Mp 730 "Wrong Cartridge" have been using same cartridge w/o any problems
I have a Canon Printer: Mp 730, error on the printer says "Wrong Cartridge" ...have been using same cartridge w/o any problems
Canon MP 730 stopped printing, the orange alarm light is flashing and wrong cartridge is showing on the display. All print cartridges are authentic Canon and are nearly new. Printer was working fine up until the "wrong cartridge" problem ocurred.
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On Canon that error means the printhead is bad, nothing to do with the inks. The translation from Japanese to English made the error confusing. You need to buy a new printhead, the part number is on the side of the printhead and starts with QY6-
I had the same problem. I removed the cartridges and then the printerhead. I cleaned the printerhead with a piece of cloth and then replaced it and then the cartridges. This seems to have fixed the "wrong cartridge" problem for now. I was told by a friend that if the problem persits, replacing the printerhead may be a more permanent solution, but no guarantee.
I was having a similar problem-- what was happening was the print cartridge head seemed to be letting the colors leak into each other. (the science behind this is beyond me!)-- I noticed that instead of being cyan/magenta/yellow, my yellow cartridge had actually turned green, magenta was picking up blue and was turning purple, etc etc. I ended up replacing the printer's printhead and all the color cartridges and then it worked. You can order printheads online. Not sure if this fixes the original reason why they got all mixed up in the first place-- if the printer will continue to allow the print head to leak the colors into each other-- but hopefully that's a fixit!