Can this printer be saved
January 10, 2014 1:25 PM Subscribe
I killed my Canon Pixma printer/copier by spilling tea on it. I'm trying to repair it but so far no success. Do I need to just buy another freaking printer? Details inside, and thanks in advance for reading this question.
posted by angrycat to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Okay, so forgive my ignorance in describing the problem. After I turn the printer on, it goes through the usual beeps and boops and seems fine until the uh, thing that scans, the light thing, gets stuck on the left hand side of the printer. Then I get a 5100 message. I've pleased myself by figuring out how to unscrew a zillion screws so I could clean inside where the light thing goes back and forth, but still zero joy.
I totally realize this is my whole damn fault for sleeping with tea next to the printer. Moreover this issue is so annoying a thousand blessings upon anyone who wants to tackle it. The DTMF threads are much more interesting