Question about Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Called Canon service and was told to "trash" the machine as it can't be fixed. So what is this, planned obsolesence?
Well, almost :)
The waste ink absorber takes in the ink when the nozzles are cleaned, and it is planned for a certain capacity. The counter keeps track of the amount of ink that went into it, and stops the machine from further printing when a limit is reached. This is, in theory, to protect the customer from waste ink overflowing and spilling onto whatever the printer stands on (like an antique desk for example).
The price for replacing it by authorized service and resetting the counter is usually so high, that indeed it makes more sense to purchase a "new improved" printer...
If you want, you can try resetting the counter yourself - there are plenty of instructions on the web, like here for example:
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for the info. I've decided to post this on our local FreeCycle group, along with the link to repair instructions, and see if someone wants it."
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