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Printer error message: does not recognize cartridge

My portable BJC-85 printer (which I have not used for a long time) now gives me an error message (steady flash of light) saying I have wrong cartridge installed. It does that regardless of whether I'm running the black only or the colour & black cartridges (BCI-11/BCI-12 or BCI-10). I know the ink tanks are fine. I purchased new ink tanks thinking that this might be the problem. It did not resolve problem. Still get same error message. Now I'm wondering if the problem is with the green print head BC Cartridges. I've tried both print head cleaning and deep cleaning numerous times to no avail. Replacing those cartridges is very costly. If they are dried out, is there a way to get them to work again? Please advise.

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  • jurgy Sep 04, 2008

    The cartridges worked before like I said in my note. They are the originals that came with printer so this is not an issue about a wrong cartridge.
    Thanks


  • holyspirit00 Sep 08, 2008

    yes, i have the same problem error light stays own.

  • carmie2 Nov 21, 2008

    I have the exact same problem.

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U may buy a wrong type of catridge for ur printer,the model may be slightly differ from ur printers required model so u check the catridge model which is absolute for ur printer.

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