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Ink tanks are running low... BUT!

I keep getting error messages arise when I try to print - there are 2 types of error messages; 1) Your ink tanks are running low... problem is they're perfectly fine, full & new... 2) You have more than one yellow ink tank installed... problem is I'm well aware of the specifications, and I only have one yellow ink tank installed... I'm thinking it's a hardware problem??

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  • jebss32 Aug 16, 2007

    I also forgot to add, that when these error messages appear, my printer refuses to print anything at all, even after I click the OK message.

  • jebss32 Aug 29, 2007

    Okay, so my printer worked fine after I did everything in the first solution, but now (the 2nd time I've used it since I last had problems) it's playing up, displaying the same error messages again. The printer settings are fine also... which has me pretty annoyed - as you can imagine!

    Thanks for trying though, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. If you have anymore thoughts please let me know!

  • jebss32 Aug 30, 2007

    okay!! To start with, I had not changed any settings or installed any updates that could potentially have changed the printers operation ability, previous to these instances happening. The printer seemingly started spitting the dummy for no reason. The first couple of times it happened, I would turn off the printer and computer, then restart it - and generally speaking, the printer would print fine.

    The situation has got worse however, and the printer will display these error messages every time I go to print - eg. The ink tanks are running low (but they are actually full - and I have checked them...) or a message reading You have more than one yellow ink tank installed - (with which I haven't!).

    The first solution suggested unplugging the printer and doing a computer virus check. I did both, no viruses were found - my computer is up to date with virus protection etc... anyways when i did the first print job after this it worked fine. The problem has since been reoccurring after this however. I also checked for conflicting drivers (solution 2), but this did not appear as a problem, as my old printer driver has been fully removed, and only one driver is installed for this printer; the person I purchased my printer from (which is also the person I purchased my computer from) installed my new printer for me, and all that jazz.

    I have unplugged and replugged the printer and computer several times today, leaving a time of at least 3 - 4 hours between to clear the printers back up memory - read it on another solution for another printer on fixya.com - however the problem has only got worse; to the point that it reoccurrs now every time I turn the printer on. Pretty much, it won't enable me to print anything at the moment, becuase even after clicking the OK button to say ok - to the alert 'You have more than one yellow ink tank installed' - the print job automatically cancels, without an option for printing anyway.

    The printer is just over 12 months old... I'm fearing the worst...

  • jebss32 Sep 19, 2007

    yeah unfortunately i think my 12 month warranty ran out in the last 2 - 3 months, so i'm not really happy about it either... goodluck dealing with canon though... let me know how you go!

  • Barbie KingScott Aug 25, 2014

    I don't know if this will help at all, but since you don't use those printers very often, it might be a good idea to one by one remove each ink cartridge and clean off the metal contact strip things with ammonia. Dampen a section of the cloth with ammonia. Wipe off each each cartridge. Be sure to use a clean part of the cloth for each ink-producing smear. Do not soak the whole cloth in ammonia, just dampen a spot. Hope it helps. I had a printer repair guy tell me that when he did the same thing to an inkjet had.

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I am having the same problem (except with the Magenta tank) and I am beginning to think it is a hardware problem. I have tried all of the following: reset the printer cleared the memory reinstalled the tank reinstalled a tank I knew worked jebss32 perhaps we should start trying to deal directly with Canon.

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After turning your printer on hold the button with the triangle sign for more then 5 sec. . this will erase the memory of the inktcartidge then try to print again. Does it work? Hans v. N. from Holland

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Have you changed anything on your pc such as installed updates windows or interent settings, this can often adversely affect printer fuction as many printers cannot handle certain settings and operating environments. I would first clear all printing jobs (click on printer and select cancel print queue or similar message. Now turn printer off, disconnect all cords and usb cables. re plug and turn on and try again. You can also check printer driver function, go to start, control panel, perf and main, hardware, scroll down to your printer, see if any yellow exclamation marks. This could mean a driver problem. It may be incompatable if you have changed anything or it may be malfunctioning due to spyware or other. I also suggest running full anti spyware and virus checks. I all this fails, try uninstalling and reinstalling the printer.

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  • Geraldine Watts Aug 25, 2007

    Sometimes the printer can be set to print offline or pause, which can result in error messages, if it is actually trying to print. Go to printer properties, scroll down and uncheck any of above. Now restart pc, and try again. post again if not fixed.

