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New ink cartridges show as empty

I correctly installed new ink cartridges in my Canon mx310 and the printer thinks they are empty and won't print

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usually there is a menu in the printer itself. does it have its own little screen? if so go to tools or setup n look around to find default or reset n hit ok.....lemme know what happens

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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ok I figured out what to do. Open the over take out all your ink cartriages. Then flip the print head level on the left hand side up and squeeze the top of the print head (where all your ink sits on) and lift it up. You may want to blow off any dust that may be in there and put the peint head back and replace al your ink put the level down and you should be good to go if not you may have to replace the head.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Reset ink level on CANON MP 140 PIXMA PRINTER

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.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: canon mx310 feeds paper w/out printing

Normal 0 Could have a corrupt driver.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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i think all printers do not print if one of the separate color cartridges is empty. check ink and replace. hope this will help.

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Hi, I have the Canon Pixma MX310 and I tried to replace the ink cartridge but I messed i up and I still don't know how to replace it... I think it's error 5100 or something because it says it on...


Installing ink cartridges:
Make sure that the machine is turned on, lift the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) with both hands, then pull the Scanning Unit Support (A) down into place.Take out a new cartridge from its casing and gently remove the orange protective tape in the direction of the arrow.Note: - Do not attempt to reattach the protective tape once you have removed it.do not touch the gold electrical contacts or the print head nozzles after removing the protective tape.Insert the ink cartridge into the ink cartridge holder.- Black: the left slot- Color: the right slot*
  1. *One black cartridge and one color cartridge must be installed in the machine in order for the printer to operate. It does not matter if the capacities (Standard or High) do not match.

  2. Push up on the front of the cartridge until it locks into place. (A click sound will be heard when the cartridge is locked in place.)Confirm that the ink cartridges are installed properly.OR

  3. <1> The ink cartridge is not installed properly.

    <2> The ink cartridge is installed properly.

  4. Fold the scanning unit support and close the scanning unit (printer cover).

  5. Wait until the preparatory operation is complete; it takes about one to two minutes.
Removing Ink Cartridges:
  1. After confirming that the printer is powered on, open the scanning unit (printer cover). The ink cartridge holder moves to the replacement position.

  2. Press down on the semi-circular tab to release the cartridge and then remove it.
  3. Remove and replace each cartridge individually. Or, remove the second cartridge after the first has been removed.

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I installed new b&w & color cartridges and the


in your printer try to press on the restart button and hold it for about 8 to 10 seconds. by the way the ink cartridges that you installed are the genuine ink cartridges, if not then its gonna be normal that it won't detect as new.

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I have canon mx310 which is telling me both color and black ink levels are low. when i print, only color prints - no black. i've also been told NOT to replace cartridges unless it says they're...


Check the cartridges, if empty then replace them.
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent inkdrying out in the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages,then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer thanreplace the print head.

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I have changed the colour ink on my canon mp460 but it still say empty


CL41, this is the one you are using for your cartridge.

Did you change your cartridge with brand new one or refilled one??

If you did with refilled one, the ink level won't go back with full.

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This is the method how printer measures the ink level.

1. Each cartridge has a serial number.
2. As soon as installation in printer, printer recognizes the cartridge by serial #.
3. And the printer starts to count the printing document.
4. After reaching certain print counting, the ink level will show "low ink"

So my answer is even if you refilled your cartridge, the ink level won't change,
since printer cannot weight the cartridge or.....some other technology to measure each color ink level.

Thanks.

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did you get a brand name canon pg40 or pg 50 ink cartridge, i replaced the one at works black cartridge with an eco refilled cartridge and it still showed up empty even though i know it wasn't. its canons way of making sure you buy canon. there are ways around it though. hit menu navigate to "rx settings" hit okay then hit okay on "autoprint rx" make sure it is set to on and hit okay, then make sure "print when no ink" is also set to on and hit okay again. it will now automatically print even if the machine thinks there is little or no ink. cheaper knock off cartridges here we come!

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I cannot get printer to recognize new or refilled cartridges. How do I reset Cannon MX310 to see new cartridges?


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The printer shows empty cartridges but it will printing.
If you put a new cartridges the printer will recognize it automatically.

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Printer not recognizing the new color cartridge


turn back your old color ink -> do cleaning page few times -> replace new one if the problem persist -> change color ink if the problem persist again -> change cartridge

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