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Canon MP180 Ink Problem

Hello.. my name is kaiden and i have a problem with my printer .. it is a Canon MP180 and i haven't had it for long.. the first time i got it re-filled by a INK Place i got it back and put it in my printer cos it was saying INK LOW.. so i changed it and now it has a UNKNOWN Error on the Printer screen saying: U051.. it has the Dead same ink besides it got Re-filled by a INK Place.. .. if someone can give me steps to fix this problem that will be GREAT.. i was told there was a INK Reset button or something like once u got new ink ur ment to press RESET or something i have no idea what that is meaning. please email me on coolplaceonearth@gmail.com << with helps for this ASAP!

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Lads ye're all I work in an 'ink place' and the u051 fault is a fault indicating that the offending cartridge is electrically dead, this is caused by the clever little program in the canon machine that writes info to the cartridge to make it'dead' so it cant be re-used ! possible solution is to get refilled before printer thinks it empty !!

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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Hi, I have a mp 180 and as well as the uo51 error message I also have the alarm light on continuously. I have tried the resetting procedure but it does nothing. I have been refilling my original cartriges since I bought it and have ingnored the ink low message until the alarm ligh came on, now I cant do nothing. Can anyone help please? Michael

Posted on Jun 13, 2010

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    Hi, I have a MP180 and as well as the uo51 error message I also have
    the alarm light on continuously. I have tried the resetting procedure
    but it does nothing. I have been refilling my original cartriges since I
    bought it and have ingnored the ink low message until the alarm ligh
    came on, now I cant do nothing. Can anyone help please? Michael

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A refilled cartridge will always show that the ink supply is low or empty. Just ignore it and go on. I would also learn to re-ink your own cartridges but don't overfill as the cartridge will leak. If this happens, clean the print head on a soft cloth, reinsert the cartridge and do a print head clean. Should be OK after that.

Posted on Aug 03, 2007

I new inkhead will solve the problem

Posted on Apr 18, 2007

Hi did you try using an original? There could be a few reasons for the u051 message: 1. Refill inkt not compliant 2. Refill inkt busted your printer 3. Your printer thinks that there is no inkt (reset press button next to on/off) I also have this problem but I am gonna try original inkt later (hope it's not broke). Do you already know what your problem was?

Posted on Mar 20, 2007

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Hi

I have a Canon PIXMA MP170. I refill old ink cartridges myself and get an error message all the time saying ink volume unknown. I just press the OK button and ignore it. If this doesnt work I use 2 original Cannon ink cartridges and re-fill them alternately, so that the computer thinks it is a new cartridge each time.

Hope this helps you.

Diane

Posted on May 18, 2009

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