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Ink cartridge can't be recognized

All of a sudden my printer is telling me that the ink cartridges that have been in there all year are now "cannot be recognized" I have checked and they are the right kind of ink cartridges. I have taken them out and put them back in and they seem to be installed correctly, but my printer still "cannont recognize the following ink cartridges" and won't print. any suggestions? Thank you!

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  • lisaslavens Nov 10, 2008

    My printer is Canon PIXMA MP450

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Hi,

To my knowledge, only two (2) possible corrective actions:

  • clean the gold contacts of both the cartridge and the cartridge holder in the printhead; or
  • replace the printhead assembly, specifically the logic chip and sensor.
In some instances, there are reset procedures that maybe employed to trick the printer back into recognizing the cartridge. However, they are brand/model specific. If you could possibly postback the brand/model of your printer, perhaps we can come up with a procedure.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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