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June 19, 2004 10:01:04 AM

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A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here. It
works with i850, i950, etc.



Start with the printer OFF

1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
2. release RESUME
3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing

Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:

presses - light color - function

0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
2 - green - EEPROM initialize
3 - orange - reset waste ink counter

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June 19, 2004 6:16:41 PM

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Thanks!!!

-Larry

"Michael" <michal1625@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:c85a85a7.0406190501.18721b23@posting.google.com...
> A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here. It
> works with i850, i950, etc.
>
>
>
> Start with the printer OFF
>
> 1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
> 2. release RESUME
> 3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
> 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
>
> Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
>
> presses - light color - function
>
> 0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
> 1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
> 2 - green - EEPROM initialize
> 3 - orange - reset waste ink counter
Anonymous
June 19, 2004 8:53:43 PM

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Michael typed:

> A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here. It
> works with i850, i950, etc.
>
>
>
> Start with the printer OFF
>
> 1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
> 2. release RESUME
> 3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
> 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
>
> Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
>
> presses - light color - function
>
> 0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
> 1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
> 2 - green - EEPROM initialize
> 3 - orange - reset waste ink counter

Many thanks! Saved and notified for the future!
(Oh, it also works for i550!)
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Anonymous
June 20, 2004 5:03:21 AM

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"A lot of people search" for what?. Please clue me in on the thread. Thanx.

SleeperMan wrote:
> Michael typed:
>
>
>>A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here. It
>>works with i850, i950, etc.
>>
>>
>>
>>Start with the printer OFF
>>
>>1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
>>2. release RESUME
>>3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
>>4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
>>
>>Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
>>
>>presses - light color - function
>>
>>0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
>>1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
>>2 - green - EEPROM initialize
>>3 - orange - reset waste ink counter
>
>
> Many thanks! Saved and notified for the future!
> (Oh, it also works for i550!)
>
>
June 20, 2004 11:22:03 AM

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Don't get me wrong but if some of you get a waste ink tank error I
really recommend taking the printer to a Canon authorized service.
Otherwise you can have problems with the purge unit and therefore with
the printhead.

This code should ONLY be used TEMPORARILY.
________________________________________________________________________________

The intresting one is the EEPROM inf. print; it tells you a lot of
things about the printer: the exact number of pages you have printed,
printhead temp., env. temp., the exact date of first printer
activation, eeprom version, number of cleaning cycles, number of
nozzle checks printed, ink tanks status, how many times you replaced
ink tanks, when your waste ink tank gets full and a LOT more...

Hope it helps.
________________________________________________________________________________

TO JC: I haven't tried it on the i990 but if you have one, you can try
to print eeprom inf. print. If it prints, it'll mean that it also
works with i990 :) 

Mike

michal1625@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote in message news:<c85a85a7.0406190501.18721b23@posting.google.com>...
> A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here. It
> works with i850, i950, etc.
>
>
>
> Start with the printer OFF
>
> 1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
> 2. release RESUME
> 3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
> 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
>
> Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
>
> presses - light color - function
>
> 0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
> 1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
> 2 - green - EEPROM initialize
> 3 - orange - reset waste ink counter
Anonymous
June 20, 2004 1:17:17 PM

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herbzee typed:

> "A lot of people search" for what?.


For what it says. For waste ink tank reset. All printers have waste ink tank
(a sponge under the heads, where they rest while no tin use). And printer
counts number of cleaning cycles, number of prints and when it reaches
certain limit, printer won't print anymore until you replace waste ink tank
and reset it. Now, you can take it to the service and pay about 80% of the
price of new printer, or you can do it yourself (but usually you hve to take
WHOLE printer apart). Now you decide.

>
> SleeperMan wrote:
>> Michael typed:
>>
>>
>>> A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here.
>>> It works with i850, i950, etc.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Start with the printer OFF
>>>
>>> 1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
>>> 2. release RESUME
>>> 3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
>>> 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
>>>
>>> Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
>>>
>>> presses - light color - function
>>>
>>> 0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
>>> 1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
>>> 2 - green - EEPROM initialize
>>> 3 - orange - reset waste ink counter
>>
>>
>> Many thanks! Saved and notified for the future!
>> (Oh, it also works for i550!)
June 20, 2004 2:26:09 PM

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On 19 Jun 2004 06:01:04 -0700, michal1625@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote:

> A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here. It
> works with i850, i950, etc.
>
>
>
> Start with the printer OFF
>
> 1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
> 2. release RESUME
> 3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
> 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
>
> Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
>
> presses - light color - function
>
> 0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
> 1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
> 2 - green - EEPROM initialize
> 3 - orange - reset waste ink counter

Do you know if this works for the i990 as well?


