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ANTS NEST IN SCANNER BED

I HAVE AN ANTS NEST IN MY SCANNER BED AND DONT KNOW HOW THEY GOT THERE OR HOW TO GET THEM OUT THEY SEEM TO BE STAYING IN IT AND HAVE EGGS EVERY TIME I OPEN THE LID THEY GO NEAR THE RIBBON AND COLLECT THEIR EGGS....THE PRINTER AND ALL STILL WORKS GREAT ONLY THING IS I HAVE NOTICED MORE INK LATELY ON THE PRINTED PAGE EVEN AFTER THOROUGH CLEANING OF PLATEN ETC...VIA PRINTER MAINTENANCE....ANY SUGGESTIONS HOW I CAN GET RID OF THE LITTLE BUGGERS BEFORE THEY DO ANY DAMAGE? THANKS

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  • mandb Jun 12, 2008

    well thats interesting...food colouring...how does that work?...what do you do ...i have so far only used canon inks and a cheaper version by Pelikan inks...but they are purchased...i have saved old ink cartridges in case i ever needed them for anything...such as this?....please tell me how to try this ink replacement of food colouring you suggest...thanks



    do you know how the ants got into yours...i cant figure out how they got into the scanner bed...i havent seen any coming and going and they have eggs in there as well...i will try your suggestions tomorrow

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Hello Mandb,
I also have ants in my PIXMA MP760 multifunction unit, I have just pulled it apart and reassembled it after removing several black broken bits relating to the hinges at the back of the scanner lid. The ants have seemed to have left home (wishful) but I would recomend you take to it with a phillips screwdriver, (carefully) or, if you don't want to do the surgery, take it out in to the sunshine and leave it there for about an hour, no longer.
Give it a bump every 10minutes or so, just to give the ants a help along.

If this dosent help, try coaxing them out with some ant food, but be there in person to stop them returning afta, a feed.

Failing this, take it to the repairman.

Do NOT spray bug spray into it, if the ants die in there, they will decompose, in the process it will corrode any fine copper tracks on the PCBs, it will only be fit for the dump then.

BTW, food colouring seems to be a cheeeep excellent ink replacement :)

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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