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Unable to clear alarm light

SOS. I have the ink refilled but cant get it working 'this time', alarm light is on saying 'chk ink u051 blk and color', They say you need new ink replacement but i have this refilled twice and got it going before. Please help.

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    I'm trying to scan and the alarm light won't go off. Not sure what else to do--I don't need ink to scan and save. I have started, restarted and disconnected.

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I have the same problem and happened after 2nd refill
the only answers I could find was that

  1. the copper strip with the dots could be dirty and need cleaning
  2. It could be overfilled and need ink drawn out
  3. It could just now be a faulty catridge
I tried the first 2 with no success but intent to keep trying to clean it and draw some more ink out even though it doesnt seem too full. If it still doesnt work I am going to just discard it and get another and keep re filling it as I have a second one that I use with no problems.

  • Also the printer has to be reset when a new re filled cartridge is used as it will still see it as the empty one. to do this if you dont know how.

To Reset the Canon Cartridges Works 100%
Power off the printer
Hold the stop/reset button then press and hold power (for 5 secs)
Hold Power and release the stop/reset button
Press the stop/reset button twice
Relase power button
Wait until the power button lights a steady/still green, press the stop/reset button three times with a 3 sec space between each press.
On the 3rd press the inicator should be orange.
Press the power button to set data
To set data remove cartridges then replace.
leave for 20 or 30 secs
Press the power button again to shut down
Then press power button to power up.
The printer will feed one piece of paper through
then set language and counrty.
Then ink should be reset

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My alarm kept sounding after I put in black ink and thought I had to
change color ink too,I have seen answer saying I didnt need ink to fax.
I seen somewhere for something to hold stop button and alarm button will go off. Good Luck!!!!

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