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Ink is low unable to scan/fax

I can't seem to bypass the 'check ink' message and the alarm light is on, however, I don't want to print I just want to scan or fax

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I had the same problem. I had just installed new black ink cartridge and had the same problem "CHECK INK" and alarm light is on. My color ink had just runned out. I was just about to go buy the color ink to see if it would fix the problem but decided to try it one more time. This is what to do..Click on the print command and a cannon message will pop up saying that you have no ink (it being the black or the color) then you will get the CHECK INK message all you have to do is PRESS the "Stop/ Reset" button for atleast 5 seconds and it will let you print..

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Canon wants to sell ink cartridges. That's how they make their money. No way around this problem without installing new ink.

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This error occurs when printer fails detecting ink level or printer assume that no ink in the cartridge. We cannot use print, copy,scan, and fax function before the problem fixed. It's recommended for you to replace ink cartridge. To continue using the printer without replacing the cartridge we must deactivate ink level detection function. Be aware that printing in this condition can damage the printer while sending fax or scan is not problem.

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Original source: http://ij-forum.blogspot.com/2008/12/error-message-check-ink-u162u163.html#ixzz2Cpr4Be1K

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Original source: http://ij-forum.blogspot.com/2008/12/error-message-check-ink-u162u163.html#ixzz2Cpr4Be1K

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