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MP 730 Printer alert flashing "wrong cartridge"

The alert is flashing "wrong cartridge" and won't let me do maintenance or print anything. Status comes up on my computer saying "printer not responding" as well. I've re installed, powered off, restarted, nothing seems to be working and the printer alert won't reset. HELP?

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  • Tim Mendoza Mar 05, 2009

    I have plenty of ink.....it's some other problem......i've tried replacing the ink cartridges already....thanks anyway

  • freakinout76 Mar 07, 2009

    i have the same thing has this helped anyone else

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    All of a sudden my MP730 started flashing "wrong cartridge" for no reason. It will not perform any functions. I even tried replacing the black ink tank in case the one inside was defective. No luck. I don't understand what cartridge it is flashing about since the Canon innk tanks are referred to just that--"ink tanks". Please advise if anyone out there knows what to do.

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I had the same problem. I removed the cartridges and then the printerhead. I cleaned the printerhead with a piece of cloth and then replaced it and then the cartridges. This seems to have fixed the "wrong cartridge" problem for now. I was told by a friend that if the problem persits, replacing the printerhead may be a more permanent solution, but no guarantee.

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I think your cartridge has expired, you need to buy another one. Canon is ****

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My printer is blinking green light in every 5 seconds. i am give test print but is not came to print




Ready and Error Lights (EPL-6200L only)
The Ready (green) and Error (red) lights on the top of the printer may be the first indication of trouble. The status of the lights, on, off or flashing, indicates your printer status, as described below. The Status Alert window in the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility indicates what type of error has occurred and offers you a possible solution. Look through this section to find the kind of problem you have, then try the recommended solutions in the order they are presented until your problem is solved.
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a. Error light (red)
b. Ready light (green)

Status/Error/Warning
INDICATOR LIGHTS
Ready
Error
Service Required (controller error)
OFF
> Service Required (engine error)
> > Service Required (protocol error)
> > Output Paper Jam
> > Paper Jam
> > Paper Out/Feed Jam
> > No Developer Cartridge Installed
> > Wrong Developer Cartridge Installed
> > Installed Developer Cartridge is Not a Genuine EPSON Product
> > Developer Cartridge Memory Error
> > Toner Out
> > Front Cover Open
> > Output Cover Open
> > Printing on Incorrect Paper Size
> > Unsupported Paper Size
> > Time Out Error
> > Insufficient Memory to Print Current Page
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Not All Pages Are Printed
> OFF
Warming Up
> OFF
Replace Photoconductor Unit
> OFF
Toner Low
> OFF
Installed Developer Cartridge is Not a Genuine EPSON Product Warning
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Sleep mode
> OFF
Ready
> OFF
Printing
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Processing Data
> OFF
> Note: > If the problem remains after trying the suggestions in this section, contact your dealer or a qualified service representative for assistance.

Service Required (controller error)

Control panel: Error light on
A controller error has been detected. Turn off the printer, wait 5 seconds and then turn it back on. If all the lights come on again, turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and contact a qualified service representative.

Service Required (engine error)

Control panel: Ready and Error lights flashing
A print engine error has been detected. Turn off the printer, wait 5 seconds and then turn it back on. If the lights come on again, turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and contact a qualified service representative.

Service Required (protocol error)

Control panel: Ready light flashing, Error light on
A protocol error has been detected. Turn off the printer, wait 5 seconds and then turn it back on. If the lights come on again, turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and contact a qualified service representative.

Output Paper Jam

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
Indicates that there may be a paper jam inside the printer. Open the printer's output cover, remove any jammed paper, and close the cover. The error will automatically clear itself and the jammed page's print data is reprinted.

Paper Jam

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
Indicates that there may be a paper jam inside the printer. Open the printer's front cover, remove any jammed paper, and close the cover. The error will automatically clear itself and the jammed page's print data is reprinted.

Paper Out/Feed Jam

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
Indicates that there is either no paper loaded in the printer, or there is a paper jam in the feed slot.
If no paper is loaded, load paper into the MP tray, then open and close the printer's front cover. See Loading Paper for instructions on loading paper.
You can clear the error by pressing Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears.
If paper is loaded, then there is a paper jam in the feed slot. See Clearing Jammed Paper for instructions on clearing paper jams. The error is automatically resolved upon clearing the jammed paper and opening and closing the printer's front cover.

