Question about Canon MultiPASS MP360 All-In-One InkJet Printer
How to repair Canon SmartBase MP360, flashing error code ##345
Short: Take apart and wash the ink clogged mechanical parts. Use hot water.
What to do (Long version):
First, use your head!
Dont rush, this operation takes several hours / days to complete!
-Mark all wires that look the same (especially white flat ones), take photographs when disassembling, or use photographic memory :P
-Take apart the whole printer, so there is only a metal frame left, with couple of paper-rollers, and motors, and the "Print-head cleaning" -system. Wash this cleaning-system.
In detail, remove at least following items:
-Main Power lead!
-Casing (Use brigh flaslight to see TWO front cover-screws under the dark plastic!)
-Scanner (BEWARE of fragile flat-wires)
-Main electronic controller board
-Some other shit, metal plate, plastic cover, you will see.
-Plastic base plate
-All materials that might absorb water. (two sponges, and one rubber foam part)
The two sponges are between metalframe and baseplate, they absorb exess ink. Wash these separately, and dry, or change for new. (I left the shorter one out, when assembling)
There is also one long rubber foam part that is near where paper comes out, (visible from outside the printer, when cover is opened).
To get rid of the excess ink: Wash dirty parts heavily for 10 to 15 minutes with hot water. When outcoming water is clear, then it is clean.
-I let it to dry for couple of days (on heated floor), but you can use your imagination, compressed air could help it dry faster.
Assemble it back together, and it works.... at least MINE did xD
Not exactly shure, WHY this helped, but i think it had something to do with a LOT of dryed ink in the "Print-head cleaning" -system. --> parts could not move freely. Or maybe some sensor was dirty? OR is this just a coincidense, and I happened to fix some other problem while taking the printer apart?
If you have no idea what youre doing, then don´t do it. But its broken anyway , what do you have to lose?
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
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