Cheers . . . JC
Anonymous
June 20, 2004 2:26:10 PM

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JC typed:

> On 19 Jun 2004 06:01:04 -0700, michal1625@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote:
>
>> A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here. It
>> works with i850, i950, etc.
>>
>>
>>
>> Start with the printer OFF
>>
>> 1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
>> 2. release RESUME
>> 3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
>> 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
>>
>> Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
>>
>> presses - light color - function
>>
>> 0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
>> 1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
>> 2 - green - EEPROM initialize
>> 3 - orange - reset waste ink counter
>
> Do you know if this works for the i990 as well?
>
>
> Cheers . . . JC

It's easy to test (of you have it): just follow instructions and make EEPROM
info print. That's what i did. If it will print it, it works.
Anonymous
June 20, 2004 2:52:02 PM

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> >> A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here. It
> >> works with i850, i950, etc.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Start with the printer OFF
> >>
> >> 1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
> >> 2. release RESUME
> >> 3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
> >> 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
> >>
> >> Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
> >>
> >> presses - light color - function
> >>
> >> 0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
> >> 1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)

How is this information deciphered?

> >> 2 - green - EEPROM initialize
> >> 3 - orange - reset waste ink counter
> >
> > Do you know if this works for the i990 as well?
> >
> >
> > Cheers . . . JC
>
> It's easy to test (of you have it): just follow instructions and make EEPROM
> info print. That's what i did. If it will print it, it works.
>
>
June 20, 2004 10:33:54 PM

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michal1625@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote:

>Don't get me wrong but if some of you get a waste ink tank error I
>really recommend taking the printer to a Canon authorized service.
>Otherwise you can have problems with the purge unit and therefore with
>the printhead.
>
>This code should ONLY be used TEMPORARILY.
>________________________________________________________________________________
>
>The intresting one is the EEPROM inf. print; it tells you a lot of
>things about the printer: the exact number of pages you have printed,
>printhead temp., env. temp., the exact date of first printer
>activation, eeprom version, number of cleaning cycles, number of
>nozzle checks printed, ink tanks status, how many times you replaced
>ink tanks, when your waste ink tank gets full and a LOT more...
>
>Hope it helps.
>________________________________________________________________________________
>
>TO JC: I haven't tried it on the i990 but if you have one, you can try
>to print eeprom inf. print. If it prints, it'll mean that it also
>works with i990 :) 
>
>Mike
>
>michal1625@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote in message news:<c85a85a7.0406190501.18721b23@posting.google.com>...
>> A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here. It
>> works with i850, i950, etc.
>>
>>
>>
>> Start with the printer OFF
>>
>> 1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
>> 2. release RESUME
>> 3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
>> 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
>>
>> Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
>>
>> presses - light color - function
>>
>> 0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
>> 1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
>> 2 - green - EEPROM initialize
>> 3 - orange - reset waste ink counter

I just tried the EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle printout) on an
i9900 and it didn't print out several items you mentioned. For
instance it didn't indicate the three print tank replacements I've
done and I can't see any number that would correspond to how many
pages I've printed nor do I see any temperature indications.
I wonder if the lack of print tank replacement numbers is because I've
refilled the three tanks? And yet the monitor software does show those
tanks as full now.

Rob
Anonymous
June 21, 2004 1:11:16 AM

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Ray R typed:

>>>> A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here.
>>>> It works with i850, i950, etc.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Start with the printer OFF
>>>>
>>>> 1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
>>>> 2. release RESUME
>>>> 3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
>>>> 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
>>>>
>>>> Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
>>>>
>>>> presses - light color - function
>>>>
>>>> 0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
>>>> 1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on
>>>> i960)
>
> How is this information deciphered?
>
THAT is a really good question...
God knows, and maybe some other earthly person, too, but certainly not
me...but still, it can show if above system works for your printer.
Anonymous
June 21, 2004 1:15:03 AM

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Michael typed:

> Don't get me wrong but if some of you get a waste ink tank error I
> really recommend taking the printer to a Canon authorized service.
> Otherwise you can have problems with the purge unit and therefore with
> the printhead.
>
> This code should ONLY be used TEMPORARILY.

