20 Most Recent Canon S900 InkJet Printer Questions & Answers


Clean the contacts on the back of the print head.

Canon S900... | Answered on Oct 20, 2012


The colors of your color cartridge are mixed, you have to buy a new cartridge.

Canon S900... | Answered on Apr 30, 2012


Before you print Click on the Properties button. Click the Color Tab\Print in Grayscale\Black ink only

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Canon S900... | Answered on Mar 18, 2011


Here is what Canon says on their website:
Ink Absorber Replacement Options This printer has an ink absorber that takes in ink during the printing and print head cleaning processes. The cleaning process is necessary in order to keep the print head nozzles from becoming clogged. Over the life of the printer, the amount of ink that the ink absorber has absorbed is calculated by the printer. Eventually, after substantial use, the printer will enter an error condition when the ink absorber is nearly full. At this point, printing is still possible by pressing the <Resume> button on the printer. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.
Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. We are aware that there are many "do-it-yourself" Web sites that offer instructions for making this repair. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Be aware that if you attempt this procedure, it is at your own risk.
If you feel your product might require service, Canon has excellent service options and we are eager to provide any assistance you may need. Click the link below to locate an authorized service facility and obtain further instructions.

Hope this answers your question.

Canon S900... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011


Issue: Power light (or Alarm and Power lights) alternate(s) between orange and green
Solution: The S900 may require repair

Unfortunately, the issue you describe seems to indicate that your product requires repair service.

Source:
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/s_series/s900#ServiceAndSupport

You could try updating the driver, also available at the link above but the manufacturer's website seems definite that repair is in order.

Sorry for this news.

Canon S900... | Answered on Dec 09, 2010


the first thing i would do is clean the printer heads check this page out
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061227195536AASQxJF

Canon S900... | Answered on Nov 06, 2010


use service mode for reset, see canon error e27 help

Canon S900... | Answered on Sep 25, 2010


1. Start with the printer OFF
2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
3. release RESUME
4. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
5. Let green light blink until printer is done moving print head.
6. Select functions below with RESUME press POWER to execute:

Number of presses - light color - function
0 presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
2 presses - green - EEPROM initialize
3 presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter

Canon S900... | Answered on Sep 11, 2010


Printing is Blurred/Colors are Wrong
? If a specific color does not print, check whether the corresponding ink tank is
empty. Replace if necessary.
? Print the nozzle check pattern to ensure that ink is ejected correctly.
If the nozzle check pattern does not print correctly, clean the printhead.
? Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
? Printhead Cleaning
If the problem is not resolved after cleaning the printhead several times, the printhead
may be worn out. Contact the Customer Care Center.
Note ? Always ensure that you dispose of the protective cap and protective tape
from a printhead.
? Ensure that you are printing on the correct side of the media.
You can only print on one side of certain media.

Canon S900... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010


? Seven flashes: Defective printhead
Remove and reinstall the printhead.
Also, ensure that the protective cap has been removed. If reinstalling the printhead does
not resolve the problem, replace it with a new one.

Canon S900... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010


It doesn't matter if you change (wash) the waste ink pad absorber or not, if you reset the error code il will work ok. The waste ink sponge can be full if you had a lot of cleaning done since using the printer, fact is that latest after the error appears the second time, you had to clean it.

  • 1) Figure out how to open the printer by removing the side and inside top plastic panels. Just look at the thing and use your brain. Its all pressure clipped in place, no screws (at least on the S900 and similar models, probably still the same on this years models.) Look for slots and triangles on the 960.
  • On the i960 you'll have to remove the power buttons assembly on the front- take out the two screws, unplug the internal white electro connector plug CAREFULLY, then you can undo the last clip that holds the top in place.
  • 2) No need to remove the ink cartridges in this process- so don't. The mechanism is held down in place in the case by two screws at the very bottom on the outside bottom of the metal chassis inside. Remove these screws then lift up the mechanism. It should lift out fairly easily, but remain attached by wires-- just place it on the top edge of the case.
  • 3) You'll see the blackened (from waste ink) felt pads on the bottom. WEAR GLOVES-- this is skin indelible ink, the only thing that will get it off your hands is CLOROX. Period. There are two skinny pads that sit on top of a larger pad. Note how they fit together.
  • 4) Lift the pads out and rinse out thorough in a sink until very little or no ink comes out. There's no need to use chemical or soap cleaners, just use plain water from the tap and the spray nozzle. Keep rinsing and squeezing the pads, but don't twist them like a towel, squeeze and fold in half however to really get the ink out.
  • Lay flat in the sun for a few hours to dry. Use a hairdryer to get the last bit of moisture out then replace in the printer, and put everything back together.
  • 5) RESET the printer electronics, so you won't get the stupid "waste ink tank full" message any more.

  • WASTE INK TANK RESET PROCEDURE
    Canon BJ F900, F890, F700, F500, S900, S820, S750 and S520
    Turn off the printer.
    Press and hold the RESUME button, then press and hold the POWER button.
    Release the RESUME button, then press and release the RESUME button two more times in succession. (youre still holding the POWER button during this). The printer mechanics will move momentarily.
    You are now in Service mode.
    Pressing the RESUME key will select a function; for example, pressing RESUME 4 times will select the clear waste ink counter function. The lamp will alternate color with each key press.
    1. service/factory test printout, including ink sensor check
    2. EEPROM info printout
    3. EEPROM initialization
    4. Clear the waste-ink counter
    5. Printer model setting. (more selections beyond this- leave this alone)
    After selecting mode, press the POWER button to commit the change, and return to the top of the function selection menu. Pressing the POWER button again turns off the printer for a restart.

    Canon S900... | Answered on Feb 24, 2010


    Hi ok
    Turn off the printer.
    Press and hold the RESUME button, then press and hold the POWER button.
    While still holding the POWER button, Release the RESUME button, then press and release the RESUME button two more times in succession.
    The printer mechanics will move momentarily. You are now in Service mode. Release the Power Button.
    Pressing the RESUME key will select a function; for example, pressing RESUME 4 times will select the clear waste ink counter function. The lamp will alternate color with each key press.
    1. Service/factory test printout, including ink sensor check
    2. EEPROM info printout
    3. EEPROM initialization
    4. Clear the waste-ink counter
    5. Printer model setting. (more selections beyond this- leave this alone)
    After selecting mode, press the POWER button to commit the change, and return to the top of the function selection menu. Pressing the POWER button again turns off the printer for a restart.

    Canon S900... | Answered on Feb 13, 2010

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