11-15-2014 12:27 AM
Likely it is only temporary. I've been getting a lot of network errors that come and go. I think there is some sort of communication problem going on. It's a good thing they didn't put a Canon chipset on the Voyager - it is still working after 37 years in space. It currently takes 18 hour to communicate with the earth - a time still better than my current communication time between printer and computer. I fear I may have permantly lost communication with the craft, opps, printer. Come in MX700. ....
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11-15-2014 12:59 PM - edited 11-15-2014 01:01 PM
Yes, I'm with VideoDude. The "Designed Obsolence" supposition has no basis in fact. It's a possibility [and I agree with VideoDude that it is remote], but that's all it is. I would caution everyone not to lapse into "mob mentality" and start screaming foul over something that is not proven. It's enough to focus on Canon's lack of appropreate response to this issue.
"5 incidents in one week" could happen for more reasons than designed obsolence. An unintended sytemic flaw, for instance, could produce the same result.
11-15-2014 02:53 PM
Are you sure it was 4 years in every case? If so, that lends more credence to it. But, it's still possible for a unintended flaw to have a consistent timing. Y2K, for instance. Or lithium-ion batteries [which deteriorate even when not being used]. Or, that first batch of LED street lights we all watched fail at around the same time.