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Canon i350 trouble code 1542

  • Printers
  • Canon
  • Debian
  • Peripherals
Last response: in Computer Peripherals
January 31, 2010 11:35:17 PM

I'm using TurboPrint 2.13-2 as the driver for a Canon i350 printer on my Debian box. Along with a "low ink" warning it is also giving an "unknown- 1542" warning. Anyone know what this code is about? The printer works great with this driver and is fully functional but this 1542 flag keeps showing up.
Thanks in advance,

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February 1, 2010 12:38:27 PM

Some of these printers have a microchip in the cartridge and you're screwed if you don't get the cartridge from the manufacturer. The only defense is to be sure not to buy a printer like that next time. I think their strategy of selling the printer at a loss and forcing you to buy their expensive cartridges to make up the difference is unethical.
February 2, 2010 12:29:18 PM

I think I found the answer in a manual for another model of printer......code 1542 apparently means that the ink levels in the color cartridge cannot be determined. I can live with that since it doesn't affect the performance, it's nice to have this old printer back on line. Good little printer for what it is.