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
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. Dennis Gordon

    Burt Guest

    "Dennis Gordon" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    #2
    1. Advertising

  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
    #3
  4. Dennis Gordon

    measekite Guest

    If you have been using generic ink that may be the problem on why the
    printhead is clogged.

    Dennis Gordon wrote:

    >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?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    measekite, Sep 5, 2006
    #4
  5. Yep, I've been using generic. Are you suggesting that the head can be
    unclogged? I presumed that there may be electronic damage, but I could give
    it another good cleaning if that might help...

    "measekite" <> wrote in message
    news:n44Lg.1242$...
    > If you have been using generic ink that may be the problem on why the
    > printhead is clogged.
    >
    > Dennis Gordon wrote:
    >
    >>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 5, 2006
    #5
  6. Dennis Gordon

    Tony Guest

    Dennis
    Be assured that the problem you have is not a head clog, it is a printhead
    failure and cannot be fixed other than replacing the printhead. There is no
    evidence that compatible ink damages printheads. Canon printheads are thermal
    and eventually fail, this appears to have happened to your printer
    unfortunately.
    Tony

    "Dennis Gordon" <> wrote:
    >Yep, I've been using generic. Are you suggesting that the head can be
    >unclogged? I presumed that there may be electronic damage, but I could give
    >it another good cleaning if that might help...
    >
    >"measekite" <> wrote in message
    >news:n44Lg.1242$...
    >> If you have been using generic ink that may be the problem on why the
    >> printhead is clogged.
    >>
    >> Dennis Gordon wrote:
    >>
    >>>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?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
     
    Tony, Sep 5, 2006
    #6
  7. Dennis Gordon

    measekite Guest

    I guess you need to bite the bullet and either get a new printhead (not
    from ebay) and a new set of Canon OEM ink carts or look to see if an
    IP5200 is on sale. This happens once in a while. While somewhat slower
    on photos you can usually find an IP4200 on sale for around $80.00.
    This is cheaper than a new printhead and a set of carts for your old
    printer. Canon's new ink has been touted to be improved with reduced
    fading.

    I have not experience any fading in over 18 months using BCI6 Canon
    ink. Some say that the results of the new CLI ink is better but from
    the IP4200 I used I saw no noticeable difference but I did not do any
    comparison tests using the same images.

    Not to be nasty I hope you will not use Canon ink. At least you know
    what you are getting.

    Dennis Gordon wrote:

    >Yep, I've been using generic. Are you suggesting that the head can be
    >unclogged? I presumed that there may be electronic damage, but I could give
    >it another good cleaning if that might help...
    >
    >"measekite" <> wrote in message
    >news:n44Lg.1242$...
    >
    >
    >>If you have been using generic ink that may be the problem on why the
    >>printhead is clogged.
    >>
    >>Dennis Gordon wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>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?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    measekite, Sep 5, 2006
    #7
  8. Yeah, it's a goner. I shouldn't be that surprised though. I've seen enough
    printers die over the years. It puzzles me how a $175 printer can have a
    print head that costs $80 to replace. It's almost like they want to
    encourage you to just buy a new printer. Nah, I'm just being paranoid. I
    don't mind shelling out the cash for the new printer, but I hate having to
    discard what is otherwise a functional machine because of the high cost of
    one part.

    I have several unused printers at work, an i850 and an s900, that I can use
    while I do a search for something new. Thanks for the input...

