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Ink replacement but not completely out

Our machine has from the beginning, stopped printing anything when it thinks it is out of ink. I check the cartridge and it is low, but there is a lot of ink still in cartridge? When I shut the lid, it then asks if I have replaced the ink cartridge. I say no and it cleans the ink cartridge, and then reverts back to the whole sequence again. The only thing seems I can do is, always replace?? This is costley because I have 4/5 cartridges with ink in them. HELP

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  • Sparklbugy Sep 19, 2007

    Opps We have a multi function MC-5100 C

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You can use ducttape to stick around the black flag which can be seen from outside. This signals the printer that the cartridge is full. But you should not print until the cart is absolutley empty! This will seriously damage the printhead! (search internet >>

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How to remove the ink cartridges?


r_1.gif Make sure that the printer is on. The fontp.gif power light should be on, but not flashing. r_2.gif Open the printer cover. r_3.gif Press the fontb1.gif maintenance button. The print head moves to the black or color ink cartridge replacement position, the fontp.gif power light begins to flash, and the fontb1.gif error light begins to flash or remains on. When both cartridges are out of ink, the print head moves to the black ink cartridge replacement position first. After replacing the black cartridge, press the fontb1.gif maintenance button again to switch to the color cartridge replacement position. 98a04.gif r_4.gif Lift up the ink cartridge clamp as far as it will go. The cartridge rises partly out of the cartridge holder. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it properly. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it. 98a05.gif r_5.gif Remove the new ink cartridge from its protective bag. Next, remove only the yellow tape seal from the cartridge. Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. 98a06.gif r_6.gif Place the ink cartridge into the ink cartridge holder, and then close the ink cartridge clamps. Do not apply excessive force to the cartridge. 98a07.gif r_7.gif Close the printer cover. r_8.gif Press the fontb1.gif maintenance button. The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system. This process takes about thirty seconds to complete. When the ink charging process is finished, the printer returns the print head to its home position, the fontp.gif power light stops flashing and remains on, and the fontb1.gif error light goes out. 98a08.gif If you feel that my answer helped you then please give a vote for my answer.

Apr 04, 2011 | Epson Stylus C43UX InkJet Printer

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Why does it say change cartage and cyan?


You're out of Cyan (blue) ink, or at least the machine thinks you are. You need an LC51C cartridge. Open the door to the right of the paper cassette to access it.
The machine checks the cartridge by shining a light through the clear rib in the edge that goes in first. Hold the cartridge level and look though the rib. if there's no ink in it, tip the edge down and watch ink flow in. The machine will refuse to print when you are low on ink, because if you run out completely, air will get into the tubes, then the print nozzles might dry out and clog.
If the cartridge is still full so it shows when held level, try this:

Unplug the machine's power.
Pull out all four inks and set them aside. Set them on a plate or something that won't stain if it gets ink on it.
Plug the power back in.
The machine will complain that there is no ink. I think it will tell you to replace a certain color first, probably black. Follow the display's instructions, replacing each color in order.
Close the ink cover.

Sometimes the optical sensors get out of whack and don't detect ink even when the cartridge is full. The procedure above gives the machine a chance to readjust those sensors, and you're ready to print again.

If a cartridge is low on ink, this won't help. You need to buy ink.

There have been some reports of the sensors getting knocked loose and unable to "see' the ink, no matter what you do. If so, it's due for some serious disassembly, but I haven't seen that happen.

Feb 16, 2011 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Black ink seems to be clogged even after putting in a new cartridge.


Try thi:

Cleaning the Print Head
  1. Press the Ink, Ink/Reports, Ink Management/Reports or Ink Management key.

  2. Use the up or down navigation key to select CLEANING.

  3. Press Menu/Set to confirm your choice.

  4. Use the up or down navigation key to select the color that is not printing
    -OR-
    Select ALL if more than one color is not printing.

  5. Press Menu/Set to confirm you choice.

  6. The machine should begin cleaning automatically, and the LCD will alternately show "CLEANING" and "PLEASE WAIT". When the machine completes its cleaning cycle, the LCD will display the date and time.

  7. Test by printing the "Print Quality Check Sheet":

    1. Press the Ink, Ink/Reports, Ink Management/Reports or Ink Management key.
    2. Use the up or down navigation key to select TEST PRINT.
    3. Press Menu/Set to confirm your choice.
    4. Use the up or down navigation key to select PRINT QUALITY.
    5. Press Menu/Set to confirm your choice. Press the Color(Colour) Start key to print the Test Sheet.
If one or more of the ink colors is still missing from the printed page, repeat the print head cleaning steps listed above up to 4 more times. After each cleaning, print the Print Quality Check Sheet to see if there is any improvement.

