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Ink cartridge cannot be recognised

My MP460 was working OK no problem, then displayed the message: "The following ink cartridge cannot be recognised" The little picture underneath just shows a little black & colour cartridge. The cartridges were working priopr to this message.

Thanks for your help,

Regards
Andy Farrer

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  • farrerandy Feb 05, 2009

    Thanks mate afraid it didnt work

  • Jeremy Reddick
    Jeremy Reddick May 11, 2010

    Have you tried reinstalling the driver?

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My solution is not to take the word of cack-handed amateurs like the one who suggested the eraser technique - this is just Canon holding us to ransom by making us buy their overpriced consumables. I would rather there were no fancy electronic monitoring systems - give me the good old days when there was no (expensive, ironically adding to the sky high cost) technique other than to know your print was fading.

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Take the cartridges out and clean the electricial contacts with a pencil eraser, the reinstall them. 

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