Question about Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Says more than one yellow cartridge is installed

My Canon Pixma MP 830 is giving me an error message that more than one yellow cartridge is intalled. Of course it's wrong: I have all 5 orginal cartridges installed, and there's plenty of ink in the yellow one.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • oep6 May 30, 2009

    Yes, I tried unplugging, and tried hitting the reset button--but that just elicits a beep.

  • oep6 May 31, 2009

    The printer won't let me do any cleaning because of the (supposed) multiple installations of the same color ink. I tried manually cleaning with a q-tip and isopropyl alcohol, but that didn't resolve it either. I assume I need to get a new yellow ink cartridge. (I tried putting another color in the yellow slot and it didn't blink the way it does for the yellow cartridge, so I assume the cartridge is faulty.)
    Thanks for trying!

  • meteshadow May 11, 2010

    of course you tired plug out and in ?



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 489 Answers

You may recover the printhead by unclogging it. Follow these steps to unclog the printhead:

  • Right click in the printer driver name
  • Select Properties menu
  • Click Maintenance tab
  • Click on Cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning

Posted on May 30, 2009

  • meteshadow May 31, 2009

    can you check the link



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is error e5 in mp 198 printer

E5 - The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed , or the ink cartridges are not installed properly..

  • In certain models of Canon Pixma printers such as the Canon MP160 and Canon MP150, you may receive an E5 error when trying to print. In this state, you will not be able to use any of the functions of your printer. The error itself is an ink cartridge error. It may be that you are using generic or off-brand ink cartridges in your Canon Pixma printer. Canon Pixma printers do not work with other brands of print cartridges; invest in Canon brand ink cartridges and this should take care of your problem.
  • Nov 18, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

    1 Answer

    Canon pixma mp 830 on my fax activity report I

    Yes,it means the fax did not go through,it will show OK on the report if it was succesfull

    Jun 29, 2009 | Canon imageRunner C3100 Copier

    1 Answer

    Refill canon pixma mp 150

    Yes you could refill those types of cartridges, but i would not suggest it! Unoriginal ink will cause loss of quality and also if not sealed correctly it could spill allover the printer and will certainly cause damage.

    Jul 29, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

    1 Answer

    Use of High yield Cartridges in Canon Pixma 150

    have u tried to remove the cartridge again, proably some contact problem

    May 27, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

    1 Answer

    Canon Pixma MP 780

    This may seem to be a stupid question but, is it the right cartridge?

    Is it a genuine Canon cartridge or an aftermarket replacement that "suits" your printer? If the latter, try getting a genuine Canon cartridge and install that and see if you get the same error message.

    If you still get the same message, take it to a repairer and get them to check it out for you.

    Good luck.

    Mar 26, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

    122 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

    old marine
    old marine

    Level 3 Expert

    2105 Answers

    Donald DCruz
    Donald DCruz

    Level 3 Expert

    17130 Answers

    Doctor PC
    Doctor PC

    Level 3 Expert

    7733 Answers

    Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides