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Digital Printer With No Printing Issues Repaired. Model: Canon Selphy CP1200

By on July 1, 2022
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My Pastor asked me to check out a printer that he has in his office that no longer prints out photos and instead it shows error messages.

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I never dealt with such printers with such issues but I was willing to search out the issue and come up with an answer to this fault.

I checked out the problem on line and sure enough, it is full of answers to such issues in such printer and the answer to this problem is actually a simple one, take a look.

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There is a step by step direction how to solve this fault and it starts by moving the screws on the back of the printer and expose the main board and as you can see, someone has been in this printer because one of the flex cables was already disconnected.

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Next step was to remove the actual printer from its main housing and expose the lower side of it because that where the fault is.

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Since the printer was not actually pulling the paper to print out photos and sometime it end up with a message that there is a paper jam I headed to the motor (as directed by the repair video on YouTube) and right away I saw the fault. 

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There is a tiny screw holding the motor and when I unscrewed it out, the plastic piece fell off. It was suppose to be attached to the motor shaft so when spinning, it supposed to rotate the gear to pull in the paper and at the same time rotating the ink cartridge to do the printing but it was not doing that.

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I took the motor out, added a tiny drop of super glue gel, put the plastic piece back on and waited till it dried then I put the motor back in.

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As seen in the photo, the plastic piece is attached to the main drum where is supposed to be.

I put everything back together and tested it out the printer.

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These photos are taken in my digital camera and when I inserted the memory card in the printer, it recognized the photo and when I hit print,


these photos came out and to that I could say, that I learned something today and

Mission Accomplished.

waleed Rishmawi

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Anwar Shiekh

    July 1, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Nice work

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 1, 2022 at 4:10 pm

      Anwar: thanks man.have a blessed day

  2. Abigail Karonga

    July 1, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Walked I like your articles because you share your knowledge to others however I have missed seeing much of your articles here I hope to see more in future have a great day

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 1, 2022 at 4:12 pm

      Abigail: you are most welcome. you can go back and read all the articles I have written on this web site. have a blessed day

  3. Albert van Bemmelen

    July 1, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Nice job! Luckily the printer wasn't damaged in any way after the previous engineer had opened the device but couldn't find the real cause.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 1, 2022 at 4:15 pm

      Albert: thanks man. I had that as a concern but I gave it a try and it was fixed. it is a common fault in such devices so the answer was there online if he bothered to do it. have a blessed day

  4. Parasuraman S

    July 1, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    That's a smart fix, I can surely say! Luckily the plastic part did not enter into other areas, not easily accessible!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 2, 2022 at 3:23 pm

      Parasuraman: not that smart but thanks for your comments though. I learned about the fix from the net so I have gained and shared exeperience. have a blessed day my friend.

  5. Paris Azis

    July 1, 2022 at 4:17 pm

    Good job, Waleed! These printers have many mechanical problems indeed...Fortunately there was no plastic gear broken...

  6. Imoudu.O

    July 2, 2022 at 2:19 am

    Good job friend, hope the super glue gel holds it permanently since it moves mechanically.Have a nice day.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 4, 2022 at 2:34 am

      Imoudu: thanks man. Yes so far the machine is up and running. Have a blessed day

  7. Waleed Rishmawi

    July 2, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Paris: yes indeed. that a factory fault because most of them has the same issue. yes, the gear was not broken but it was not engaging the other drum therfore not loading the paper to nor the ink to print. have a blessed day.

  8. Yogesh Panchal

    July 4, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Well done! Waleed

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 5, 2022 at 3:00 am

      Yogesh: thanks man. Have a blessed day

  9. Abraham Egede

    July 6, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Educating and revealing. Thank you so much

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 8, 2022 at 6:48 pm

      Abraham: you are most welcome. Have a blessed day


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