    "measekite" <> wrote in message
    news:VBcLg.24768$...
    >I guess you need to bite the bullet and either get a new printhead (not
    >from ebay) and a new set of Canon OEM ink carts or look to see if an IP5200
    >is on sale. This happens once in a while. While somewhat slower on photos
    >you can usually find an IP4200 on sale for around $80.00. This is cheaper
    >than a new printhead and a set of carts for your old printer. Canon's new
    >ink has been touted to be improved with reduced fading.
    >
    > I have not experience any fading in over 18 months using BCI6 Canon ink.
    > Some say that the results of the new CLI ink is better but from the IP4200
    > I used I saw no noticeable difference but I did not do any comparison
    > tests using the same images.
    >
    > Not to be nasty I hope you will not use Canon ink. At least you know what
    > you are getting.
    >
    > Dennis Gordon wrote:
    >
    >>Yep, I've been using generic. Are you suggesting that the head can be
    >>unclogged? I presumed that there may be electronic damage, but I could
    >>give it another good cleaning if that might help...
    >>
    >>"measekite" <> wrote in message
    >>news:n44Lg.1242$...
    >>
    >>>If you have been using generic ink that may be the problem on why the
    >>>printhead is clogged.
    >>>
    >>>Dennis Gordon wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>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 5, 2006
    #8
  9. 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. It's been lying on the floor unprotected for 2 years. Took it home;
    replaced the black cartridges, ran a few cleaning cycles and nozzle checks,
    and it's working great. I'd expected it to be really clogged after all this
    time sitting with the ink in it. Hope it stays that way...

    "Dennis Gordon" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Yeah, it's a goner. I shouldn't be that surprised though. I've seen enough
    > printers die over the years. It puzzles me how a $175 printer can have a
    > print head that costs $80 to replace. It's almost like they want to
    > encourage you to just buy a new printer. Nah, I'm just being paranoid. I
    > don't mind shelling out the cash for the new printer, but I hate having to
    > discard what is otherwise a functional machine because of the high cost of
    > one part.
    >
    > I have several unused printers at work, an i850 and an s900, that I can
    > use while I do a search for something new. Thanks for the input...
    >
    > "measekite" <> wrote in message
    > news:VBcLg.24768$...
    >>I guess you need to bite the bullet and either get a new printhead (not
    >>from ebay) and a new set of Canon OEM ink carts or look to see if an
    >>IP5200 is on sale. This happens once in a while. While somewhat slower
    >>on photos you can usually find an IP4200 on sale for around $80.00. This
    >>is cheaper than a new printhead and a set of carts for your old printer.
    >>Canon's new ink has been touted to be improved with reduced fading.
    >>
    >> I have not experience any fading in over 18 months using BCI6 Canon ink.
    >> Some say that the results of the new CLI ink is better but from the
    >> IP4200 I used I saw no noticeable difference but I did not do any
    >> comparison tests using the same images.
    >>
    >> Not to be nasty I hope you will not use Canon ink. At least you know
    >> what you are getting.
    >>
    >> Dennis Gordon wrote:
    >>
    >>>Yep, I've been using generic. Are you suggesting that the head can be
    >>>unclogged? I presumed that there may be electronic damage, but I could
    >>>give it another good cleaning if that might help...
    >>>
    >>>"measekite" <> wrote in message
    >>>news:n44Lg.1242$...
    >>>
    >>>>If you have been using generic ink that may be the problem on why the
    >>>>printhead is clogged.
    >>>>
    >>>>Dennis Gordon wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>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 6, 2006
    #9
  10. 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
    #10
  11. 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
    #11
  12. On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 02:54:51 -0500, Tony <>
    wrote:

    >Dennis
    >Be assured that the problem you have is not a head clog, it is a printhead
    >failure and cannot be fixed other than replacing the printhead. There is no
    >evidence that compatible ink damages printheads. Canon printheads are thermal
    >and eventually fail, this appears to have happened to your printer
    >unfortunately.
    >Tony
    >

    I totally agree with Tony. My i950 failed after 2 1/2 years of
    excellent service, the entire time of which I was refilling. I
    printed several thousand 8X10 color photographs over this time, but it
    eventually simply wore out. I put forth a lot of struggle trying to
    clean and unplug the print head, before I accepted the fact it had
    finally failed. So I found a new sealed factory printhead for less
    than $80, bought it, and have been delighted with the resumption of
    excellent photo printing. As far as that dumbass Messycrap, just
    ignore him/her/it - he can't accept valid hard and fast data from
    people who can prove him stupidly fixated, or a shill for the
    industry.

