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Standard User spranglebolt
(member) Wed 06-Apr-16 17:24:03
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Canon MG6650 printer


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I do rate this (already obsolescent) printer/scanner. However it's irritating that it insists on going into an automatic cleaning procedure far too frequently, with consequent waste of ink and, as I've only recently found out, shortening of life of the machine. Is there any way round this please? I live in hope of a parameter hidden away somewhere!

Yes I do appreciate that, like many others, I don't do a mass of printing these days. Would it make any difference if I didn't power off every night then up again each morning?
Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Apr-16 17:41:11
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Re: Canon MG6650 printer


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Must admit that my colour printer is only switched on I actually need it, which is typically every couple of weeks or so.

All my 'everyday' printing is on a mono laser (HP Laserjet 1320) that I've had since November 2006 (crikey, I didn't realise I'd had it that long); even that's only switched every few days when I have a need to print.

I certainly wouldn't switch either of them on every day.

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Standard User spranglebolt
(member) Wed 06-Apr-16 18:17:28
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Re: Canon MG6650 printer


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Sorry, I miswrote.

Currently I do power off the whole config every evening. It goes way back to old fashioned safety considerations which arguably no longer apply. But I only power up the Canon when I need to print, which isn't every day.

The other reason I'm wondering about changing my routine is that when I power up the pc itself, certainly most mornings, Kaspersky suddenly wakes up and goes into its long-winded checking procedure, which also seems like overkill.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Apr-16 19:21:26
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Re: Canon MG6650 printer


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In reply to a post by spranglebolt:
Sorry, I miswrote.

Currently I do power off the whole config every evening. It goes way back to old fashioned safety considerations which arguably no longer apply. But I only power up the Canon when I need to print, which isn't every day.
Ah, ok then.
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The other reason I'm wondering about changing my routine is that when I power up the pc itself, certainly most mornings, Kaspersky suddenly wakes up and goes into its long-winded checking procedure, which also seems like overkill.
I use Avast! which, I'd guess like many or most AV programs, does something similar, a rootkit scan at least. To be honest though it doesn't take more than a minute or so - at least that I've noticed.

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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 07-Apr-16 13:37:30
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I think most inkjet printers, that are used infrequently, tend to clean the heads with an exorbitant amount of ink.

I also use a B&W laser for everyday printing. Samsung wireless printer from Staples was cheap at £39.99 and it's over a year old with 30% of toner left

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