  • Geraldine Watts Aug 30, 2007

    What are the exact things you did from solution one to get it running so we can narrow down the issues ie did you uninstall anss reinstall? post back please, i wuld love to get it running so you can live without printer stress, and still have hair left

  • Geraldine Watts Aug 31, 2007

    Ok, do not panic. But just as a precaution, how long is your warranty, some printers have 1, 2, 3, and 5 year warranties. Also as a precaution i hope you have your receipt. Printer was probably installed correctly, but sometimes they can already be faulty before you get them!!! I bought a brand new lexmark got it home, installed it and it printed fine a few times then notning! It had a faulty paper sensor and the store was obligated to give me a whole new printer, i just kept all the open software, and books, and they did a total printer replacement.
    Ok bzoe. Now we get tough on it. The problem may be corrupt drivers altogether. First, uninstall it completely, when ot is turned off and unconnected. Get your original disk, and make a back up copy of it. Reinstall the printer now with this new disk. Try to print now. Post back if no good.

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Shows code U165


This section explains the way to confirm the ink status and the procedure to replace ink tanks. When ink runs out or other errors occur, an error message is displayed on the LCD to inform you of the error. See "An Error Message Is Displayed on the LCD".
When printing from your computer, error messages appear on your computer screen as well.

NOTE

Be sure to install the ink tanks in the correct order indicated by the label on the Print Head Holder.
The machine will not print if an ink tank is installed in the incorrect position.
With the LCD of this MachineMake sure that the machine is turned on, then press the COPY, FAX, SCAN, or MEMORY CARD button. The current ink level will be displayed on the LCD for a few seconds.

g0011480_tcm14-605381.png(A) Confirm whether any symbols are displayed here.

g0011482_tcm14-605375.pngColor or black ink is low. You can continue printing for a while, but we recommend you to have a new ink tank available.g0011483_tcm14-605376.pngColor or black ink may have run out. See"An Error Message Is Displayed on the LCD".
REFERENCE

The ink status information is also displayed on the screen that appears during printing.
An error message may be displayed on the LCD during printing.

g0011494_tcm14-605377.pngMachine detected ink out condition. See "An Error Message Is Displayed on the LCD" and take appropriate action.
(B) Empty ink tank.With the Ink LampsYou can confirm the status of each ink tank by the ink lamps. Open the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) of the machine to confirm how the ink lamps light or flash.
  • Ink lamp is on

The ink tank is correctly set and there is enough ink remaining to print.
  • Ink lamp is flashing

Flashing slowly (at around 3-second intervals)

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Ink is low. You can continue printing for a while, but we recommend you to have a new ink tank available.
Flashing quickly (at around 1-second intervals)

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The ink tank is inserted in the wrong position or it is empty. Ensure that the ink tank is in the correct position as directed by the label on the Print Head Holder. If the position is correct and its lamp flashes, it is empty. Replace it with a new one.
  • Ink lamp is off

The ink tank is not set properly or the function for detecting the remaining ink level is disabled.

If the ink tank is not set properly, press the g0009324_tcm14-605384.png mark on the ink tank until the tank clicks into place. If it does not click into place, make sure that the orange protective cap has been removed from the bottom of the ink tank.
If the function for detecting the remaining ink level is disabled, replace the ink tank with anew one. See "Replacing Ink Tanks".
If the lamps are still off after reinserting the ink tanks, there has been an error and the
machine cannot print. Check the error message displayed on the LCD. See "An Error
Message Is Displayed on the LCD".
Getting the Clear Ink Status InformationClear ink is used only when printing on plain paper.
When Plain paper (Cassette) is selected for Media type and printing begins when clear ink (PGI-9Clear) is low, a message will be displayed in the LCD.

g0011497_tcm14-605385.png(A) Confirm whether a symbol is displayed here.

g0011502_tcm14-605378.pngThe clear ink is low. You can continue printing for a while, but we recommend you to have a new ink tank available.g0011503_tcm14-605379.pngThe clear ink tank is empty. See ""The clear ink tank is empty. Replacing the ink tank is recommended." U045" and take appropriate action.
NOTE

  • The ink status information is also displayed on the screen that appears during printing.
  • Clear ink is used only when printing on plain paper. Therefore, it is possible to print on photo paper, or any type of paper other than plain paper, loaded in the Rear Tray, even if clear ink has run out.

