Canon i960 flashing 5 times

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Dennis Gordon, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. My trusty i960 of 3 years stopped working the other day, shortlyafter I
    replaced some cartridges. It's giving me the 5 blink amber alert, which is
    print head problems. I removed and reseated the print head a dozen times;
    cleaned it several times. I've managed to print one page (looked great...
    cleanest the printer has ever been). But the light has come back. I presume
    that the print head is damaged, although it shows no signs of it. I'm
    currently shopping around for a replacement, seeing that the cost of a new
    print head is so high (people asking $60 on Ebay for used ones). Is there
    anything else I can try before I abandon this otherwise great printer?
     
    Dennis Gordon, Sep 4, 2006
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  2. Dennis Gordon

    Burt Guest

    "Dennis Gordon" <> wrote in message
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    > My trusty i960 of 3 years stopped working the other day, shortlyafter I
    > replaced some cartridges. It's giving me the 5 blink amber alert, which is
    > print head problems. I removed and reseated the print head a dozen times;
    > cleaned it several times. I've managed to print one page (looked great...
    > cleanest the printer has ever been). But the light has come back. I
    > presume that the print head is damaged, although it shows no signs of it.
    > I'm currently shopping around for a replacement, seeing that the cost of a
    > new print head is so high (people asking $60 on Ebay for used ones). Is
    > there anything else I can try before I abandon this otherwise great
    > printer?
    >
    >
    >

    try this link for a new, factory sealed printhead. I bought one a few
    months ago. I think it is a good price for a new, sealed unit.
    http://www.inkcessories.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=49
     
    Burt, Sep 4, 2006
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  3. Thanks for the link. The price is better than from Canon for a new head, but
    at $77.95 I'm still thinking it might be time for a whole new unit. I've
    been eyeing the MP500 as well as the discontinued MP780. In the meantime I
    can print wireless to my son's i560 until I make up my mind...

    >>

    > try this link for a new, factory sealed printhead. I bought one a few
    > months ago. I think it is a good price for a new, sealed unit.
    > http://www.inkcessories.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=49
    >
     
    Dennis Gordon, Sep 4, 2006
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  4. Dennis Gordon

    Guest

    In message <>, Dennis Gordon
    <> writes
    >Just a quick follow up... I found an i860 in the office that I bought
    >several years ago and was discarded after we got our Minolta BizHub color
    >copier.


    I take it your bizhub is a little older than the one sitting about three
    feet to my left (c250). Pretty decent machines. Do you have a glossy
    paper that you can suggest for use with it at all?

    --
    Timothy
     
    , Sep 6, 2006
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  5. I believe it's the C350, although I'm not next to it now, so I could be
    wrong. The only glossy paper I've used with it is a semi-gloss stock we get
    from our toner supply co. It's a house brand; not very heavy. I load it
    through the manual feed tray. Haven't used it for a while, though. I find
    the plain paper color proofs to be excellent for our needs (newspaper ad
    proofs mainly; the rest of the company uses it as a high-speed copier)

    "" <> wrote in message
    news:nYOuEFGgat$...
    > In message <>, Dennis Gordon
    > <> writes
    >>Just a quick follow up... I found an i860 in the office that I bought
    >>several years ago and was discarded after we got our Minolta BizHub color
    >>copier.

    >
    > I take it your bizhub is a little older than the one sitting about three
    > feet to my left (c250). Pretty decent machines. Do you have a glossy paper
    > that you can suggest for use with it at all?
    >
    > --
    > Timothy
     
    Dennis Gordon, Sep 7, 2006
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  6. In article <lJ2Mg.26242$>,
    says...
    >


    > That is why it failed. I am surprised that it went that long.
    >
    > snip
    >

    Your use of OEM Canon ink is the cause of your crappy outlook on life.
    If you refilled your cartridges you would be better looking, your hair
    would not fall out, and women would like you. You would be so happily
    involved with life that you wouldn't have time to waste on your inane
    comments to this newsgroup. Your income would double, dogs would like
    you, etc.
    My comments make more sense than yours do.
     
    Irwin Peckinloomer, Sep 8, 2006
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