True. But, such change of waste tank is normally charged BIG - the price can
be as big as 70-80% of the price of new printer. So, if a man is some
technician, it can be done at home - at the end, if you break it, you can
always but a new one and your loss will be "just" about 20-30% of the price
of new printer...



>
____________________________________________________________________________
____
>
> The intresting one is the EEPROM inf. print; it tells you a lot of
> things about the printer: the exact number of pages you have printed,
> printhead temp., env. temp., the exact date of first printer
> activation, eeprom version, number of cleaning cycles, number of
> nozzle checks printed, ink tanks status, how many times you replaced
> ink tanks, when your waste ink tank gets full and a LOT more...
>
> Hope it helps.


I can understand some of the data, like C, M, Y are colors, some pages, but
some of it are total chaos to me...





>
____________________________________________________________________________
____
>
> TO JC: I haven't tried it on the i990 but if you have one, you can try
> to print eeprom inf. print. If it prints, it'll mean that it also
> works with i990 :) 
>
> Mike
>
> michal1625@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote in message
> news:<c85a85a7.0406190501.18721b23@posting.google.com>...
>> A lot of people search for it so I thought that I'll post it here. It
>> works with i850, i950, etc.
>>
>>
>>
>> Start with the printer OFF
>>
>> 1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
>> 2. release RESUME
>> 3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
>> 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
>>
>> Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
>>
>> presses - light color - function
>>
>> 0 - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
>> 1 - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
>> 2 - green - EEPROM initialize
>> 3 - orange - reset waste ink counter
June 21, 2004 9:25:42 AM

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> True. But, such change of waste tank is normally charged BIG - the price can
> be as big as 70-80% of the price of new printer. So, if a man is some
> technician, it can be done at home - at the end, if you break it, you can
> always but a new one and your loss will be "just" about 20-30% of the price
> of new printer...

In my coutry you pay only for the pad (it costs here about 9$). They
replace it for free even when the printer is out of warranty.

Mike
June 21, 2004 9:47:54 AM

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Well, some info is coded but the number of pages, temp., etc. are
visible. I scanned the EEPROM printout from my Canon i850. See here:

http://www.republika.pl/canon_i850/1.gif

Please be patient, I will upload the scan later in the day.

Rob <tele*deletethis*manr@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<dv3cd0hbiak3tik6re4poumcmlc4g8el5i@4ax.com>...

> I just tried the EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle printout) on an
> i9900 and it didn't print out several items you mentioned. For
> instance it didn't indicate the three print tank replacements I've
> done and I can't see any number that would correspond to how many
> pages I've printed nor do I see any temperature indications.
> I wonder if the lack of print tank replacement numbers is because I've
> refilled the three tanks? And yet the monitor software does show those
> tanks as full now.
>
> Rob
Anonymous
June 21, 2004 11:10:37 PM

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Michael typed:

>> True. But, such change of waste tank is normally charged BIG - the
>> price can be as big as 70-80% of the price of new printer. So, if a
>> man is some technician, it can be done at home - at the end, if you
>> break it, you can always but a new one and your loss will be "just"
>> about 20-30% of the price of new printer...
>
> In my coutry you pay only for the pad (it costs here about 9$). They
> replace it for free even when the printer is out of warranty.
>
> Mike

Lucky....
Here is (supposelly) way more expensive...
June 22, 2004 4:22:52 AM

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Due to some ftp problems, I published the scan here:

http://paintedover.com/uploads/adult/3/canon_i850_eepro...


michal1625@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote in message news:<c85a85a7.0406210447.2ca252fa@posting.google.com>...
> Well, some info is coded but the number of pages, temp., etc. are
> visible. I scanned the EEPROM printout from my Canon i850. See here:
>
> http://www.republika.pl/canon_i850/1.gif
>
> Please be patient, I will upload the scan later in the day.
>
> Rob <tele*deletethis*manr@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<dv3cd0hbiak3tik6re4poumcmlc4g8el5i@4ax.com>...
>
> > I just tried the EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle printout) on an
> > i9900 and it didn't print out several items you mentioned. For
> > instance it didn't indicate the three print tank replacements I've
> > done and I can't see any number that would correspond to how many
> > pages I've printed nor do I see any temperature indications.
> > I wonder if the lack of print tank replacement numbers is because I've
> > refilled the three tanks? And yet the monitor software does show those
> > tanks as full now.
> >
> > Rob
June 22, 2004 11:20:08 AM

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I get nothing like this printout on my i9900.
I get two lines of visible info data and no coded data
The rest of the page is nozzle check stuff: grids and color bars etc.
and then two lines at the bottom of the page

"i9900(LTR) (No CDR)"
"CDR SENSOR=OK"

The last bit makes me think the printer actually could print on a CD
if it had the CD tray attached. But I'm afraid to actually try and
insert a CD by hand to see if it accepts one.

