I recently purchased 2 ink cartridges from ebay for my printer, they are refills, and obviously they have refilled old ink cartridges for the MP460 (Black-PG50/PG40 and Colour-CL51/CL41)
I thought this would be a good idea as it is recycling.
I have added my 2 new cartridges to my printer and installed them both properly, however my printer comes up with the error message-
"U051-The following ink cartridge cannot be recognized" and it has a picture of the 2 cartridges side by side with labels B&C.
I was warned before finalising my purchase that this may happen but was advised to "overide it".
I've been able to "override" refilled inks that are not recognisd by a printer on many occasions before on all types of printers, but cannot seem to do it on my MP460.
Is there a solution to this error message or have i wasted my money on something that i thought was good for the enviroment?
Any answers/solutions would be very gratefully recieved and appreciated.
Thank you very much
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Re: error message U051 on canon MP460
Check the Label on the cartridge if it covers a certain area then you will get an error message. Compare it with a good cartridge the label should nearly touch the lugs at top end. Only applies to refilled Carts.
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CL41, this is the one you are using for your cartridge.
Did you change your cartridge with brand new one or refilled one??
If you did with refilled one, the ink level won't go back with full.
This is the method how printer measures the ink level.
1. Each cartridge has a serial number.
2. As soon as installation in printer, printer recognizes the cartridge by serial #.
3. And the printer starts to count the printing document.
4. After reaching certain print counting, the ink level will show "low ink"
So my answer is even if you refilled your cartridge, the ink level won't change,
since printer cannot weight the cartridge or.....some other technology to measure each color ink level.
Well, you must be using PG30, CL31 cartridge for your printer.
Did you refill your cartridge?
For error 051 means printer is not reading the cartridge. (cartridge is not readable)
When you put refilled cartridge, that's what it happens.
(after 3~4 times of color refill, color cartridge is no long to use, only applies in Canon
and there is no solution for it.)
Pls replace with new one.. and will work again.
Or if you need to refill again with other cartridge, pls....unplug your printer before you taking out the cartridge. In this way, you can re use your cartridge. Little trick... but no solution will work, once cartridge is not readable.
If you would like to save money, try refill kit by "ROADINK". Not only they are easy, but also the printing quality is good. For your better understanding pls check out my youtube video. And will see how easy ink refill can be done.
For starters, make sure the cartridge you have put in is the right cartridge for the machine. If it is, try pressing the STOP/REST button to cancel tthe message. Also try powering the machine down and re-seating the cartridge. The cartridge may have dirty contact, try cleaning them gently with a tissue and methylated spirits.
If the cartridge is brand new, you may have to either send it away to Canon for a replacement, or take it to where you bought it from for an exchange.
If the cartridge has been refilled, you may have to follow the reset procedure for refilled cartridges. On most Canon printers, simply holding the STOP/RESET button down for about 7 secs will turn off the ink monitoring level for the cartridge that the message is for.
Perhaps the chips in the cartridges have failed? In which case you may need to replace them with brand new cartridges. If that doesn't work you might need to send it for repair as the cartridges might have damaged your machine.
lads ye're all I work in an 'ink place' and the u051 fault is a fault indicating that the offending cartridge is electrically dead, this is caused by the clever little program in the canon machine that writes info to the cartridge to make it'dead' so it cant be re-used ! possible solution is to get refilled before printer thinks it empty !!