the service manual.

    And here’s a video of where the valve cam sensor is located for another canon printer, but similar to the ip4600.

    Here’s what I’ve done so far:

    I took out my absorber pads and washed/dried/re-inserted them in case that was part of the problem; a messy, inky, water and kitchen roll consuming job.

    Mopped up excess gunky ink from the purge nozzle and directly under the nozzle.

    Still the same error when printer reassembled and powered up. Frustrating.

    Put printer into service mode and ran the service tool app. Seemed to communicate with printer but hasn’t got rid of the error message. This led me to think that the switch itself was at fault or the ink purge tubes might be clogged.

    Disassembled printer again. Had a good look around the purge mechanism. Nothing seems obviously out of place, or obstructed.

    Next I’m going to test the switch itself with a multimeter, and also the cables from the switch.

    I hope I have some success, I could do without having to buy a new printer.

    Anyway, I hope at least the above info may help someone else.

  16. Written by gordon
    on 26/01/2016 at 8:40 pm

    Hello Grumpy – as it happens I’m in a separate group of Grumpies, for rock climbing purposes. But thanks very much for this advice and the service tool. I seem to need to use it more often now, tho’ it’s only resetting a counter ie there seem to be no actual ink ‘tank’ sensors – just the mucky pads and lots of gunk – so there is no sense in more ferequent resetting need.

  17. Written by ABEY9th
    on 26/01/2016 at 8:56 pm

    my canon ip7200 ; cartriges wont light up and wont move. orange light always blinking. pls help.thankx.

  18. Written by Sipho
    on 19/01/2017 at 1:33 pm

    I use canon pixma mp250, was working well yesterday however, today morning it has a P7/5B00 error message

  19. Written by Phil
    on 29/03/2017 at 5:56 am

    Dear Grumpy, thank you, it worked just fine on my 4700. I see people with fried print heads are buying new printers. I bought a print head last year on ebay for aus20 from china. Has worked perfectly till the absorber error came up.
    Thanks Again

  20. Written by L HARRIS
    on 29/03/2017 at 9:30 pm


  21. Written by Jamie
    on 02/04/2017 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you so much for providing such a helpful resource for free. Worked on my IP4700.

  22. Written by Joe Borg
    on 27/05/2017 at 7:25 am

    Thank you very much. I saved 2 ip4600 printers with your service tool download.

  23. Written by Clinton
    on 07/12/2017 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you. You are a star. My printer is back up & working.

  24. Written by efr
    on 06/03/2018 at 2:59 pm

    the link dont work

  25. Written by Grumpy Git
    on 20/03/2018 at 6:57 pm

    Apologies, the links have been fixed.

  26. Written by Walt
    on 27/08/2018 at 12:17 am

    Thank You so much for the iP4600 service tool, it was the only way that worked to reset the Waste Ink Pad counter.

  27. Written by Heyho
    on 25/11/2018 at 1:00 pm

    You sir, are a legend.

    After what must be about 10 years of use, my ip4600 ground to a halt with the ink absorbers full apparently. I tried all of the youtube fixes but nothing worked.

    The service tool you have provided worked first shot. After 10 years of use, and not a drop of genuine ink, I consider this a win!

    Many thanks!

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    what’s make the printer can print when its ink was full?

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    on 01/01/2021 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks for providing al this info. I’ve cleaned all the ink pads on my IP 4600, so only need to run the service tool the reset the counter. But since I’m running on MAC, is there also a service tool for MAC available (10.11 El Capitan)?
    Thanks for the support.

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