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Not recognize ink cartrdige Canon 6700D

The printer is always telling me that it doesn't recognize the Photo Cyan cartridge. I re-install it and the problem stays, the cartridge is not empty.

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Exactly the same problem. Keep telling me that it cannot recognize the cyan cartrige

  • bob_cookson Mar 30, 2009

    I have the same problem - it says it fails to identify the canon cyan ink catridge. I have installed a new cartridge, but it still persists

  • FixUs Mar 31, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem; the printer keeps telling me that it doesn't recognise the "Cyan" cartridge. Before I just re-inserted the cartridge and then it worked again, but now that trick doesn't seem to work anymore! And cleaning the contacts on the cardridge didn't help either. Looks like a common problem with this printer...

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Best thing to do is just replace the the indicated ink cartridge. Reason being is that even though the cartridge still has ink in it, it is the metal contacts on the cartridge that have to communicate with the printers on-board memory. If the contacts on the cartridge are fouled and are not communicating with the printer, the cartridge is telling the printer that "I am empty and I need to be replaced", even if it is full of ink. This would apply to all six cartridges.

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