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Convertibility of Canon Printer

Written By admin on August 11, 2008 | 8:43 AM

"After resetting waste ink counter my printer Canon Pixma ip1200 detected as Canon Pixma ip1600. What can I do?. How come?"
This panic printer user post his problem in Fixya.com where I active as one of expert there. Well, I want to inform you that some of canon inkjet printers are identical each other due to feature, electrical and mechanical system. Some of them fully convertible; we can change the model in some click without changing the hardware. While, some of them need logic board replacement to the equivalent models to convert.

Below are some of canon inkjet printers that fully convertible each other:
  • Canon i250,i255,i350,i355
  • Canon pixma iP1200,iP1600,iP2200
  • Canon pixma iP1300,iP1700
Product model above fully convertible by change product model. You need run General Tool from the computer to do this.

The following models are convertible by replace the logic board:
  • Canon S6300,i6100,i6500
  • Canon pixma ix4000/ix5000
Actually, more models are convertible. That just some of popular model we know. Remember, you have to know the following facts if you convert your printer model:
  • You need re-install printer driver to the model detected by the computer.
  • All EEPROM data will be lost (include waste ink counter, page count, etc) and can not be restore.
  • Some features may not work properly