    >"Dennis Gordon" <> wrote:
    >>Yep, I've been using generic. Are you suggesting that the head can be
    >>unclogged? I presumed that there may be electronic damage, but I could give
    >>it another good cleaning if that might help...
    >>
    >>"measekite" <> wrote in message
    >>news:n44Lg.1242$...
    >>> If you have been using generic ink that may be the problem on why the
    >>> printhead is clogged.


    Again, refer to my comment above re this jerk.

    >>> Dennis Gordon wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>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?


    Strongly suggest you avoid a used one, look for a new one, still
    sealed in original factory package. It's better to keep with a unit
    that you know, and can be made to work as originally, than to go our
    an buy a new printer. Especially one from Canon - they've gotten so
    hung up on mass market, small format printers and are now doing much
    to mess up the refill practitioners - I really don't want one of their
    new offerings!!!!

    Olin McDaniel
     
    Olin K. McDaniel, Sep 7, 2006
    #12
  13. Dennis Gordon

    measekite Guest

    Olin K. McDaniel wrote:

    >On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 02:54:51 -0500, Tony <>
    >wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>Dennis
    >>Be assured that the problem you have is not a head clog, it is a printhead
    >>failure and cannot be fixed other than replacing the printhead. There is no
    >>evidence that compatible ink damages printheads. Canon printheads are thermal
    >>and eventually fail, this appears to have happened to your printer
    >>unfortunately.
    >>Tony
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >I totally agree with Tony. My i950 failed after 2 1/2 years of
    >excellent service, the entire time of which I was refilling.
    >


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

    > I
    >printed several thousand 8X10 color photographs over this time, but it
    >eventually simply wore out.
    >


    I would expect them to fade in about a year.

    > I put forth a lot of struggle trying to
    >clean and unplug the print head, before I accepted the fact it had
    >finally failed.
    >


    snip
     
    measekite, Sep 8, 2006
    #13
  14. 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
    #14
  15. As I mentioned below, I brought home an abandoned i860 that I bought
    refurbed a coupla years back off of Ebay and has been virtually unused since
    then. It wouldn't print when I got it, and Canon support graciously sent me
    a new print head, even though I'd bought it used. So it's practically good
    as new and working great. I'll use this for a while and hope I can come
    across a better price on the i960 head, unlikely as that may be. I certainly
    woudn't buy a used head. One guy was selling one for $50 stating that the
    red nozzle didn't work. Why would anyone want that?


    "Olin K. McDaniel" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 02:54:51 -0500, Tony <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Dennis
    >>Be assured that the problem you have is not a head clog, it is a printhead
    >>failure and cannot be fixed other than replacing the printhead. There is
    >>no
    >>evidence that compatible ink damages printheads. Canon printheads are
    >>thermal
    >>and eventually fail, this appears to have happened to your printer
    >>unfortunately.
    >>Tony
    >>

    > I totally agree with Tony. My i950 failed after 2 1/2 years of
    > excellent service, the entire time of which I was refilling. I
    > printed several thousand 8X10 color photographs over this time, but it
    > eventually simply wore out. I put forth a lot of struggle trying to
    > clean and unplug the print head, before I accepted the fact it had
    > finally failed. So I found a new sealed factory printhead for less
    > than $80, bought it, and have been delighted with the resumption of
    > excellent photo printing. As far as that dumbass Messycrap, just
    > ignore him/her/it - he can't accept valid hard and fast data from
    > people who can prove him stupidly fixated, or a shill for the
    > industry.
    >
    >>"Dennis Gordon" <> wrote:
    >>>Yep, I've been using generic. Are you suggesting that the head can be
    >>>unclogged? I presumed that there may be electronic damage, but I could
    >>>give
    >>>it another good cleaning if that might help...
    >>>
    >>>"measekite" <> wrote in message
    >>>news:n44Lg.1242$...
    >>>> If you have been using generic ink that may be the problem on why the
    >>>> printhead is clogged.

    >
    > Again, refer to my comment above re this jerk.
    >
    >>>> Dennis Gordon wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>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?

