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CanonPIXMA iP90 Color Ink Tank installation problem

I keep getting an error message that reads: "The following ink tank is not installed: Color Ink Tank. Install the ink tank properly and close the printer's cover. If you do not want to install the ink tank, click cancel."

The cartridge is installed properly. While traveling, I removed the ink cartridges for 3 weeks. Once I settled in Mexico, I tried to use the printer and kept getting the error message. I tried cleaning, deep cleaning, print head alignment, and installing new cartridges. I occasionally am able to print a test page, but the ink pattern is not good, even with a new cartridge.

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  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I have the same problem with one of my printers as well. I have taken the printer apart and noticed a large amount of excess ink all over the bar that has the ink tank sensor on it. I cleaned that off and took the metal cover off of the ribbon cable to clean the ink off from under there.

    I have come to the conclusion that the switch that is depressed when an ink tank is installed has been broken or the connections to the switch has been broken.

    *I have not confirmed this with Canon


  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    It reads install color ink cart. however it is installed. It will not print.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    I have the same problem and my tank is installed properly. It was working fine with a low black ink tank. I replaced it with the exact same black ink tank and it won't recognize it. I've tried recycling the power, making a shim with a piece of paper to try to push the swtich (underneath the cartridge) activate. But I think the switch may be just broken, because there is no ink in the tank holder or anywhere....it's very clean.
    Anyone have any other suggestions????


  • tony one Dec 02, 2008

    I have the same problem, is there way to carry on printing when this message is called up?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    color ink light won't go out after I put a new color cartridge in the printer.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I just installed a new Cartridge 920XL into my HP Officejet 6500. I have tried to print several pages and it seems like the ink is not getting through. I just replaced the 3 color cartridges last week and they are fine.
    What's the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    want printer to clean and align heads. how do I override error message

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yeah it sounds like a cartridge sensors are stuck or broken. i would say to replace the whole print unit. It will need a service support dealer to fit this part unless you can buy it and fir it yourself.

part number: QM2-2020-020

hope this helps

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1 Open the Printer Properties dialog box and click the Maintenance tab.
2 Click Ink Counter Reset.
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