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by tonygrat / April 18, 2013 6:42 AM PDT

My beloved workhorse
Canon S-800 died (makes grinding
sound). Maybe someday I'll attempt to
resurrect it, but meantime, any suggestions? I like Canon.

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Clarification Request
What device is this?
by wpgwpg / April 18, 2013 7:13 AM PDT
In reply to: tonygrat

Since you didn't say what this device is, I did a Google search. However I got NO S-800 hits and several similar things ranging from cameras to ink cartridges. I'm afraid my dog broke my crystal ball.

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Re: S800
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 18, 2013 8:47 PM PDT
In reply to: What device is this?

It's a inkjet printer Canon introduced in 2001. I found saying it was $299 back then. Paying $224 for a used one now is ridiculous.

I had one myself and bought a (secondhand) Canon Pixma IP4000 to connect to another PC. My son took the S800 with him when he left home, and that still works as far as I know. Both are very nice (low-end) inkjet printers for which cheap third party cartridges are available. My IP4000 even supports automatic 2-sided printing, and I use that a lot.

But - like all printers and scanners and all-in-ones - they introduce new models regularly. And they are becoming cheaper and cheaper.


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Printer Canon S-800
by tonygrat / April 18, 2013 11:02 PM PDT
In reply to: What device is this?

reliable workhorse, but I guess I'll leave it as a future project and go shopping.

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I like Canon myself
by wpgwpg / April 19, 2013 3:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Printer Canon S-800

I have a Canon camera and a Canon IP1600 printer and love them. Too bad your printer died, but I don't think you can go wrong with the brand.
Good luck.

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The S800 is still available
by itsdigger / April 18, 2013 7:42 AM PDT
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I always check Amazon first.
by tonygrat / April 18, 2013 10:56 PM PDT

However, 220 for a used, bulky S-800 (and the hassle of toting it home) is probably not optimal.
On reflection, it would be better to peruse capabilities of printers at Micro Center/Tiger Direct.

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