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Slow, quirky, dead!
3rd Canon desktop all-in-one I've bought, and each time they last just over 3 years and then turn up their toes and die!
Scanning has been good, printing, albeit slow, generally works ok, have produced brochures, greeting cards, and photos with it. Quite happy with the photo quality, although they tend to fade after a few years.
Bought in June 2014 from Officeworks with an extended warranty (for an extra $17). It's only had VERY light use, in fact, some weeks, I'd be lucky to use it once. Despite that, I still had to change the cartridges t...wice a year. If I had only bought Canon cartridges it would have cost me approx $260 p.a. for XL's, almost double what I paid for the printer. Doesn't take a mathematics or commerce degree to work out what's going on there...what a rip-off, when you can purchase quality generics for 5% of the "genuine" cost (yes, for those who don't realise, you read right: approx Five Per Cent, $1.50 each if you buy in bulk). And according to the ACCC, that DOESN'T void your warranty, contrary to what Canon would have you believe. 6 months after my warranty expired, it suddenly stopped working (after I'd printed one birthday card) with the dreaded B200 error. No amount of cajoling and Youtube fixes would restore it. Rang Canon but all they could say was "we'll give you the address of your local service centre". No offer to pay for it. Local service centre quoted $30 to inspect, another $30 to repair, plus x dollars if it needed parts. I declined, it only cost $139, which included bonus paper, & it's 3.5 years old. Glutton for punishment, I'm going to try one more Canon, but a different model. Pixma iP8760. There's only one review on here, but I suspect that not many people buy them, as they're twice the price of the MX726, with less features. Photo quality is supposed to be superior. Ordered it already, reason being they are the only manufacturer who sells a reasonably-priced A3+ printer with 9600 x 2400 DPI, all the other manufacturers have lower resolution at a similar price point. More expensive than the MX726 (I paid $287 + freight + credit card surcharge, total of $311, had to buy it online as few stores in Perth stock that model; due for delivery this week).
At first, it prints OK, and scans OK, but then headache after headache.
The software crashes frequently on a Mac, and there are multiple ways to do anything.
It used to let me scan at my scanner then the document showed up on my Mac but that hs broken and I can't seem to fix it.
Now for the past 6 months, I have not been able to print anything of any quality.
Deep Clean the print heads might get me something legible, but not any good quality and then they clog right up again by the next day.
I tried print head alignment but it keeps failin...
While this printer prints well enough, it seems it is constantly does some sort of cleaning/ink wasting/thinking?. Becomes quite annoying if you are in a rush to print something out, as you can wait for over a minute or more for it to perform the task. It will also tell you, you are out of ink when the cartridge is still half full. We had the previous model before this one and didn't have this much difficulty with it.
Prints well for the cost of the printer.
Slow to print & wastes ink.....
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Questions & Answers
Can you scan negatives on a Pixma MX726? I notice there is a small film strip size panel before the A4 plate, is this specifically for negatives, if so, how do you use it? Thanks
Where is the on-line manual??!! Argh, it's just stopped, just like my last Canon!!!!
It's in the disk that come with the printer. You must select install all when you insert the disk . Than you will find a shortcut on your desktop screen.
Does anyone know the standard warranty on the Cannon Pixmar MX 626? Ours finally died. Purchased in late May 2015 and less than two years of erratic, problem-ridden use does not seem good value.
Will not be a repeat buyer of this brand.
Hi. I've been using canon printers for the last 25 to 30 years. They are the best value / performance printers on the market. But you have to pick the right model. The pixma 626 is not one of the good one's. I have the 726 wich is very good. It comes with 12 mth warranty as most printers on the market.
|Multifunction Features||Copier and Scanner|
|Print from Phone||Yes|
- MPN: MX726
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