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Canon i865 Hi My daughter has the above printer which has been fine but now refuses to print on her PC. Amber light flashes 5 times which says print head needs refitting - doing this makes no difference - however if I connect to my laptop it worked fine.no flashing lights and printed fine. I e-mailed canon who told me to manually make the printer do a nozzle test - now I have the same problem when connevted to the laptop. Is there any way to reset the whole thing and start again - why did it work on my laptop until I did the test?

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  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    I had the same problem with the i865 printer although it wasn't between different computers, just my lap top. One day it will work, another it won't. Flash, flash, flash. Then it would work and the colour was all over the place. I contacted canon and they said I need to have the printer serviced (there is some kind of "ink mat" that soaks up the dregs and needs to be replaced) but the cost of the service is almost as much as a new printer. Not sure what to do at this point.

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