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Canon print heads use a heat process to eject ink from the print head. Imagine a line of very small tubes filled with ink and little heaters near the tip of each tube. When the tiny heater momentarily heats up, a small air bubble forms in the tube. This, in turn, forces (displaces) a small drop of ink out of the tip. This is where the term “bubble jet” originates.Read More

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Repairing exit tray part number 1530443

Mar 17, 2010 2:21:00 PM

Replacing this entire tray assembly is very difficult! It requires removal of the ADF unit, the scanner unit, the upper left housing, the top paper guide assembly and the upper housing. (Yuck!) Here's the easy answer...Read More

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Epson ink jet print head basics

Sep 3, 2004 2:17:00 PM

Before deciding to replace a print head on an Epson inkjet printer, please read the following and make sure you've eliminated the easy answers!Read More

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Epson projectors - lamp issues

Oct 21, 2003 2:14:00 PM

Lamp changing issue with regard to Epson projector models: PowerLite 5350, 5500c, 5550c, 7250, 7350, 7500c, 7550c, 8000i & 9000iRead More

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DFX tractors: Everything we know

Oct 7, 2003 2:12:00 PM

Currently there are 4 different DFX models; the DFX-5000, DFX-5000+, DFX-8000 and DFX-8500. The issues discussed below may pertain to one, two, three, or all four models. Print this tip and read it carefully.Read More

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Epson dot matrix, print head technical information. The basics, that apply to all dot matrix heads. (FX, LX, LQ and DFX models.)Read More

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Understanding your Printer Driver

Sep 5, 2003 2:01:00 PM

The 'printer driver' is a piece of software the printer manufacturer provides. Basically, it intercepts information directed to the printer and translates it into language the printer can understand. Any print jobs; from a web browser, email account, word processor, etc. are routed through the printer driver. Without a correctly installed driver, a printer will not print correctly.Read More

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If your Canon Bubble Jet or MultiPass is sending out blank pages there are a few basic steps to take that should resolve the problem.Read More

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If you are getting blank pages out of your Epson Stylus Color printer, there are a few basic steps you should take to determine the cause.Read More

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Error Writing to Printer

Oct 2, 2001 1:51:00 PM

We often receive calls from customers reporting an error like this. When the computer cannot communicate with the printer there are several possible causes. If you see an error like this on your computer screen, more often than not, it means the printer has 'raised a flag' telling the computer that there's a problem...Read More

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