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Old May 13, 2005, 1:56 PM   #321
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alex, please send me the tray scan...
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Old May 13, 2005, 7:46 PM   #322
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So am I the only one who got it to work?

Now I just need to refine my tray and figure out how to align the image (it is slightly off center)

So my conclusion is that this will work with the proper tray.

Thanks a bunch Alex!


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Old May 13, 2005, 7:53 PM   #323
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So am I the only one who got it to work?

Now I just need to refine my tray and figure out how to align the image (it is slightly off center)

So my conclusion is that this will work with the proper tray.

Thanks a bunch Alex!

You are telling us that you actually printed a CD with your home-made CD Tray?

PLEASE clarify and explain!!

I was just waiting for this moment for a long long time.
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Old May 13, 2005, 8:01 PM   #324
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So am I the only one who got it to work?

Now I just need to refine my tray and figure out how to align the image (it is slightly off center)

So my conclusion is that this will work with the proper tray.

Thanks a bunch Alex!

You are telling us that you actually printed a CD with your home-made CD Tray?

PLEASE clarify and explain!!

I was just waiting for this moment for a long long time.

Yes, that is what I am telling you. :G

Alex emailed a scan of the actual tray.

I used that to make a tray from the front half of two dvd cases, and some foil duct tape (for the reflectors).

I knew I was onto something when it quit telling me the tray wasn't inserted. But it still kept spitting it out. Then I put a bevel on the underside of the leading edge to match the upper side and bingo....CD label.
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Old May 13, 2005, 8:49 PM   #325
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So am I the only one who got it to work?

Now I just need to refine my tray and figure out how to align the image (it is slightly off center)

So my conclusion is that this will work with the proper tray.

Thanks a bunch Alex!


So are you gonna recap/summarize how you got it to work?
OS version
Modifications to OS
What driver version?
etc
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Old May 13, 2005, 9:27 PM   #326
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So am I the only one who got it to work?

Now I just need to refine my tray and figure out how to align the image (it is slightly off center)

So my conclusion is that this will work with the proper tray.

Thanks a bunch Alex!


So are you gonna recap/summarize how you got it to work?
OS version
Modifications to OS
What driver version?
etc
:?

Well for now I am doing my experimenting with Windows 98

This was on an US ip4000

Changed destination code to: non Japan, support CD printing, Letter

No modification to OS, Installed UK driver on 98 with no previous printer installed, plugged in printer and it finished installation. No registry tweaks.

Installed CD Label Print which was posted earlier in thread

I used the front of one dvd case as the top half of the tray, lining up the printout of the tray and transfer the important locations by poking a hole through the pattern with dividers. Then I cut the hole for the cd with the dividers by tediously going round and round. I made all other cuts with a utility knife. I used the other DVD case front under the first. It is on this piece that I put the reflectors, so that that showed through the holes on the first piece. It is very important that there be a bevel on the top and bottom of the leading edge and that the corners be slightly rounded.

I plan on going to the hobby store to look for better materials tomorrow (I am having a hard time finding anything that will stick the two pieces together permanently). As I would like to make a full size tray.


TVOUNGPHAM, check your gmail I sent you some crappy pics ofmy crappytray.
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Old May 13, 2005, 9:55 PM   #327
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CanonFodder wrote:
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So am I the only one who got it to work?

Now I just need to refine my tray and figure out how to align the image (it is slightly off center)

So my conclusion is that this will work with the proper tray.

Thanks a bunch Alex!

You are telling us that you actually printed a CD with your home-made CD Tray?

PLEASE clarify and explain!!

I was just waiting for this moment for a long long time.

Yes, that is what I am telling you. :G

Alex emailed a scan of the actual tray.

I used that to make a tray from the front half of two dvd cases, and some foil duct tape (for the reflectors).

I knew I was onto something when it quit telling me the tray wasn't inserted. But it still kept spitting it out. Then I put a bevel on the underside of the leading edge to match the upper side and bingo....CD label.
Well, CONGRATULATIONS, we ALL beat Canon & company inthis forum!!!

While you an others refine the final stage on the CD Tray, I will concentrate in finding the best way to buy the original parts (meaning HOW, WHERE, COST...)to be replaced on the US models, including the front door of the inner CD Tray cover for those that want to refurbish their machines to a original one with CD printing.

I will post my findings ASAP.
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The front door is irrelevant, the inner door which is the same on both versions acts as a guide for the tray side to side. But if you could find a source of the CD tray that would sure make things easy.

And for anyone that is interested the sensor is on the left hand side of the ink carraige near the rear. It has a red led which shines down onto the reflectors.
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Old May 14, 2005, 12:09 AM   #329
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the only thing i said is: GOOD JOB!!!!

and thanks to all the people who find info and post in this forum...sharing knowledge is good!!!

CanonFodder, please, could you post the images of you home made tray for everyone in this thread?? because i think that is the only way for me, because here in peru i didnt find the cd tray.... thanks
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Old May 14, 2005, 2:46 AM   #330
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Just popped in to say it was not a fluke. I made another tray which also works. (I did find that there is a setting in CD Label Print which fixes the offset problem I was having)

I plan on looking for some sheet plastic later today and hope to replicate a full length tray. I am hoping to make some sort of a guide if no one else beats me to it.

It occured to me that someone with access to a laser cutting device such as the versa laser could make some real nice trays. Unfortunately I don't have the $8000 dollars laying around.
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