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Problem picking up disc to print and also photos

My printer is not printing on a disc. You see it go in and the rollers just push it out and the error message comes up saying there is no disc tray or no disc. But there is!!! Cleaned rollers but nothing seems to help.

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SOURCE: wont print

The problem occurs when the paper tray is pushed down too far and 2 flimsy stop tangs on the backside of the tray hinge break off. The one on the left side contacts a microswitch, pushing it forward , signaling the printer tray is open. When the left tang breaks off, there is nothing to press the switch. You can try bending a paper clip in a fashion that hold the switch forward.
OR (the following will probably void your warranty)
Unplug the printer
Pull out the envelope tray on the bottom.
Set the printer on its back
Look just behind the bottom of the tray door from the underside
There are 2 wells on the underside. The front most wells are more square-shaped.
The 2 wells behind the are irregular-shaped. These 2 have the cover release tangs. Take a long, thin #1 flat blade screwdriver and push them outward toward the sides of the printer to release the 2 inside catches.
Next, push the screwdriver into the 2 rectangular release holes on the bottom sides of printer (beneath little arrows) to release the side tangs.
Next, release the rear tangs in similar slots in the back of the printer.
Gently lift up the cover. Lift up the electronic module on the left side.
The output tray wicroswitch is the black one on the bottom of the electronics module fix it in the upper position with either a small zip-tie or good electrical tape (the top one signals that the top cover is open to expose the ink cartridges, leave it alone).
Carefully reassemble the printer, hopefully it will work.
Remember to open the tray when you print as the preventing switch is no longer functional.
Good Luck.

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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SOURCE: wont print

I just wanted to add a little note to this issue. I had the same problem, except the tiny lever on the output tray microswitch was broken off, so there was no way for me to lock the switch in position with glue (or tape as suggested above). So instead, I bent the two leads for the switch as close together as possible using needlenose pliers and used a soldering pencil to melt the existing solder and fuse the leads together, effectively closing the circuit permanently. (I could also have just disconnected the two wires from the switch and soldered them together.) I now have a functioning printer.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

ydja
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SOURCE: horizontal lines through my printed photos

Are you sure your ink is not on the verge of finishing? Try changing the colour ink and print again. Sometimes I take the cartridge out, shake the ink down just in the same flashing motion as I do my pen, then replace it. You may try that.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Print head is not installed. Install Print Head

Installed 2 new factory spec. print cartriges.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

tstraub
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SOURCE: Canon i960 printer won't print in blue

Your problem is the print head. You can buy one from Canon for about $95, or find them new from dealers on Ebay for $60 to $70. For a less expensive fix, try to remove the print head and clean it. (You don't need any tools, just remove the ink tanks and pull the print head forward and out. Over time, the receivers tend to get dry & crusted ink on them. Note that the inks used are fast drying inks to keep your pictures, etc. from smudging after you print them. Try not to use solvent. I use q-tips and hot water, then dry using another q-tip. If this does not work, there are commercial cleaning kits available for about $10. Short of that, your choice is to replace the print head or the printer itself. My i960 prints such good quality color prints and normal color printing, that I would fix it rather than replace the printer. I hope the easy cleaning does it for you!

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: color cartridge errors

The only reason for getting error "PU IN CARTRIDGE" is that the cartridge is not installed correctly. Follow these steps to reinstall the cartridge which will resolve the problem:

Note: The same step can be performed for error "photo ink in use" but if this does not resolve the issue, you can try and change the cartridge.

Installing / Replacing the BJ Cartridge Follow this procedure to replace the BJ cartridge:
1. Make sure the MultiPASS is plugged in.
2. Open the document tray.
3. Lift the document guides to open the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder).
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If the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) does not open easily, slide the document guides outward and then open the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder).
Or slide the Document Feed Lever to either the automatic or manual setting.
4. Pressthingtopress.gif. If installing the BJ Cartridge for the first time, skip to step 6.
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Caution: Do not try to manually move or stop the cartridge holder since this may damage the unit. Do not touch the components shown or any metal parts since this may adversely affect operation of the unit and/or affect print quality.

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The MultiPASS has an automatic protection feature that helps keep it from overheating. If the cartridge holder does not move, unplug the MultiPASS and let it cool for several minutes. Then plug it in again.
Press thingtopress.gifto move the cartridge holder.

5. Raise the blue cartridge lock lever on the cartridge holder and remove the BJ cartridge.
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Caution: Discard the old BJ cartridge immediately according to the local laws and regulations for disposal of consumables.You may want to place it in a plastic bag to keep any residual ink from spilling. Spilled ink can stain any surface; protect yourself and your work area. If removing a BJ cartridge to use one of the optional BJ cartridges, be sure to store the BJ cartridge in the container provided with your MultiPASS. Otherwise the ink will dry and affect print quality.

container.gif 6. Remove the new BJ cartridge from its package, then remove the orange protective cap (1) and tape (2).
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Caution: Discard the cap and tape. Never attempt to reattach them to the BJ cartridge print head. Install the BJ cartridge immediately after removing the cap and tape. Spilled ink can stain any surface; protect yourself and your work area.
7. With the label facing outward, insert the BJ cartridge into the cartridge holder. Lower the blue cartridge lock lever until it locks into position.
lockinpos.gif 8. Press thingtopress.gif.
The cartridge holder moves to its home position on the right side of the unit and begins cleaning the BJ cartridge print head. This process takes about 55 seconds.
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Caution: Do not try to manually move or stop the cartridge holder since this may damage the unit.
9. Close the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder).
10. Close the document tray.
Note: If you need to unplug the MultiPASS, wait until the unit is in standby mode (date and receive mode displayed in the LCD). Otherwise the cartridge holder may not be in its home position causing the BJ cartridge to remain uncapped and dry out.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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