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Topic # 83277 13-May-2011 11:06
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Hope this is the right place to put this.

I brought the Printer of TM, the seller said in her auction the USB to printer cord is lost I thought no problem I could just grab another usb cord. Comes with everything else mains lead, CD drivers and USB to Camera cord.  Also I should of done some research before I clicked the buy now but no I do the research after I get the printer! I read a review that the printer chip will lock you out when ink is low until you buy a new Canon only cartridge this printer doesn't take refills!

So can I go and buy a USB cord any type as long as it fits or do I have to get the right type?

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  Reply # 468671 13-May-2011 11:22
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Any cord so long as it has USB A (most common plug)at one end and USB B (squarish with 2 beveled corners)at the other.

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  Reply # 468673 13-May-2011 11:29
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I use this CIS system (RIHAC) for my Epson printer, it works really really well, I highly recommend the product and their service. I don't print photos, just documents, but both are meant to work well. Ink cost is about 90% less than Epson/Canon.

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  Reply # 468685 13-May-2011 12:04
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okay thanks for that. Will go into town and buy a usb cord.

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  Reply # 469346 15-May-2011 17:14
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The iP 4200 uses the same ink as my iP 4500, I stopped using the Canon ink once it was out of guarantee and now get my ink from Inkvenus in Auckland the ink cartridges have a chip and are fully compatible.

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