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"Upon powering up the printer the two lights flash indicating a print head
error. However by cleaning the electrical contacts (with alcohol) on both the
print head and the printer the printer works,,, temporarily. Within a day or
two the problem resurfaces. When the printer does print it prints excellent
quality. The nozzles seem to be is good working order."
(From: Al Savage (firstname.lastname@example.org).)
Although printhead failures are common on the 600 series, so is failure of the
ribbon cable to the printhead. This is an acknowledged problem from Canon,
when aftermarket ink reservoirs are used (i.e. Pirana or NewKote). Somehow the
ink gets up to the cable/printhead interface and corrodes it. When I was
working on them (about 18 months ago) Canon and NewKote were pointing fingers
at each other. It appeared to be a reservoir venting problem.