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My problem is error for printer canon pixma mp 550. The screen showes me error u072, some ink tanks are not installed properly. I think everythink is ok. How can I solve this problem? Thanks for response.

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I believe that he is reffering to the waste ink tank where the cartriges stop to the right when not being used. There are two small foam pads over there.
I cleaned mine by opening lid and have carriage run to the left, then I reach in with a q-tip and press down repeatly until q-tips are almost clean. You will need a flashlight to see waht you are doing.

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How to reset the Canon MP150 after a refill (Step 10 concerns refill; instructions below the steps):
Method1 (Safe Factory Method):
1) Disconnect the printer’s power outlet
2) Press and hold the power button while connecting the power outlet back.
3) While still holding down the power button, press the reset button twice.(red circle with a triangle)
4) Release the power button
The printer takes about 10 seconds to show the number 0.
5) Press + to change the value from 0 to 1.
6) When this value is 1, press colour button; this will light up two leds.
One is for plain paper and the other for photo paper. At this point is feed the printer with paper.
7) Press the power button twice and the printer will print a some stuff (if it doesn't print by itself, then press the "color" button once and the test sheet will print). Don’t worry much about the printed material. I got some stripped lines and some numbers. I believe that my colour cartridge is clogged which is why I got the green strips.
When you print this sheet the value in the display returns to zero.
8 ) Open the printer cover cover (not the scanner cover) and remove the cartridges. With the printer still open, disconnect the power outlet.
9) Close the lid and turn on the printer.
10) Refill cartridges and place them back in their nice little abode in the printer.

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There's a small switch under where the ink tank goes on the left side of the carriage. You have to make sure you install the right side of the ink first, under the lip, and then press down the left side. When the switch goes bad, you need a new carriage which means you get a new print engine. Costs as much as a new printer.

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    this is a link to my hosting site where you can download the software reset tool for a the MP models...
    To reset waste ink counter at printers canon pixma MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP450 and MP460 there any 2 choice, that is :
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    • Click Reset Main (main) to reset waste ink counter and then click Reset Platen button (additional)
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    Everything was working fine, i ran out of ink in all tanks so i only replaced both black tanks they are in properly, well the light isnt blinking on them anymore it is solid red. but when i close the cover...

    Hi there,
    Error U072
    Causes : * Some ink tanks are not installed in place.
    * More than one ink tanks of the same color are installed.
    Action : Replace all the ink tanks as they are empty. Confirm that the ink tank are installed in the appropriate positions.

    Hope this helps.
    Have a good day.

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