No Developer Cartridge Installed

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
Either the developer cartridge is not installed or is installed incorrectly. Check to see if the developer cartridge is properly installed and follow the instructions under Developer Cartridge to install or reinstall it.

Wrong Developer Cartridge Installed

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
Either the installed developer cartridge is defective, or it is not the right one for your printer model. Replace it with a new or correct developer cartridge by following the instructions under Developer Cartridge.

Installed Developer Cartridge is Not a Genuine EPSON Product

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
The installed developer cartridge is not a genuine EPSON product. The use of such products may damage the printer and cause the print quality to decrease. Remove the currently installed cartridge and replace it with a genuine EPSON cartridge by following the instructions under Developer Cartridge.
To continue using the currently installed developer cartridge, press Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears to clear the error.

Developer Cartridge Memory Error

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
A memory read/write error has occurred. Try reinstalling the developer cartridge or replacing the current cartridge with a new one by following the instructions under Developer Cartridge. If this still does not resolve the problem, turn the power off and then on again.

Toner Out

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
The developer cartridge is out of toner. Replace the developer cartridge by following the instructions under Developer Cartridge. To clear this error and print a single sheet, press Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears to clear the error. After that, this error will occur again until the developer cartridge is replaced. If you set the Toner Out Error setting to Off, you can continue printing even when this error occurs.

Front Cover Open

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
The printer's front cover is open. Make sure that the printer's front cover is closed properly by opening and closing it again.

Output Cover Open

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
The printer's output cover is open. Make sure that the printer's output cover is closed properly by opening and closing it again.

Printing on Incorrect Paper Size

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
The paper loaded in the paper source does not match the required paper size. Replace with paper of the correct size and click Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears. If you want to change printer driver settings, click Stop.

Unsupported Paper Size

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
The specified paper size is not supported by this printer, or the paper feed direction is incorrect. To continue printing from the page after the page that caused the error, click Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears. If you want to change printer driver settings, click Stop.

Time Out Error

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
Data transmission from the computer to the printer is interrupted and a timeout error has occurred. Click Print Again on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears to resume printing. If printing does not resume, or if you want to change printer driver settings, click Stop.

Insufficient Memory to Print Current Page

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
The printer does not have sufficient memory to print the current page. To continue printing from the page after the page that caused the error, click Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears. If you want to change printer driver settings, click Stop.

Paper Size Warning

Control panel: Ready light on
The size of the paper that fed through the printer does not match the specified paper size. Click Close on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears to dismiss the warning.

Not All Pages Are Printed

Control panel: Ready light on
This warning is displayed if an Insufficient Memory to Print Current Page error has occurred while Auto Continue is set to On. Click Close on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears to dismiss the warning.

Warming Up

Control panel: Ready light flashing
Indicates that the printer is warming up to process and print data.

Replace Photoconductor Unit

Control panel: Ready light flashing (flashes at longer intervals than usual)
Indicates that the photoconductor unit is close to the end of its service life (less that 5%). Prepare a new photoconductor unit to replace the current one. See Photoconductor Unit for instructions.
To temporarily dismiss the warning, click Close on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears. Resetting the photoconductor unit also clears the warning.

Toner Low

Control panel: Ready light flashing (flashes at longer intervals than usual)
Indicates that the developer cartridge is nearly out of toner. Prepare a new developer cartridge to replace the current one. See Developer Cartridge for instructions.

Installed Developer Cartridge is Not a Genuine EPSON Product Warning

Control panel: Ready light flashing (flashes at longer intervals than usual)
This is a warning to inform you that the installed developer cartridge is not a genuine EPSON product. The use of such products may damage the printer and cause the print quality to decrease. Remove the currently installed cartridge and replace it with a genuine EPSON cartridge by following the instructions under Developer Cartridge.
To temporarily dismiss the warning, click Close on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears.

Sleep mode

Control panel: Ready light on
Indicates that the printer is in energy-saving mode. The printer goes into standby due to inactivity. If the Sleep mode is enabled, the printer goes into standby in 15 minutes.

Ready

Control panel: Ready light on
Indicates that the printer is ready to print.

Printing

Control panel: Ready light flashing
Indicates that the printer is printing data.

Processing Data

Control panel: Ready light flashing
Indicates that the printer is processing data.

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