Now, my scanner…
I have a Canon Pixma all-in-one printer/scanner that my boyfriend’s mum got for us last Christmas. We’ve only needed to print out a couple of things to date – it gets far more use as a scanner.
I scanned my Illusion of Peaches necklace fine one night, then the next night I switched it on and it displayed a “Cannot recognise cartridge” error message, indicating the cyan ink. This is the ink that came with it and has hardly been used. Reseating the cartridge did nothing. And through a truly stupendous piece of design, you can’t scan while the printer is “undergoing maintenance”. I looked it up online and found a lot of other people who’d had the same problem. It appears the chips for Pixma cartridges have a high failure rate. We’re still under warranty, and Canon will supposedly replace cartridges for you in this situation… but we can’t find the receipt for the printer (which we definitely have. Somewhere).
My scanner can’t scan because it needs blue ink. *headdesk*