I was installing the new printer when I turned it on the print head went to the side and made a terrible noise before I could even get the ink cartridges into it! Then the spring and a white piece on the gears to the paper feeder flew off! jeez! Is this thing repairable? I can't find a picture to how the white gear piece and spring go back on. Help?!!
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Re: Canon i80 printer
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off.
I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with
the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the
printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
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There is only one solution to the problem with the i80. Here it is: there is nothing jammed. This problem is the result of the top of the printer being pushed down, effectively crushing the paper feed path by a sixteenth of an inch, right at the center of the machine. Likely this is the result of being carried in a travel bag full of other stuff, like the power supply, or from things being placed to rest on top of the printer. The solution is to open the two top covers, to grasp the main steel bar that runs the entire width of the printer with a pair of long-nosed pliers and to simply apply upward pressure. This will, in turn, lift a black plastic paper guide that has been pushed down into the path of the paper by the slightly bent metal. The printer will happily feed paper after this relatively simple fix. Mark the problem up to bad industrial design (though the mechanisms of the printer are otherwise ingeniously well thought out).
maybe it is not installed properly..by the way where do you purchase your cartridge..is it brand new or just a refill???if that is a refill maybe the sensors are damage..if brand new..check if you have some spilled ink inside...you need to clean it and try to run test using your printer troubleshooter
OK.... The canon print head is a very very delicate thing. The smaller canon printers are often referred to as DIPOSABLE printers. The head of your printer has RETIRED. It can be replaced but at almost (if not more) the price of a new exact canon printer. Answer therefore is.... A new Printer would be your solution
Lift the top cover when the printer head stops in the centre push the printer head to the right about 5mm. you should then see the tab you need to push to the back of the printer to release the printer head once you push this allow the head return to the centre and then you will be able to lift the printer head out
get a q-tip and wet one end in water. run wet q-tip along head a few times. then take dry end and run along head again to dry it. then run wet end again on the absorber side of head. then dry with dry end. replace parts, do a deep cleaning, and try a test print.
To remove the printhead:
Ensure that the printer is on and open the printheadcover.
----The printhead holder will move to the center.
Press for some seconds the resume/paperfeed button.
----The printhead holder will move a little to the right.
Press and lift the tiny grey handle now visible at the left and in front of the printhead holder, now you can remove the printhead.