    >
    > Strongly suggest you avoid a used one, look for a new one, still
    > sealed in original factory package. It's better to keep with a unit
    > that you know, and can be made to work as originally, than to go our
    > an buy a new printer. Especially one from Canon - they've gotten so
    > hung up on mass market, small format printers and are now doing much
    > to mess up the refill practitioners - I really don't want one of their
    > new offerings!!!!
    >
    > Olin McDaniel
     
    Dennis Gordon, Sep 8, 2006
    #15
  16. Dennis Gordon

    measekite Guest

    Beware of Ebay for many reasons.

    Dennis Gordon wrote:

    >As I mentioned below, I brought home an abandoned i860 that I bought
    >refurbed a coupla years back off of Ebay and has been virtually unused since
    >then. It wouldn't print when I got it, and Canon support graciously sent me
    >a new print head, even though I'd bought it used. So it's practically good
    >as new and working great. I'll use this for a while and hope I can come
    >across a better price on the i960 head, unlikely as that may be. I certainly
    >woudn't buy a used head. One guy was selling one for $50 stating that the
    >red nozzle didn't work. Why would anyone want that?
    >
    >
    >"Olin K. McDaniel" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >
    >
    >>On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 02:54:51 -0500, Tony <>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>Dennis
    >>>Be assured that the problem you have is not a head clog, it is a printhead
    >>>failure and cannot be fixed other than replacing the printhead. There is
    >>>no
    >>>evidence that compatible ink damages printheads. Canon printheads are
    >>>thermal
    >>>and eventually fail, this appears to have happened to your printer
    >>>unfortunately.
    >>>Tony
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>I totally agree with Tony. My i950 failed after 2 1/2 years of
    >>excellent service, the entire time of which I was refilling. I
    >>printed several thousand 8X10 color photographs over this time, but it
    >>eventually simply wore out. I put forth a lot of struggle trying to
    >>clean and unplug the print head, before I accepted the fact it had
    >>finally failed. So I found a new sealed factory printhead for less
    >>than $80, bought it, and have been delighted with the resumption of
    >>excellent photo printing. As far as that dumbass Messycrap, just
    >>ignore him/her/it - he can't accept valid hard and fast data from
    >>people who can prove him stupidly fixated, or a shill for the
    >>industry.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>"Dennis Gordon" <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Yep, I've been using generic. Are you suggesting that the head can be
    >>>>unclogged? I presumed that there may be electronic damage, but I could
    >>>>give
    >>>>it another good cleaning if that might help...
    >>>>
    >>>>"measekite" <> wrote in message
    >>>>news:n44Lg.1242$...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>If you have been using generic ink that may be the problem on why the
    >>>>>printhead is clogged.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>

    >>Again, refer to my comment above re this jerk.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>>>Dennis Gordon wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>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?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>

    >>Strongly suggest you avoid a used one, look for a new one, still
    >>sealed in original factory package. It's better to keep with a unit
    >>that you know, and can be made to work as originally, than to go our
    >>an buy a new printer. Especially one from Canon - they've gotten so
    >>hung up on mass market, small format printers and are now doing much
    >>to mess up the refill practitioners - I really don't want one of their
    >>new offerings!!!!
    >>
    >>Olin McDaniel
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    measekite, Sep 8, 2006
    #16
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Andrew Schumer

    CANON BJC-85 BEEPS 8 TIMES

    Andrew Schumer, Aug 11, 2003, in forum: Canon
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    521
    Andrew Schumer
    Aug 12, 2003
  2. Peter
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    253
    PC Medic
    Oct 9, 2004
  3. Steve Booth

    Canon S520 Flashing power light

    Steve Booth, Mar 8, 2005, in forum: Canon
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    319
    Barney Rubble
    Mar 10, 2005
  4. chris1379
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    206
    chris1379
    Nov 5, 2005
  5. P.J. Tennyson
    Replies:
    12
    Views:
    959
    measekite
    Aug 25, 2008
Loading...

Share This Page