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Old Canon S-800 Bubble-Jet Problem


I have a Canon S-800 Bubble-Jet Printer (from my Windows 2000 Professional days) that I never fully mastered. Anyway ? here?s the situation by the numbers:

1 - the S-800 has trouble feeding normal 8.5x11-inch paper when a print job is queued. I hear this loud repetitive - KER-CHUNK ? KER-CHUNK ? KER-CHUNK, etc ? and the paper just sits in the feeder bin and vibrates in place. I then get an ?out of paper? message. However, if I print an envelope I get the same KER-CHUNK sound ? but if I nudge the envelope along ? the printer usually accepts it and it prints out. How do I get regular 20-lb paper to feed reliably I wonder?

2 ? The S-800 also came with a thin, flat, roughly rectangular, plastic part (about 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 x 1/16 inches) that fits into the paper input bin. Yet there is no mention of this item in the documentation. I can supply a couple of .jpg?s showing this but need an e-mail address to send them). Does anyone have any idea what it?s for.

3 ? Since the S-800 is circa Windows 2000 I can no longer re-install the program since I?ve been using Windows XP Pro Professional for a while.

Before I opt for an entirely new color printer ? I?m hoping to resolve the above problems. Can anyone assist directly or through referral?

Many Thanks.

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Out of warranty repair is at this link.

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I suggest

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It seems your picking mech. is worn or simply too clogged-up. You can try cleaning the rollers that pick paper with care using plain water or soapy water. Then dry them very well. Also, some roller cleaners are available but don' use any alcohol as they tend to dry out the rollers and make things worse.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Bubble jet printer

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Do yourself a great big favor and scrap the bubble jet, get a decent injet unit and have done with it. The bubble jet is NOT worth fixing. Inkjet printers have come down so much in cost that you can get a decent HP, CANON or EPSON quite reasonably. Good luck!!!

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