The following error message will be displayed on the LCD when the clear ink has run out during printing on plain paper.

g0011506_tcm14-605380.pngRefer to "Replacing Ink Tanks"If you continue printing under the clear ink out condition, see ""The clear Ink has run out. Replace the ink tank." U165/U166" and take appropriate action.When the clear ink hasrun out, printing on plain paper from the Cassette is not possible. The fax, which is received under the clear ink out condition, will be stored in memory.
NOTE

It is possible to print on photo paper, or any media type other than plain paper, loaded in the Rear Tray, even if clear ink has run out.

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I have a Canon MP510 printer and have changed the print cartridges many times for refills but am now always getting error 6502. I've tried turning it on and off, unplugging it, holding down power button...


hi,
you mentioned that you turn off and on these is on of the solution of your problem
but in your case it doesn't work

error 6502 arise when ink tanks not snapped properly
follow the steps below
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and pull open the paper output tray .
  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)
  3. Open the inner cover.


    CAUTION:
    a. Do not try to manually move or stop the Print Head Holder.
    b. Do not touch any metal parts.
  4. Press on the pushmark.gif mark on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.
note:
Make sure that the ink tank is inserted in the slot that corresponds to the ink tank's color.
5.Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.
lampslightred.gif
1 -tank installed properly
2-not installed properly


6. check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.

  • - On: The printer is ready to print.
  • - Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.
  • - Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.
  • - Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

  1. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    Note:
    1. When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam your finger.
    2. When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.


  2. regards,
  3. cseian

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I'm trying to use refilled ink cartridges in my Canon MP530, but I get a V (or U) 130 error message. Any thoughts?


CHECK INK
A.
U130

An ink tank that was once empty is installed.
Replace the ink tank.
Printing under the situation may damage the Print Head.
Canon shall not be liable for any machine malfunction or damage caused
by refilled ink tanks.
If you want to continue printing with the refilled ink tank installed, press
and hold the [Stop/Reset] for at least 5 seconds, and then release it. Using
refilled ink tanks are memorized.
* This operation will release the function for detecting the remaining ink
level

B.
i am not sure but is working on 520
1. print mono or print color for color
2.stop
3.ok
4.on/off
  1. Switch the printer OFF
  2. Press buttons 1 + 2 + 3 and 4 (simultaneously using four fingers)
  3. Keep pressing this four buttons for 10 seconds
  4. Release the On/Off button (number 4) (Keeping pressing the others)
  5. After a few seconds (when the printer go ON) you can release buttons 1, 2, 3
  1. Maybe step "c)" is not needed
  2. This procedure was used when I refilled the Black cartridge - try using the ColorCopy button instead of BlackCopy button (number 1) if you refill Color cartridge.
  3. Maybe there is no need for all the four buttons - you can try 1 + 4, 2 + 4 or 3 + 4. (or 1+2+4, 1+3+4, 2+3+4)

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We have a Dell 944 showing Error 1102 consult user guide...cannot find the user guide. We just replaced color ink cartridge with a re-processed one ordered online. Please advise...many thanks!.


Hi there
Dell Printer 944 error message 1102
Please unplug the printer from the wall. Now remove the power brick from the back of the printer for 60 seconds. Now plug everything back in. This will reset any error messages the printer has. Now open the printer with the power on and the cartridges should go to the center to be replaced. Take out both Dell Series 5 ink cartridges and make sure the tape is off the cartridges and insert both back in and make sure the seat properly and latch. Close the printer and it should print an alignment page. If you still get the error message

Why does my Dell ink cartridge level still show up as "low ink" after refilling them?
Dell ink cartridges have a sensor that reports the ink level as low once it reaches a certain level. The sensor can not
be reset. If you refill an ink cartridge that previously reported low ink, it may print fine, but the sensor will always
report low ink. Buying or replacing ink cartridges with new Dell cartridges will resolve the low ink message.

Dell discourages ink refills. Refilling ink may lead to print quality problems, and even eventual hardware problems.
This post is in no way a validation of refilling ink cartridges.

Why my printer is reporting “low ink" after using refilled/remanufactured ink cartridges?
Most ink cartridges have sensors that report the ink level. The “Low Ink” is usually the last sensor (fuse) before
running out of ink.

