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Canon PIXMA MP530 printer repeatedly getting LCD Error Message: "CHECK INK U071 5Bk". I have removed, reinstalled, reseated the 5Bk and all other ink tanks multiple times. Usually when this error occurs reseating the tank corrects the problem for at least one print job. Now I cannot get past this error. Though I bought this printer in October 2007 with the purchase of a new iMac computer, it was in the box until just a few weeks ago. I have printed probably no more than 30 to 40 pages on this printer. Earlier I also got these errors: Error Number : 1681 More than one ink tank of the following color is installed. "Black [5]" Use only one ink tank per color at a time. Error Number : 1411 Ink tank errors have occurred. Open the printer's cover and replace the ink tanks on which ink lamps are off. immediately followed by LCD error CHECK INK U150 5Bk I have also seen a U140 error. Again, in every case the ink tanks (5) were checked and found to be installed in the correct positions. These errors are now making the printer unusable. Please help.

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    i am having the exact same problem, and we just got this printer. 

  • shootit Dec 07, 2008

    I have a canon IP4500. The inks are at least half full and I get error 1411. How do you make the printer print a poxy piece of paper and stop the owner from smashing it into a thousand bits of *** plastic. Thank you.

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    Same here

  • DebbieHS Jan 25, 2009

    Get error "Check Ink U140" after replacing cartridge with remanufactured cartridge.

  • dg03 Apr 26, 2009

    I have a similar problem - Canon Prixma iP4500 and the new big black cart has the pink light failure repeatedly. Now the yellow cart 'needs replacing' (not) when its still half full.

    If anyone from Canon is reading these  posts, please will they have the good sense to reply before we go to the press and bad mouth this printer ...


  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    Yep, I have the same problem. Stupid thing keeps making me re-insert the ink cartridge and then it will work usually. I am so confused.

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    U071 seems to be popular......same here.... pixma 530 all new full carts and i get more than one ink cart installed of same color and u071 bk5


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I have Canon M560 printer installed 8 months ago. I replaced the CLI 221 Magenta and CLI221 Cyan ink cartridges, won't work and got this message Error 1411. Tried repeatedly to reinstall the ink cartridges and still have this message coming back. Any solution you could offer? I would appreciate it. Thank you.

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