Canon S820 printheads

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Am I being conned? Canon UK helpdesk suggests I may have to buy a new
printhead for my S820D. Of the 3 UK telephone numbers I was given to obtain
one, 2 are invalid numbers, the third is a repair centre for Canon products.
Can the heads be obtained from the usual sources, e.g. Dabs, Novatech etc.?
I've heard that replacement printheads are frighteningly expensive. Can
anyone with one of these printers confirm the normal lifespan of the
printhead?
My example is only 20 months old, and I chose the machine precisely because
of the possibility of replacing individual ink tanks rather than the Epson
'throw the whole colour tank away' philosophy.
My confidence in the ability of printer manufacturers to produce a quality
product is severely dented - it will soon be non-existent.
thanks, Richard

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    It's a BC-50 and in the US is nearly $100. They sometimes come up on EBay.

    Cari
    www.coribright.com

    "mutley" <alias@ktskl.plus.com> wrote in message
    news:_wUac.26663$h44.3527677@stones.force9.net...
    > Am I being conned? Canon UK helpdesk suggests I may have to buy a new
    > printhead for my S820D. Of the 3 UK telephone numbers I was given to
    > obtain
    > one, 2 are invalid numbers, the third is a repair centre for Canon
    > products.
    > Can the heads be obtained from the usual sources, e.g. Dabs, Novatech
    > etc.?
    > I've heard that replacement printheads are frighteningly expensive. Can
    > anyone with one of these printers confirm the normal lifespan of the
    > printhead?
    > My example is only 20 months old, and I chose the machine precisely
    > because
    > of the possibility of replacing individual ink tanks rather than the Epson
    > 'throw the whole colour tank away' philosophy.
    > My confidence in the ability of printer manufacturers to produce a quality
    > product is severely dented - it will soon be non-existent.
    > thanks, Richard
    >
    > --
    > Any help TIA
    > Please reply to Newsgroup
    > scrambled address
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    "mutley" <alias@ktskl.plus.com> wrote in message
    news:_wUac.26663$h44.3527677@stones.force9.net...
    > Am I being conned? Canon UK helpdesk suggests I may have to buy a new
    > printhead for my S820D. Of the 3 UK telephone numbers I was given to
    obtain
    > one, 2 are invalid numbers, the third is a repair centre for Canon
    products.
    > Can the heads be obtained from the usual sources, e.g. Dabs, Novatech
    etc.?
    > I've heard that replacement printheads are frighteningly expensive. Can
    > anyone with one of these printers confirm the normal lifespan of the
    > printhead?
    > My example is only 20 months old, and I chose the machine precisely
    because
    > of the possibility of replacing individual ink tanks rather than the Epson
    > 'throw the whole colour tank away' philosophy.
    > My confidence in the ability of printer manufacturers to produce a quality
    > product is severely dented - it will soon be non-existent.
    > thanks, Richard
    >
    > --
    > The notion that Epson have only combined ink cartridges is long dated
    since the C80 (which I'm still using) there have been individual cartridges.
    Including now the C64/C84 and the 950/960.
    I also run an S-820, that is when the amber lights will stay off for an hour
    or so. It indicates continually that there is a paper blockage. The solution
    is out with the head - a short soak in Windolene, dry it, and off we go
    again: but never for long.
    The Canon printheads are plagued with problems - almost as many as the
    British concept of adequate service when things do go wrong. I've seen them
    selling for around $70 or so. Which is probably £70 in our twisted economy.
    The box shifters you name have little interest in service or spares you may
    find.
    If you hunt around this newsgroup and others you may find many disallusioned
    Canon owners and it always problem heads.
    Tony
    --
    Inkylink JetTec UK Quality - Wot others wanna-be
    Epson C64/ C84 Lighfast (30% more free) pigmented inks.
    Canon BCI-3 i560 i750 BCI-6 i865 S-820 / S-900 series.
    Specialist ink refill kits... http://www.inkylink.co.uk
    remove pants for personal mail

    >
  3. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    No,
    You can only buy them from A Canon authorized repair center.
    The BC50 is only for the BJC-8200.

    "Cari" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    news:L8_ac.10798$Dv2.9399@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > It's a BC-50 and in the US is nearly $100. They sometimes come up on
    > EBay.
    >
    > Cari
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "mutley" <alias@ktskl.plus.com> wrote in message
    > news:_wUac.26663$h44.3527677@stones.force9.net...
    >> Am I being conned? Canon UK helpdesk suggests I may have to buy a new
    >> printhead for my S820D. Of the 3 UK telephone numbers I was given to
    >> obtain
    >> one, 2 are invalid numbers, the third is a repair centre for Canon
    >> products.
    >> Can the heads be obtained from the usual sources, e.g. Dabs, Novatech
    >> etc.?
    >> I've heard that replacement printheads are frighteningly expensive. Can
    >> anyone with one of these printers confirm the normal lifespan of the
    >> printhead?
    >> My example is only 20 months old, and I chose the machine precisely
    >> because
    >> of the possibility of replacing individual ink tanks rather than the
    >> Epson
    >> 'throw the whole colour tank away' philosophy.
    >> My confidence in the ability of printer manufacturers to produce a
    >> quality
    >> product is severely dented - it will soon be non-existent.
    >> thanks, Richard
    >>
    >> --
    >> Any help TIA
    >> Please reply to Newsgroup
    >> scrambled address
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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