I refilled the black cartridge and the printer seems to resent it! Kept sending "low ink" message, but I could override that (there was a 'print anyweay' option). But now I'm getting message U130: "remaining level of ink cannot be correctly detected." And I can't find out how to override it. Must I forever pay ruinous prices for Canon cartridges?
Hello, I found this in a repair manual for the MP830. summery is to press and hold the stop/reset button for 5 or more seconds. I copied the info from the manual too.
The remaining ink amount
 (Applicable ink tank icon)
The remaining level of the following ink cannot be
An ink tank which has once been empty is
installed. Replace the applicable ink tank with
a new one.
Printing with a once-empty or refilled ink
tank can damage the print head.
If printing is continued without replacing the
refilled ink tank, press the Stop/Reset button
for 5 sec. or longer to record the use of a
refilled ink tank.
After the above operation, the function to
detect the remaining ink amount is disabled.
When you replaced the cartridge, did it ask if the color and black ink was replaced and did you answer yes for the black ink only? Either way, you can reset the ink counter for the black ink cartridge through the printer properties/maintenance or by simulating replacing the cartridge again. There shouldn't be any issue by not using canon cartridges.
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Some printers are designed to reject refilled cartridges, since self-refilled tanks "cheat" the printer manufacturer out of the obscene price they charge for refills. If your printer keeps working even when the message comes up, ignore it and keep on printing! If your printer stops printing, you may need to get a little tool -- usually available where you purchase your bulk ink -- that overrides or resets the cartridge so the printer thinks it's new.
Original Printer manufacturers do not recommend refilling in cartridges.
Different inks used in different cartridges differ in density, color, acidity etc. Usually refilling ink is made as universal ink. i.e. They produce the ink for 'any printer'.
The differences in the original and refiling inks might lead to the printer not recognizing the ink level.
Either buy a new cartridge or just ignore the messages.
There in lies the trouble with saving $ on refilled cartridges. Personally, I have never had luck with refilled (personally refilled or commercially refiled) cartridges. I don't know of a way to beat the Dell system, which was designed to be helpful and reduce your frustration due to poor printing. My experience is I ruined several printers before I put one and one together and found the printers failed because of the second rate cartridge's I was using.
Considering that, I use original manufacturers cartridges and I never have a problem. Yes, it costs a little more - but I print when I want to print and I always get good result.
Not the solution you were seeking but this is my experience. Thank you
The low ink cartridge warning is nothing to worry about. If it prints, it prints. Most modern printer cartridges have a chip on it which lets the printer know when the ink is low. When you run low on ink, it sends a message to the printer which sends a message to the computer telling you to refill the ink. The problem is that it doesn't go away once you refill the ink. It still prints, you just get a notification whenever you want to print. You can still use it up until that new cartridge runs out of ink. :)
I managed to successfully refill the black cartridge for the S305; I did it when the printer warned of 'very low black ink' (although it didn't print very well - i.e. grey - until the following day). It kept displaying 'low ink' but printed fine for a few months. I think if you can catch it before the printer decides it needs an 'official' refill or replacement then it works (although when exactly this is is a mystery, as it always displays 'low' for black ink). Yesterday, the printer decided it wouldn't print until the cartridge was changed. Refilled; waited for half a day;replaced several times; turned the printer on and off 5 times with no cartridge in (to see if it would wipe the printer's memory of the cartridge); and spent about 4 hours online trying to find a solution. If it starts working tomorrow, I'll let you know. I don't want to mess about with software that may reset the ink levels. (If anyone finds some that works, please post!) It looks like Lexmark have ensured they can pile in the cash with their original cartridges. I've heard about generic cartridges that are chipped to avoid the above problem - I'll visit my local refill store soon. There must be a way round this! Cheers, Fronter
No way 2 override the message.
Printer works on a combination of both black and color ink to print those perfect pictures and documents.
If it is showing color ink needs replacement,you ve 2 change it in order to print even in black and white.
The ink level gauge may not work properly with refilled cartridges. Because of this, you might get low ink message after refilling. To install the refilled cartridge you might need to override the ink level gauge. Overriding the ink level gauge disables the printer’s ink level tracking feature, but allows you to use refilled cartridges. To override the ink level gauge, please check your printer reference guide. After disabling the ink level tracking feature you should check the ink level visually and as soon as the ink level gets low you need to refill the cartridge. You do not want to try to print with an empty cartridge. Trying to print with an empty cartridge may damage your print-heads.
otherwise you will have to replace the cartridge .
This maybe in the manual under ink tank replacement, most cannons have this, but keep in mind that sometimes the ink feed tubes to the print head get clogged and then the printer will report no ink at all, these cansometimes be cleaned by soaking them in acholol
Lexmark and Dell use a sensor in the cartridge to sense a low ink level. Once the sensor has been activated, you cannot reset it. The printer should work fine except for the fact that you'll have to override the "low ink" message on your computer.
Manufacurers don't make money on printer hardware. All the money is made from ink replacement, so they make it as difficult as possible to use anything other than the stuff you buy from them. Some (HP) put in chips for an "expiration" of the ink/toner. Go beyond the expiration date, the thing won't work.