Reviews and Problems with Canon Digital IXUS 330 / PowerShot S330 / IXY Digital 300a
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OK While it Lasted
Alex Rifman, Amazon
25 August 2010
Summary: After several years of seldom use, it eventually just stopped printing completely. At first I thought it was the ink, so I replaced all the ink. Then I thought the ink had dried on the nozzle, so I thoroughly cleaned it. After that, it printed for a few weeks, but with obvious lines which could not be resolved through the "head adjustment" process. Eventually, I just threw it away and bought a new laser printer, which I'm very happy with (so far).
Summary: Purchased this item about 1-1/2 years ago....worked great...loved it....BUT now will not print whole documents..starts off good for the first 2-3 lines than goes spotty....Purchased a new print head..worked for one or two printings...than went spotty again...Canon says...need to get a new printer. Sad...
Summary: My experiences with the Canon S330 have been similar to those of other reviewers here. My S330 worked really well for the first 1-1/2 years, and then the print heads began to fail. The print was fuzzy and ugly horizontal lines appeared. Cleaning the print nozzles did't help. Alligning the print heads became almost impossible as each setting produced a similar wavy result.
Summary: I have had mine for almost 2 years, and it has stopped printing black ink. Obviously time for a replacement, grrr. I never was completely happy with the unit. It constantly goes into a lengthy cleaning cycle before it prints. Very annoying when you want to quickly print off directions when you are late for an appointment. Extremely loud, and an ink hog (though you can buy cheap non brand name replacement cartridges).
Summary: This is a review based on the S300 printer, which appears to be nearly identical to the S330 except for the swoosh on the front panel. I bought an S300 for my MIL based on excellent reviews and the small ink tanks being appropriate for her light use. FWIW, the Mac print driver is hard to use and buggy (Canon doesn't seem to care much about the Mac market), but that's not the reason for the rating.
Summary: I purchased my Canon S330 printer in late January of 2003. I used it to print the occasional shipping lable or report, no photos. The print head has failed three times in the past six months. First it stopped printing black right in the middle of a job(it suddenly started printing black again after about 3 weeks.) Then it stopped printing magenta, again, right in the middle of a job. As of January 2004 it stopped printing both black and magenta.
Summary: Tolle Kamera, ultraschlechter Service - Vorteile: Klein, Mac Software, schickes Design, Gute Bildqualität, Gutes Softwarepaket - Nachteile: Miserabler Kundendienst, Unfreundlich, Garantiefälle sollen selbst bezahlt werden!, Nicht nachzuvollziehende Argumentation. Service wird von Fremdfirmen übernommen!