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How do i turn off the ink sensor on ip4200

I have a cannon pixma 4200 that isnt reading the ink levels in 1 of the ink cartridges, Id like to turn off the sensor that reads the chip but cant figure out how. ive tried going into the properties and color managment but cant figure out how to turn them off.

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  • nigie May 26, 2009

    I have put a generic ink cartridge into my Canon Pixma iP-4200.  The printer won't print, telling me the following: 'Ink Info Number : 1683 The remaining level of the following ink cannot be correctly detected.  "Yellow [8]"  Replace the ink tank.'  The ink tank is brand new and completely full. 

    When I first received this message I went into Color Options and set Color Correction to 'None'.  This worked for quite a few print-outs: the option seemed to override the ink-level detection system and allowed me to print unimpeded (naturally colours were perfect).

    However now I'm getting the message again, and the above strategy no longer works.


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Replace the cardridge, thats pretty much your only option, canon do make lke 1% of the chips that are faulty or fail over time, if you insert another colour and it detects that as a wrong colour then the head is working ok, replace the cart and u should be ok, if its new return it you should get a replacement for fee if not call your canon office and explain that its new, it doesnt work, it reads others and the place where you bought it from wont replace it, they SHOULD send out a new one or credit you. canon are very good at this.


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