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Re: Canon i860 printer. It developed an error by flashing the indicator light 4 flashes. This, I believe, means the print head is bad. I replaced the print head. The printer will now not turn off. Even when the printer has been left overnight without being connected to anything, the indicator light comes back on when the printer is plugged in. When I attempt to print with the machine, it appears to go through all of its processes (the print head moves left to right, beeps and buzzes, rolls paper through the print area, printhead appears to be printing) but there is no output. What would I look at next? Rich

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  • rjohns Feb 16, 2008

    Cartridges have been checked and rechecked.

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Have you tried checking the ink carthridge?

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Can I reset the EEPROM of a canon print head?


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