#1
I have a Canon MP990 and it's a piece of shit. I've printed like 3 pages and it's claiming it's out of ink. As if that isn't bad enough, you can't use it as a photocopier or a scanner if it's out of ink. The ink is almost as expensive as the printer itself, so just getting more is not an option.

I suppose I'm kinda coming to you guys for help. I really need to use the scanner, and after a lot of googling all I've found out is that either only a couple of people have bothered complaining about this cash grab disguised as a design flaw, and none of them have actually found a solution, or Canon are hunting down and eliminating the protesters and cleaning their tracks.

Has anybody here got this printer? Ever experienced the same problem?

Also, this is relevant; http://www.cracked.com/article_19022_5-ways-hi-tech-retailers-are-secretly-screwing-you.html
#2
I have a Steelseries printer.


It's an HP printer that I put a Steelseries sticker on

I want a gaming printer...
#5
No, u probably dont know how to use a printer. go read the instruction manual
Its not true...
#6
I have a Canon printer and it's very great. It took six months for me to run out of ink. I'm out of ink now and can still use the scanner.
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#8
Multifunctions are pretty much the same in that regard mate. If it's out of ink it'll pretty much sit there til you fill her back up again. You've actually got a decent quality printer there (as far as home use goes anyway) and the first cartridges are roughly half full (I'm assuming you've just bought this machine) so three pages later without changing the quality level of the print (default is high) doesn't surprise me entirely.

If you really don't want to buy new cartridges for it, you can get the existing ones refilled which is generally a lot cheaper but if they leak it will void any warranty you have left on the machine. If of course this is an old machine and it's just dying the arse well there's even less that you can do.

Canon's are by and large pretty reliable though dude. So I probably wouldn't be blaming them too much. The reason why printers are so goddamn cheap now is because ink is so expensive. A lovely ploy that's been working wonders for years now.
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#9
All those stupid printers that require special drivers are a NoNo to me. Especially Canon.

HP and other brands have lots of printers that work on any operating system because they use the standards. These that do are of better quality as well most of the time.
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#10
i have a canon mp550. i swear it uses half a cartridge on each colour page. no joke, the pages come out dripping.
#11
Why would you buy a Canon printer unless you wanted to print glossy photos?

edit: This is like all those idiots who buy Macbooks, thinking they're computers until they realize it's actually a Chinese baby with cooking instructions.
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#13
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Multifunctions are pretty much the same in that regard mate. If it's out of ink it'll pretty much sit there til you fill her back up again. You've actually got a decent quality printer there (as far as home use goes anyway) and the first cartridges are roughly half full (I'm assuming you've just bought this machine) so three pages later without changing the quality level of the print (default is high) doesn't surprise me entirely.

If you really don't want to buy new cartridges for it, you can get the existing ones refilled which is generally a lot cheaper but if they leak it will void any warranty you have left on the machine. If of course this is an old machine and it's just dying the arse well there's even less that you can do.

Canon's are by and large pretty reliable though dude. So I probably wouldn't be blaming them too much. The reason why printers are so goddamn cheap now is because ink is so expensive. A lovely ploy that's been working wonders for years now.

Thanks for a serious answer. It's not actually that new. It doesn't even say the ink is 'out of date' it specifies that it's run out even though there's definitely some in there.

Fucking planned obsolescence.

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#14
Does your ink cartridge have a small hole with a button inside of it? If you can press that button with a paperclip, you can make the cartridge tell the printer there's still ink left.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJQ1FQ68lU8
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edit: This is like all those idiots who buy Macbooks, thinking they're computers until they realize it's actually a Chinese baby with cooking instructions.


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#17
I have a cannon. I don't use it for printing though.
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#18
I have a Canon WiFi printer that works flawlessly. Also, buy 3rd party ink on Amazon, so much cheaper.
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I have a Canon WiFi printer that works flawlessly. Also, buy 3rd party ink on Amazon, so much cheaper.

Exactly what I was going to say. I have a MX860 and I get ink cartridges for less than two dollars each off Amazon. No problems.
#21
i have a dell 2000cn and it stopped working about 3 months ago. i used it for 3 years with no changing or anything. it's a laser printer and i love him to bits.
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i have a dell 2000cn and it stopped working about 3 months ago. i used it for 3 years with no changing or anything. it's a laser printer and i love him to bits.

People personify printers now? What's his name?

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#23
I know what you mean. I have a canon, too, and whenever mine stops working I can usually use www.olololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol.xxx to get it working again.
#24
who the hell buys printers. you need an amp
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#26
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I figured it out everybody. I did even more googling and read instruction from another printer. I had to hold one of the buttons down for like 20 seconds. Who would've thought?


i would have guessed that the printer just didn't work because you're on the wrong side of the world and i would have suggested to try turning it upside down (which is really not upside down).
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#27
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i would have guessed that the printer just didn't work because you're on the wrong side of the world and i would have suggested to try turning it upside down (which is really not upside down).


He's lived with it his entire life, as if he'd have to be told.
#28
First thing I tried.

Normally when I can't figure out how to get the beer out of the bottle and into my belly, I just turn it upside down. I figure the same logic applies everywhere.
#29
I have had Canon printer and am very happy with my purchase. In my opinion the best printer available. Take care of your stuff, Ts.
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