So, I have this printer the Canon MX700 all-in-one.
Which, I would recommend, only as the inks are affordable if you use
refurbs and such. Basically $2 an ink cart.
But, buyer beware, what will $2 get you? Pretty sure you can omit "quality".
I have two questions:
1) How do you know when your print-head has gone bad? I took it off,
soaked it in alcohol, put it back and it was a little better, but not
completely. Seriously, is there any difference between a new print head
and mine other than the new one isn't clogged?
2) Actually, I only have that one question.
Thanks in advance
In a home setting it'll be long time to replace head. Then I'll gout buy
a newer printer for little more cost than buying a replacement head. If
OP sees the difference in print quality between MP990 and his MX700......
try entering the word printer(s) into your news group seach option.
That said most cheap printers it's just not worth the time/money to fix.
Likely you can buy a referbished unit cheaper then you can buy the part (on
the assumption you can buy the part)
Found usenet alternative. posted. response came, thanks guy in
Netherlands. (I'm guessing)
Using another cheap cartridge solved 85% of the problems. Could be that
when I get another black replacement we will be to 100%.
In any event the use of inkjets is clearly one of cost. *If* there is a
steady supply of refurbished cartridges, it is WELL worth it. I have
been quite successful with the Canon product line, in as much as finding
the ebay marketplace willing to offer inks for, like I said, $1 to $4 a
piece. New ones are $30?
For that matter alone, I am sticking with Canon printers. But, you have
to buy ones that are 3-5 years old for a market to exist for ink-carts.
On 1/27/2011 3:19 PM, NotMe wrote:
I use an HP 8000 wireless and just keep a new one in stock. They're
cheaper on amazon dot com than the replacement ink. I stack the
printers in the barn, and use the ink and printheads that come with it
for $89. (a full replacement of ink and printheads is $125)
remove the "not" from my address to email
Do you get as much ink with the "new" printer as you do from the
IIRC a lot of "new" inkjet printers come with an underfilled ink supply,
so you have to buy a "full" refill one rather quickly.
I service an office with 25 or 26 Canon Inkjets. I refill the "tanks"
for $2 each black and $1 each colour.
Printheads are very simple to replace, and I just bought 12 at $50
each- which allows us to keep using the same kind of ink cartridges
for all the printers instead of buying new printers that use different
The printheads on the ip4700 printers are not lasting as long as the
old ip3500 and ip4500 series.
Did not note any parts that were in need of "lubrication". My concern
was mostly of alcohol removing something it ought not. Most solutions
suggested water instead of alcohol. However, until posting, most
suggestions, again, suggested using alcohol after trying distilled water.
Mostly soldered contacts, but even after soaking all seems well...
Tells you how to check and clean the print heads and when its gone bad.
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