Rob


michal1625@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote:

>Due to some ftp problems, I published the scan here:
>
>http://paintedover.com/uploads/adult/3/canon_i850_eepro...
>
>
>michal1625@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote in message news:<c85a85a7.0406210447.2ca252fa@posting.google.com>...
>> Well, some info is coded but the number of pages, temp., etc. are
>> visible. I scanned the EEPROM printout from my Canon i850. See here:
>>
>> http://www.republika.pl/canon_i850/1.gif
>>
>> Please be patient, I will upload the scan later in the day.
>>
>> Rob <tele*deletethis*manr@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<dv3cd0hbiak3tik6re4poumcmlc4g8el5i@4ax.com>...
>>
>> > I just tried the EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle printout) on an
>> > i9900 and it didn't print out several items you mentioned. For
>> > instance it didn't indicate the three print tank replacements I've
>> > done and I can't see any number that would correspond to how many
>> > pages I've printed nor do I see any temperature indications.
>> > I wonder if the lack of print tank replacement numbers is because I've
>> > refilled the three tanks? And yet the monitor software does show those
>> > tanks as full now.
>> >
>> > Rob
June 24, 2004 7:35:14 AM

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In article <h55gd052b3rbcb7fs8s18toaha39veeh6u@4ax.com>, telemanr*deletethis*@hotmail.com wrote:
>I get nothing like this printout on my i9900.
>I get two lines of visible info data and no coded data
>The rest of the page is nozzle check stuff: grids and color bars etc.
>and then two lines at the bottom of the page
>
>"i9900(LTR) (No CDR)"
>"CDR SENSOR=OK"
>
>The last bit makes me think the printer actually could print on a CD
>if it had the CD tray attached. But I'm afraid to actually try and
>insert a CD by hand to see if it accepts one.

If you ever do get the courage to try this, please tell the rest of us how to
do it! I'm guessing that you would first need to download the drivers for the
i9950 which has the CDR tray, and then select the CDR printing mode, and then
somehow insert the CD in there. I'm afraid to try this on my i9900.

Is the CDR sensor that little red laser that's attached to the print head, or
is that just the paper sensor? (You can see the laser moving along with the
print head if you turn off the lights in the room and look inside the printer
through the slot where the paper comes out)

I still don't understand why Canon doesn't sell the i9950 in North America.??
June 24, 2004 10:29:33 AM

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You have to have a special CD module (maybe you can ship it from Europe?)
The i9990 is the same printer as i9950 but without that cd-module in the box.

Dura lex sed lex

tom8192@hotmail.com (Tom) wrote in message news:<SZrCc.830095$Pk3.613531@pd7tw1no>...
> In article <h55gd052b3rbcb7fs8s18toaha39veeh6u@4ax.com>, telemanr*deletethis*@hotmail.com wrote:
> >I get nothing like this printout on my i9900.
> >I get two lines of visible info data and no coded data
> >The rest of the page is nozzle check stuff: grids and color bars etc.
> >and then two lines at the bottom of the page
> >
> >"i9900(LTR) (No CDR)"
> >"CDR SENSOR=OK"
> >
> >The last bit makes me think the printer actually could print on a CD
> >if it had the CD tray attached. But I'm afraid to actually try and
> >insert a CD by hand to see if it accepts one.
>
> If you ever do get the courage to try this, please tell the rest of us how to
> do it! I'm guessing that you would first need to download the drivers for the
> i9950 which has the CDR tray, and then select the CDR printing mode, and then
> somehow insert the CD in there. I'm afraid to try this on my i9900.
>
> Is the CDR sensor that little red laser that's attached to the print head, or
> is that just the paper sensor? (You can see the laser moving along with the
> print head if you turn off the lights in the room and look inside the printer
> through the slot where the paper comes out)
>
> I still don't understand why Canon doesn't sell the i9950 in North America.??
!