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    Alignment issue or bad printhead? Canon Pixma iX6820

    Have been using Octoink supplied ink to refill my Pixma MP560 cartridges (Durchstich method) for many years now with no problems. Over the years I have only had to have one new printhead which was for another reason than for using 3rd party ink. (can't remember what). I use the redsetter to...
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    What best to replace Cannon MP560

    Good idea and I even thought just drill a hole in the bottom of printer tray and put in a tube sealed through a gromit so ink just comes out into a waste ink tray underneath the printer BUT the MP560 has an A4 paper store/feed tray on the bottom with associated feed mechanism that reaches right...
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    What best to replace Cannon MP560

    :):):) Ink counter reset. HOWEVER frustration at first when printer not going into svc mode. Then I realised that (from another source I had seen) the instruction for enter svc mode should have said - with power turned off press and hold down power AND STOP BUTTONS then turn on mains power at...
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    What best to replace Cannon MP560

    I now have the USB A to B cable. Tthis was further confused by there being 2 type B plugs.:(..one on my printer is the square one with small diagonal corners on one side and a second is much larger with an extended bit on one side....Ho-Hum got there in the end. Do I need to carry out the...
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    What best to replace Cannon MP560

    Thanks again....slowly gathering all the information. I am in UK so work in £...GBP. Just found another small snag...don"t have a USB cable to be able to connect old Dell Windows to printer for reseting. The MP650 has USB type B...the square outlet (shaped with 2 corners cut off) I assume it...
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    What best to replace Cannon MP560

    No progress yet still batteling other domestic/car problems. In service manual - (11) ink absorber replacement - page45/64 it says "5) while being cautious of the ink tube...return print unit to bottom case....." Dare I hope this tube is what carries waste ink to pads?? 1. If so could it be...
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    What best to replace Cannon MP560

    Just looked at the video.....easier to refill the bottles instead of cartridges and looks easy to remove the waste ink pads....BUT....when the pad full error comes up and shuts printer down (like MP560), then ok pad easy to change (is it?) but how to reset ink counter? presumably there is a way??
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    What best to replace Cannon MP560

    I think I am winning. Service tool now on my XP Dell PC and have downloaded and saved service/parts manual to both Apple and Dell computers. Now just got to find time and courage to do reset then strip down to clean pads. In the Manual do I presume "FCC " is something to do with the cables...
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    What best to replace Cannon MP560

    PeterBJ and Hat - thanks. have saved that to documents and will look at it all once other problems around the place cleared and I have the time. Should be able to work it all out on the Dell PC with XP....thank goodness I kept it even if all seem to have given up on XP. If only Canon had...
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    What best to replace Cannon MP560

    Thanks for the info. BUT I fail at first fence!! trying on my MacBook air. 1.click the yellow button (in Russian) to down load service manual. Then I just get lost in "Yandex and various instructions and signing in and create a ...etc, etc,etc and get lost in the world of "Rocky Sands" 2...
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    What best to replace Cannon MP560

    Computers I use:- MacBook Air late 2014 with OS Catalina and Mac MINI with OS Big Sur. Occasionally use Dell Dimension 5150 with windows XP. Just home use. Hi all. My Cannon MP560 has now stopped with "ink absorber full error 5B00". When switched on it just goes to error state and does not...
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    Canon Pixma CIS system operates with constant ink pressure.

    Have been so busy on other projects etc that have not had time to play with new MP560 other than print out manual and a couple of other minor jobs, so not aware of that "question" appearing on screen (vast amounts of time spent reading a lot on this forum). I will have to have a look and see...
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    Ink refill using JR (in UK)

    Has anyone done a study, or have an opinion on ink supplied by JR (stands for just refill......JR universal inkjet). Their filling instruction for canon PGI 520 was hole in top and supplied rubber plug to close after.......they didnt mention that as you filled, the ink dripped out the outlet...
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    Canon Pixma CIS system operates with constant ink pressure.

    To qwertydude thanks but I was asking for pointers to particular posts........so many posts on and around the subjects that it takes hours and hours to get the answers reading through all those posts. I do a lot of advising and problem solving on a one make car forum and understand the...
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    New to refilling, where to start

    "I have converted to the German method. It's so much quicker, easier and cleaner." sorry to be newby but what is "German method"???
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