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Old Apr 4, 2006, 11:55 AM   #11
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I uninstalled and installed the printer per the instructions. Apparently the Windoze driver must see the EUR mode of the printer at driver install to add the "print CD-R" to the list of available choices.

I followed the instructions form Knightcrawlers board for the 5 easy steps http://pixma.web1000.com/MP500/index.htmexactly for the MP500/MP800 and the printer was changed from US to EUR mode. I have the printouts here. Would it be OK to scan them and post?

Knightcrawler emailed me and is going to include the printer in the list on the next update to his/her site. I have *not* printed a CD/DVD yet as I do not have the tray "D." I received an email from the EBAY seller this morning informing me the tray was shipped from Japan. I will let you know if it was *total* success. So far, everything else went according to the book.

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I uninstalled and installed the printer per the instructions. Apparently the Windoze driver must see the EUR mode of the printer at driver install to add the "print CD-R" to the list of available choices.

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I followed the instructions form Knightcrawlers board for the 5 easy steps http://pixma.web1000.com/MP500/index.htm exactly for the MP500/MP800 and the printer was changed from US to EUR mode. I have the printouts here. Would it be OK to scan them and post?
Looks like Knightcrawler has decided rather than to include instructions to tweek the registry, rather than downloading the registry entry, to tell users to mod the printer then let the driver do the work. Makes sense as most users know how to do this, but most users don't muck with their registry.

Most of the pictures in 5 easy steps were posted on this site first, and i've never seen a complaint. I'd be interested to see this info my self.
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Old Apr 4, 2006, 12:02 PM   #12
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Can you do me a favor and share the link where you got it from?
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Lineman ---------------> http://pixma.web1000.com/MP500/index.htm
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If you mean the tray? Go to EBAY and search for "Canon Tray D". The sellers name was bofcus, I believe.

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Looks like Knightcrawler has decided rather than to include instructions to tweek the registry, rather than downloading the registry entry, to tell users to mod the printer then let the driver do the work. Makes sense as most users know how to do this, but most users don't muck with their registry.

Most of the pictures in 5 easy steps were posted on this site first, and i've never seen a complaint. I'd be interested to see this info my self.
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Lineman ------------> I did not tweak the registry. All mods were at printer and the reinstall of the printer and driver. Link to scan of service printouts:
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Old Apr 4, 2006, 10:41 PM   #13
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Good enough.

I'll be receiving my MP830 Thursday andan eBay CD tray"D" from Japan too.

Now, "all" I need is to figure out best paper, best aftermarket ink,how to externalize waste ink like on the Epson's, and best continuous ink system and I'll be set!

OK, I'll settle for being able to print on CD's for now. :-)

Thanks again to lineman101 for boldly going where no man has gone before.
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Old Apr 4, 2006, 11:23 PM   #14
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Good enough.

I'll be receiving my MP830 Thursday andan eBay CD tray"D" from Japan too.

Now, "all" I need is to figure out best paper, best aftermarket ink,how to externalize waste ink like on the Epson's, and best continuous ink system and I'll be set!

OK, I'll settle for being able to print on CD's for now. :-)

Thanks again to lineman101 for boldly going where no man has gone before.
I don't think canon's have the same sort of pump action that epsons do. the r200 for example had a pump that operated when the pladen when in reverse. I'm not sure what canon does but I think the ink just spews to the waste area... i.e. I don't think it sucks.

I posted this data on knightcrawler's site
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These have been floating around for a while, but this is the first time i've seen these part numbers listed on the Image Specialists for the new pixmas

http://image-specialists.com/newproducts.asp

PGI-5Bk = WJ1020 (Pigmented) Unchanged
Cli-8/bci-7/bci-7e
Cyan WJ2032 Magenta WJ6121 Yellow WJ797
Bci-6
Cyan WJ2032 Magenta WJ6053 Yellow WJ797

Note the only color that has changed in Image Specalists is Magenta. I have not used wj6121 nor the new pixmas yet.
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In Image Specalists, only the magenta is different. So we have one option for non-oem ink for the new pixmas.


