Question about Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer
Is there anyway that, i can make my printer mp210 recognise the cartiages 51 or and 50 pg or can 41 cartiges be refilled?
Nope! Canon played a little nasty on re-fillers and made these cartridge virtually un-fillable. Not that they can't be refilled, they can. They just won't be recognized in your machine.
They have done a couple of strange things with the software and the cartridge.
1. Software writes to the cartridge to actually marry it to the machine. This encodes id numbers on the cartridge so that another machine cannot use the cartridge.
2. They have placed a "fuse" of some type in the cartridge which is actually "blown" when the "out of ink" message is displayed. This renders the cartridge un-usuable for another cycle.
I like the Canon product. Just not these particular ones. The ones that take cartridges 30/31/40/41/50/51. I have seen too many of them come into my shop for repairs after barely 2 years of use. They are un-repairable regardless of their issues.
I suggest you look at a different Canon product, one that takes the individual ink tank cartridge PG-5 and CL-8 series. These are much better machines and the printer itself will last longer.
Just be aware that you will have an added cost in the print head which is a consumable that will need to be replaced every 3 years or so!
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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Dec 24, 2010 | Canon Printers & Copiers
When a printer error occurs, the Alarm lamp is lit orange. The number displayed on the LED indicates the type of error that has occurred. Check the error code displayed on the LED and take the appropriate action to correct the error.
E and number (error code) are alternately displayed on the LED of MP210 series.
Error E, 2:
Cause: The machine is out of paper. / Paper does not feed.
Solution: Reload the paper correctly and press the Black or Color button.
This sounds like to simple a solution. Make sure this is the correct error code and it is not followed by another number. If problem persists check that you have removed the protecftive material from the FINE cartridge holder. Unplug the machine from the power source for several minutes. Power up. Hopefully this corrects the problem.
If not, try checking the status of your ink cartridges:
1 Open the printer properties dialog box from Control Panel.
2 Click View Printer Status on the Maintenance sheet.
To confirm the FINE Cartridge information, click the Ink Details menu.
This my give further clues to any problem.
Trust this is helpful. :)
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