Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Printers, printers, printers...............

I've been using a Canon MP500 all in one for 2 - 3 years now and I love it.  I loved it even more when I found a source of  excellent, reliable compatible cartridges.  At Canon prices it was over £50 to reload, but just £10 from my source on Ebay.  Check it out here if you use Canon, Epson or Brother or need other printer consumables.

When an error code came up in the middle of a printing job I was devastated, particularly after doing an internet search and seeing thousands of other people had experienced this particular error code and the only solution was to call out a Canon engineer. 

After some thought we decided that a replacement would be cheaper than a call out and repair and picked up an Epson SX415 from Currys - having established in advance that my ebay supplier had a full set of cartridges for £9.50 rather than Epson's £27.90 price tag.

When moving the Canon to make space for the shiny new Epson  I jokingly said to Paul, "It wants turning upside down, giving a good shake and then dropping, and that might make it work again".  I really was joking.  Anyway, that's exactly what Paul did, although the dropping was a genuine accident. 

Hey Presto!  The Canon started working again.  Not soon enough to take the Epson back to Currys as it was already installed and working.

Moral - if any Canon owners get the dreaded Error Code 6A00, try the above before throwing the towel in and getting new one.

1 comment:

Babs Banter/QUILTECH said...

Thankyou for the cartridge website. I have just bought a Canon MP640 to replace my Epson printer and will certainly bear them in mind when I need some replacement cartridges. I used to buy my Epson cartridges from IJT Direct but their prices have leaped so I use PRINK who are much cheaper but not as cheap as the site you recommended. I am impressed by the quality of the PRINK inks which are made in the US.