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Old Apr 4, 2006, 11:53 PM   #15
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Regarding the Registry tweak you allude too. I found this on another board, maybe this is the tweak you are taking about:

"Once found it will display in the window right highlighted. Just double click on the "CnmFSI_CDRSWITCH" text and change the value from 0 (no CD/DVD printing support) to 1 (CD/DVD printing support) and press [OK}. If you have more than one printer installed you may wish to press F3 to see if there is another entry of "CnmFSI_CDRSWITCH".

I foundthe aboveat: http://pixma-faq.periastron.com/6.html

I checked my Registry entry for that switch and it had changed to "1" after I changed printer to EUR and uninstalled/installed printer and driver. So there was no need to change the value in the Registry. See the link following. You can see the value of "1" under the switch.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...n101/regis.jpg

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lineman101....please please post after you're able to print out a CD on thurs!I've been waiting for this one! Very interested in this printer, looks very nice in person for an AIO printer! *I thought Canon had printers where you don't have to use a tray to insert the CD and that the tray is hard-built into the machine?*does anyone do that?
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I don't think canon's have the same sort of pump action that epsons do. the r200 for example had a pump that operated when the pladen when in reverse. I'm not sure what canon does but I think the ink just spews to the waste area... i.e. I don't think it sucks.
The alternate waste routing with Epson's pushed the service-freelifespan of those printers, ie no need to change the waste padsor spend money ontech repair. If the Canon's do not allow for a similar rerouting, what sort of lifespan can I expect before all that waste ink requires some sort of servicing? I know every user's "use" of their printer is different, but do you have an idea of how long other Pixma printer's last? Maybe this should be looked at by how many cartridge changes before servicing required. Maybe this is not an issue at all with the Canon's. I'm just curious since there is a relatively simple fix for Epson owners.

Thanks for the info on aftermarket inks. Seems like they are bulk sellers - by the gallon! At least now we know there are alternatives and soon we'll have appropriate cartridge and CIS systems available.
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I don't think canon's have the same sort of pump action that epsons do. the r200 for example had a pump that operated when the pladen when in reverse. I'm not sure what canon does but I think the ink just spews to the waste area... i.e. I don't think it sucks.
The alternate waste routing with Epson's pushed the service-freelifespan of those printers, ie no need to change the waste padsor spend money ontech repair. If the Canon's do not allow for a similar rerouting, what sort of lifespan can I expect before all that waste ink requires some sort of servicing? I know every user's "use" of their printer is different, but do you have an idea of how long other Pixma printer's last? Maybe this should be looked at by how many cartridge changes before servicing required. Maybe this is not an issue at all with the Canon's. I'm just curious since there is a relatively simple fix for Epson owners.

Thanks for the info on aftermarket inks. Seems like they are bulk sellers - by the gallon! At least now we know there are alternatives and soon we'll have appropriate cartridge and CIS systems available.
Image Specalists is the maker of the stuff, so yeah it's by the gallon.
http://www.image-specialists.com/desktop.htm
weink express and MIS are the offical US distributers for sub gallon, though weinkexpress only sells 1/2 liters from what I can see, and MIS doesn't have the ip4200 listed on their site yet. WJ6121 i.e. new pixma magenta is something you either have to ask about, or google.

One site that I never ordered from has the following numbers listed

printerfillingstation.com
cli-8/bci-7 bci-6
P black WJ1110
Black WJ1109
Cyan WJ2121 WJ2032
Magenta WJ6121 WJ6035
Yellow WJ7121 WJ797

Note wj2121 and wj7121 are not listed on image specalist's site, though it's possible the distributer has more current data than published on the website.

Regarding the waste ink on the canons, I know it's less of an issue than the Epsons. I've used about 4 oz of ink in each tank without any warning. And unlike the r2x0 r3x0 you can replace the diaper. While it is indeed worth looking into, I have no info on the subject.






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The REG tweak was remove from the instruction because I would get constant emails about it. It seemed to baffle the average joes.




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The REG tweak was remove from the instruction because I would get constant emails about it. It seemed to baffle the average joes.
A shame. Good thing I use Ashampoo Uninstaller for installing applications and can easily revert back to pre-installation shape painlessly. A registry tweak would have been too easy I suppose.

Thanks for everything KnightCrawler.


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