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Canon Pixma MP500

One of the little brass doo-hickies (beneath the print head) that fits into the ink cartridge broke off when a cartridge got stuck and I had to wrench it out. I'm told by a business machines repairman that he doesn't think it can be fixed, but is still checking on it. I've checked w/ Canon online and they do not sell these parts, but that the closest Canon service store is about 150 miles away.

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    I accidentally inserted an 8bk cartridge into the 5bk cartridge slot and it is now jammed stuck! I am trying to get it out but worried about breaking it....

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Printers generally are made so cheap that parts are not usually available Nothing for it but to replace the machine and espicially 'doo-hickies' I didn't think Canon used them any more- no one else seem to

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