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Stopped printing mid page. Wouldn't eject. Now it won't even switch on properly

A friend of mine had an i960 Canon Printer and it stopped printing and the paper was half way through a document.
I suspected a hang or software problem but it wasn't that at all. I got it eventually to cancel all print tasks and do a single paperfeed but the troubleshooter shows no errors with ink tanks or anything.

I took the printer to my home and put latest drivers on my PC for this printer and it refuses to print anything. Even when switching it to standby - instead of getting a continuous green light I get a flashing amber one. This to me indicates some kind of hardware fault but I'm no expert and can't work out if the printer has failed. It's about three years old but has only had very light use by an old lady of 84. So it's not as if she's thrashed it to within an inch of its life! I have no idea how it can be fixed without sending it back to Canon who would no doubt charge more than the cost of a throw away and buy a new one.
In such a case, Canon is going to be the last type I look for. Though I have to say my ip3000 Canon is still going strong and never a hitch. Anyone got any ideas before I tip this one and start again?

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Re: Stopped printing mid page. Wouldn't eject. Now it...

If you read the number of green and amber flashes that the machine makes i can tell you the problem and suggest what to look for. i am a certified Canon tech for this product. there are Canon repair center all over the united states that can repair this printer for you. or you can let me know the number of flashes and i can help you. let me know

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