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Printer wont recognise new colour cartridge

IT was working fine until i replaced the ink cartridges and now i get the service error 53 and service error 1401 which states that it does not recognise the colour cartridge - i have tried 2 refills and 1 new cartridges.

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  • vrb1980 Sep 09, 2008

    My canon ip 1600 did exactly the same thing. My black cartridge is fine but when the colour one ran out it just told me it was incompatible and now nothing will print (even though it printed literally 1 minute before the error message)

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Most common, is there is a tiny piece of lint or paper shred, has worked its way between the ink cartridge and the print carrieage connectors,
take the cartridges out and wipe down the connectors on the cartridge and carriage with a lint free cloth or lens brush
Isopropyl alcohol is a good residue free cleaning fluid,
if no all the connectors answer, the printer assumes a wrong cartridge

not a guarantee, just something to try

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