I have a Canon Pixma iP4600 which is now about 3, nudging 4 years old and in the last three months or so it has started coming up with an error message that has me beat, and it is coming up with it more frequently.
What happens is that sometimes in the middle of a print run, sometimes at the start, an error message appears on the screen. It is the usual picture of a printer, except that this one has an unusual reddish tint to the image background and the message :
"Printer error C000 (or C009). Cancel printing and switch off printer. Re-connect. If problem continues refer to manual for information."
Doing this usually clears the problem, but sometimes only after it repeats two or three times. I have examined the manual and can find no reference to this error code ! The frequency of this failure seems to be increasing.
Has anybody run across this error code and have an explanation for it ? It is beginning to annoy me, and is driving my wife - who has a much lower tolerance for mechanical quirks - nuts. I am loth to bin it - apart from anything else it does an excellent print job and it prints direct to CD / DVDs. and I ship a lot of data around on discs, and it prints one hell of a sight neater than my handwriting !
Any suggestions gratefully received.