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How do you load new printer cartriges


To replace an ink cartridge using the fonth.gif ink button, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure that the printer is on. The fontp.gif power light should be on, but not flashing.
2. Lower the output tray, then open the printer cover.
3. Press the fonth.gif ink button. The print head moves to the ink cartridge replacement position, the fontp.gif power light begins to flash, and the fonth.gif ink out light corresponding to the ink cartridge that needs to be replaced begins to flash or remains on.
4. Open the cartridge cover. Pinch the sides of the ink cartridge that you want to replace. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it properly. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
5.Remove the new ink cartridge from its protective bag. Place the ink cartridge vertically into the cartridge holder. Then, push the ink cartridge down until it clicks into place. Do not apply excessive force to the cartridge.
6. When you are finished replacing the cartridge, close the cartridge cover and the printer cover.
7. Press the fonth.gif ink button. The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system. The fonth.gif ink lights start flashing. This process takes about one minute to complete. When the ink charging process is finished, the printer returns the print head to its home position. The fontp.gif power light will stop flashing and remain on, and the fonth.gif ink out light will turn off. The fontp.gif power light will continue to flash while the printer is charging ink. Never turn off the printer while this light is flashing.




Nov 19, 2010 | Epson Office Equipment & Supplies

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The yellow ink will not print. There is definitely ink in the cartridge. I have tried the cleaning process 4 times.


  1. Print a Print Quality Check Sheet.


    1. Press the Ink or Ink Management button.

    2. Press the up or down arrow key to choose Test Print. Press OK.

    3. Press the up or down arrow key to choose Print Quality. Press OK.

    4. Press Color(Colour) Start.


  2. Closely examine the Print Quality Check Sheet. Each of the four colors is represented by a slanted square pattern made up of individual blocks. The colors should appear in the following order from left to right: Black - Yellow - Cyan - Magenta.

  1. The LCD asks you if the print quality is OK for black and the three colors. Choose No.

  2. The LCD asks you if you want to start cleaning. Choose Yes. The machine starts cleaning the print head.

  3. When the machine completes cleaning the print head, press Color(Colour) Start. Another Print Quality Check Sheet will print.


  4. Repeat the cleaning and the quality check process following the Step 7-9.

  5. Compare the second or third Print Quality Check Sheet with the first one you printed in Step 1:
    1. Press Stop/Exit.

Note We do not recommend frequent unplugging and re-plugging of the machine and/or leaving the machine unplugged for extended periods of time.

  • To maintain premium print quality, our product is designed to automatically clean the print head periodically. When the machine is unplugged, it will not complete the periodic cleanings needed to ensure ink does not dry in the print head and may cause poor print quality.

  • Machines with a Message Center or Fax Preview have a 24 hour memory backup. All other machines have a 1 hour memory backup. If a machine is unplugged beyond the memory capability, the clock data is lost and causes the machine to reset. When the machine is plugged back into the outlet, the internal clock resets and the machine will automatically start a cleaning process causing the consumption of ink.
We recommend using the On/Off or Power Save button to power down the machine. Using the On/Off or Power Save button allows minimal power to the machine ensuring periodic cleanings of the print head occur only when necessary and needed information remains in memory.


Caution
  • Cleaning the print head consumes ink. Cleaning too often uses ink unnecessarily.

  • DO NOT touch the print head. Touching the print head may cause permanent damage and may void the print head's warranty.

  • Brother strongly recommends that you do not refill the ink cartridges provided with your machine. We also strongly recommend that you continue to use only Genuine Brother Brand replacement ink cartridges. Use or attempted use of potentially incompatible ink and/or cartridges in the Brother machine may cause damage to the machine and/or may result in unsatisfactory print quality. Our warranty coverage does not apply to any problem that is caused by the use of unauthorized third party ink and/or cartridges. To protect your investment and obtain premium performance from the Brother machine, we strongly recommend the use of Genuine Brother Supplies.
    > Brother Genuine Supplies information

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Hi, (MX850) My blue ink has stopped printing. I




Performing Maintenance:




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.
Step 1
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern.




If lines are missing or if white streaks appear


Step 2
Print Head Cleaning.

If the problem is not resolved after performing Print Head Cleaning twice


After cleaning the Print Head, print and examine the nozzle check pattern (Step 1) again.


Step 3
Print Head Deep Cleaning.



If Print Head Deep Cleaning does not resolve the problem, turn off the machine and perform another Print Head Deep Cleaning after 24 hours. If the problem is still not resolved and if you are sure that the ink didn't run out, then the Print Head may be damaged. Contact your Canon service representative.

Hope this helps.
All the best.

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Black ink won't print


check printer preferences and settings.

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Ink module will not center itself


  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button (MP500) or manually pull open the paper output tray

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)


    NOTE: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.
  4. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.

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    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.

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    <4> Tape is completely removed.


    <5> Tape remains.

  5. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.

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    CAUTION: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.

  6. Insert ink tanks into the print head.


    NOTE: Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

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  7. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    Note : MP500 shown.


    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.


    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.


    NOTE: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.


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


    CAUTION: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.


    Memo: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.


Ink Tank Lamp indications
You can 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.

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Inaccurate error message


According to Canon's website:

Details Print Friendly Version Issue: ERROR LCD: More than one ink tank of the following color is installed U071
Solution: Replace defective ink tank (MP500 / MP800)

Replacing An Ink Tank Use the following procedure to replace empty ink tanks or when an ink tank error appears.
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.).

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  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.

  4. Press the ink tank's tab (1), then remove it from the slot (2).

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  5. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.

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    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.

    05sj00141_06.jpg


    <4> Tape is completely removed.

    <5> Tape remains. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.

    Caution: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.

  6. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

    Note: Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

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  7. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.


    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.

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

    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.

Ink Tank Lamp indications
You can 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.

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