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Old Canon Pixma iP1800, is it usable? Ink stuck?

Zvonkoo
Apprentice

Hello everyone. I have Canon Pixma iP1800 that has not been used for 10 years. It has been siting in storage room crimped in plastic foil, so it has no dust anywhere. It has no cartridge since then.

So my question is:

Is leftover ink from 10 years ago somewhere stuck inside, is that possible? 

I don't wan't to waste 12 € for cartridge to see it not working.

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shadowsports
Elite

Greetings,

You need to dump it.

 

Here's why:

No drivers for this printer in development since 2013.

Will it work with modern OS > "unknown"

Parts / printhead no longer being manufactured

Might be clogged or non functional

Purchasing new inks might be a dead end

 

The cost in dollars and your time to "test" it would exceed the cost of replacement to something you know works, is compatible and has a forseeable useful life. Your choice. 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~R5C (1.0.1.1) ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra
~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6 
~6D2 (v1.1.1) retiring

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shadowsports
Elite

Greetings,

You need to dump it.

 

Here's why:

No drivers for this printer in development since 2013.

Will it work with modern OS > "unknown"

Parts / printhead no longer being manufactured

Might be clogged or non functional

Purchasing new inks might be a dead end

 

The cost in dollars and your time to "test" it would exceed the cost of replacement to something you know works, is compatible and has a forseeable useful life. Your choice. 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~R5C (1.0.1.1) ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra
~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6 
~6D2 (v1.1.1) retiring

I have a Pixma ip 1800 it is using Windows 10 version 1909 and I have it for 13 years the cartridges 40 & 41 are still available
Good luck.
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