Since the sensors are fuses that open when the ink level drops, they cannot be reset. If you are using refill or
remanufactured ink cartridges, the best thing to do is to disable “ink alerts” on the printer’s software so you don’t keep
getting “low ink” messages.

To disable “Ink Alerts” on Dell inkjet printers:
1. Open the Dell printer software (All-In One Center, Tool Box, etc)
2. Go to Settings
3. Advanced
4. More Options
5. In the “Appearance Mode, window, check “Never display the Printing Status window” and “Display the low
ink alert only when the cartridges are almost empty.
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New printer. Black cartridge doesn't work. No black on test sheet


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Resetting the Ink Counter When an ink tank is replaced, the ink counter must be reset. The low ink warning is only displayed properly if the ink counter is reset.

Message Prompting Confirmation of Ink Tank Replacement
If an ink tank is removed, the printer will output a message prompting you to confirm replacement of the ink tank at the start of the next print job.
When an ink tank has been replaced, follow the procedure below to reset the ink counter. The low ink warning is only displayed properly if the ink counter is reset.
Important
If infrared communication is performed in Windows XP or Windows 2000, the printer will not output the message asking for confirmation of ink tank replacement.
Reset the ink counter from the printer driver when you replace the ink tank.

1 Check the message, and click Yes.

Note
Mistakenly clicking No instead, will prevent the low ink warning from functioning properly. If this happens, be sure to open the driver's Properties dialog box and manually reset the ink tank counter in the Maintenance tab.


2 Select the replaced ink tank, and click OK.
The dialog box allows you to select the replaced ink tank.
When both black and color ink tanks have been replaced, select both Black and Color.
If you have not replaced the ink tank with a new one, click Cancel.

Resetting the Ink Counter in Printer Properties dialog box

1 Open the Printer Properties dialog box and click the Maintenance tab.
2 Click Ink Counter Reset.
3 Select the newly installed ink tank, then click OK.

Sep 30, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP90 Mobile Printer

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New black cartridge installed. Won't print. HELP please.


Try

Resetting the Ink Counter When an ink tank is replaced, the ink counter must be reset. The low ink warning is only displayed properly if the ink counter is reset.

Message Prompting Confirmation of Ink Tank Replacement
If an ink tank is removed, the printer will output a message prompting you to confirm replacement of the ink tank at the start of the next print job.
When an ink tank has been replaced, follow the procedure below to reset the ink counter. The low ink warning is only displayed properly if the ink counter is reset.
Important
If infrared communication is performed in Windows XP or Windows 2000, the printer will not output the message asking for confirmation of ink tank replacement.
Reset the ink counter from the printer driver when you replace the ink tank.

1 Check the message, and click Yes.

Note
Mistakenly clicking No instead, will prevent the low ink warning from functioning properly. If this happens, be sure to open the driver's Properties dialog box and manually reset the ink tank counter in the Maintenance tab.


2 Select the replaced ink tank, and click OK.
The dialog box allows you to select the replaced ink tank.
When both black and color ink tanks have been replaced, select both Black and Color.
If you have not replaced the ink tank with a new one, click Cancel.

Resetting the Ink Counter in Printer Properties dialog box

1 Open the Printer Properties dialog box and click the Maintenance tab.
2 Click Ink Counter Reset.
3 Select the newly installed ink tank, then click OK

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The printer do not recognize the new replacement cartrige


I have many epson printer, some more than 5 years old. It's ok. some have printed more than 50.000pages, it's ok.
If Ink cartridge Unrecognizable, there are two posibilities : Chip Error at ink tank, or printer error. For chip error, try to plug the ink tank to another printer (same type). If the ink tank recognized by other printer, so the problem is printer.
So ;
1. Check chip conector at head carriage.
2. Check the wiring of the head, and chip.
If two point above is ok, the last action is check the power supply and board. It may be epprom is damage.

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IP 3300 refilling of ink tanks possible or not


Yes it is possible, Try injuctions to refill your cartidates.

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Error messages: U150 + Ink tank errors have occured


ON THE CHIPS, TRY CLEANING THEM WITH ALCOHOL (70%)

SOME BRANDS YOU CAN SHAKE THE CARTRDGES TO RESET THE INK COUNTER

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