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Check ink U071 cyan

I replace my ink catridge but it appears to check the ink U071 cyan and when i try to do printing it said more than one ink tank of the following color is installed.Cyan(8)
use one ink tank per color per time

What should i do to solve this problem and start printing again??

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    the cyan ink constantly gives a "check ink" message and will not print.  It has plenty of ink.  It has happened with new cartridges and old.  It may take one to 50 times of taking it out and putting it back, then it may work.  To say the least it is very frustrating.  I am ready to buy anther printer and this is not a year old.

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Are you using genuine ink cartridges? If not, then perhaps there is no microchip on your ink cartridge. You can take the old chip off your used cartridge and put it on this cartridge and see if this solves your problem.

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Details Print Friendly Version Issue: ERROR LCD: More than one ink tank of the following color is installed U071
Solution: Replace defective ink tank (MP500 / MP800)

Replacing An Ink Tank Use the following procedure to replace empty ink tanks or when an ink tank error appears.
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  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

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  3. Open the inner cover.

  4. Press the ink tank's tab (1), then remove it from the slot (2).

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  5. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.

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    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.

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    <4> Tape is completely removed.

    <5> Tape remains. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.

    Caution: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.

  6. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

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  7. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.


    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.

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