I pour up to 15ml. in PGI-5BK (the large black) and 10ml. in the other ones (small black + color). You can seal the hole that you make with silicone and put a piece of adhesive tape over. Also when you remove the orange seal, leave the cartridge for a couple of minutes, cause it usually leaks a bit. You can put it on some tissue, that will absorb the excess ink.
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Regarding your Pixma MP830 printer inquiry (Canon PGI-5 / CLI-8 ink cartridges) and A200 error message, most likely the built-in PRINTHEAD is reaching it's end-of-life and may need to be replaced with a new one. Typically, the average printhead only produces ~4000 to 5000 pages before it electrically fails.
For information on PRINTHEAD failures, please refer to our support page: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2934
However, let's run thru the full checklist to screen out additional variables:
Canon A200 Error, Troubleshooting:
Replace ink cartridges if they are empty:
At the risk of stating the obvious (frequently not so obvious in the heat of the moment), find out if the ink cartridges are empty. When in doubt, try a new Canon original ink cartridge to see if this corrects the error.
A data cable of print head is open:
Did you just replace an ink cartridge? Perhaps you shifted a data cable to the print head.
Replace PRINTHEAD if it is damaged. Refer to Canon.com for replacement part.
Turn off the printer for some time
In other troubleshooting tips we have advised any inkjet printer not seeing regular usage to run a test print page. If you are making heavy usage of a Canon inkjet printer, consider giving it a break. This will avoid saturating the printhead with heat, prolonging useful service life.
Update the printer driver:
If you have followed all this with no success, from the printer menu (not computer) push the buttons to get a demo or test page. If everything is ok when you do this, however you get the service error code A200 when you try to produce something productive, odds are good, the print driver the computer is using has gone south (corrupt). When printing on a network, a corrupt printer driver can spread like an unwanted virus. Depending on the network, a driver that has gone rogue may be seen as an updated driver, which network will 'helpfully spread' as an update.
CAUTION: Be advised, the use of compatible/clone cartridges (i.e. sold thru the internet from China) are known to be problematic and may cause printer errors and/or permanent PRINTHEAD failures. We do NOT suggest refilling these types of ink cartridges.....refilling of original/genuine ink cartridges is only suggested!
Printers have a mechanism to detect refilled cartridges. By default it does not accept refilled ones. But there's a work around. Have a set of two (preferably 3) cartridges , refill and cycle them. This way the printer wont be able to detect that you have inserted a refilled cartridge.
THE INK CARTRIDGES : This multifunction printer is compatible with all of the following ink cartridges. Here is a list of these cartridges and how they you can get them:
PGI-5 Pigment Black CLI-8Bk Black CLI-8C Cyan CLI-8M Magenta CLI-8Y Yellow
All of the ink cartridges are easy to install and/or replace; all you have to do is keep the printer ON, then open the cover it will come in the position and then unlock the cartridge which allows you to remove and replace the cartridge.
These cartridges cost any where between $10 and $15 each. But if you want a good deal, I would suggest purchasing your ink supplies from Costco Wholesale as they provide good prices on packages.
If you purchased the printer new, you would have had to install the print head before youput the cartridges in. The print head id he bit the cartridges clip into. So to remove the print head:
Open the cover, take out all five print cartridges and then lift the lever on the left of the print head and remove print head.
Hope this helps!
I don't recommend refilling your cartridges.If if is not done properly the will leak and create a mess in the machine. I would always recommend new manufactures cartridges or a reputable re manufacturer
Yes you can reset the chips, but you need to buy a resetter. A quality resetter is about $80. I would recommend buying refills from Cartridge World. They have good prices, a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and they take care of the mess of refilling and the expense of the resetter.