Hp computer crashed had it fixed cant find my canon disks to get my printer back up tried to download stuff off canon web site butcouldnot figure that. im 63 retired const workerand know somethings but not to skilled with the computer
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Have you tried deleting the driver or printer from your computer. with computer turned off plug printer in to computer then turn on computer see if it picks up the driver automatically and fixes the problem. Do not use a driver disk unless this does not work. If it doesn't put the driver disk into computer before shutting down and repeat above this time with disk in the computer already.
Here is a link to the updated drivers for Vista. You will see in the first section where you can select your operating system (OS). Click the down arrow and select Vista. Now in the box called "Drivers" click on the red .exe file. It will display a new page. Scroll down to the bottom and click on the "I agree" Button. This will start the download process. Click Run, wait for it to download and click run again. This will start the install process. This should fix your problems.
Try the below procedures maybe the error of your printer is the waste ink counter.
Canon i550, i560, i850, i950, i960 (May work with i860, i865) 1. Start with the printer OFF 2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER 3. release RESUME 4. press RESUME twice, then release POWER 5. Let green light blink until printer is done moving print head. 6. Select functions below with RESUME press POWER to execute:
Number of presses - light color - function 0 presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960) 1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960) 2 presses - green - EEPROM initialize 3 presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter