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Canon i80 color cartridge switch

I got the message that the color cartridge is not installed, but it is.
Probably the cartridge switch is not working anymore.
Is there a possibility to by-pass the switch ?

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  • Arie van Eijk Feb 19, 2008

    Yes I do.

  • Arie van Eijk Feb 19, 2008

    Hi,
    For as far as I know the BCI-15(C) cartridge does not have a contact. I cleaned the printer head en tested in a different printer and there it is working perfectly, so I think the printhead and the cartridge are fine.
    There is a very very tiny micro-switch in what I call the printhead-carrier, that is where you install the printhead, and that switch is activated when you put the ink-cartridge in place.

  • Arie van Eijk Feb 19, 2008

    Yes, I did.
    Click sound is there .

  • Arie van Eijk Feb 19, 2008

    I have to start somewhere :-) .
    Cartridge-Printhead-Switch-Wiring-Printerlogic.
    Any other suggestion to solve this.
    Remark: I have this problem with 4 i80's, they were bought at the same time, 4 years ago, and used more or less the same period of time and amount of printing.
    Minimum repair at canon will cost ? 70 or $100 .

  • Arie van Eijk Feb 19, 2008

    I already did this reset. Did not help, still the same situation.

  • Arie van Eijk Feb 20, 2008

    I already have a service manual and a parts catalog, but the information given is not specific to troubleshoot my problem, at least to my opinion :-).

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Hi,

Are you using original ink cartridges?

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Feb 19, 2008

    Ok, did you try cleaning the contacts on both the cartridge and printer head? Also, do you have another cartridge to try? Maybe the one you are trying to install now is defective.

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Feb 19, 2008

    Did you go through the Canon troubleshooting guide?



    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/contro...



    Click frequently asked questions.

    Then cick on question number 7. (with the ink tanks)

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Feb 19, 2008

    Thank you for the detailed info. There is no way to bypass that switch. Say, why do you suspect that it's that specific part that has malfunctioned?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Feb 19, 2008

    Would you be willing to try a reset?



    1) Close the print head cover, and turn off the printer. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press the Power button. (Do not release the buttons. The LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.)

    2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (Do not release the Power button.)

    3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button three times, and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.) During initialization, the LED blinks in green.

    4) When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button the 4 times. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)

    5) Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the
    selected function is performed. (When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.)

    6) Power off then back on and test.


  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Feb 20, 2008

    Since you have most probably passed the warranty period, getting them repaired would be quite costly...like you said. I will try to find a service manual.

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