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    Feb 02, 2008
    Canon Pixma MP780 All in One
    I've been very pleased with this printer until last week, when it wouldn't print in black and wouldn't recognize a new cartridge. I did some research on other message boards and it looks like it's a common problem with this printer and the solution involves getting a new Canon printhead and have someone put it in. I've looked into new Canon printers and while they get good reviews, the ink cartridges on the are more expensive and get used up faster than the ones on the Pixma MP780. I'm looking at the classifieds for an all in one Canon printer (must have fax) that uses the BCi-3 and BCi-6 series cartridges and works well with Mac OS X. Any suggestions on which models might be good or where else to look for one besides local classified sites?

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    Oct 21, 2006
    The printhead should come right out when you lift the lever on the side. Im not shure if the Mp780 has chips on the cartidges. That could be your problem. Use a New Canon Cartridge. I just got a Canon Pixma IP4200 at the thrift store for $5.00,and just ordered my ink for $35.00.

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    May 18, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8
    Canon printers will often take generic print cartridges so you don't always need to buy Canon brand for them. They're the most expensive.

    Check the Canon USA site:

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