My pixma mp 830 keeps telling me that I have more than one of the black ink cartriges installed, but I don't. Sometimes, if I take it out and put it back in, I can get the printer to work temporarily. What should I do? It's really annoying!
This is not a solution only a further comment. I replaced the Canon with another brand . However before trashing it I tried a third tank. This tank brought the machine back to life and sixty days later it is functioning without problems. My guess would be extremely poor quality control on the circuits on the tanks. Their attempts to maximize profits on the ink has damaged the reliability of the machines. I do not know if it is possible but before replacing this printer check to see if any are available without chip circuitry on the tanks. Good luck D.D.
It certainly is not convenient to be always returning cartridges for exchange. Cannon ought to tell us how to solve the problem. When I purchased this printer it was promoted as the top of the line all-in-one printer. Far from it. I have never had a printer with this type of recurring problem. It is not good enough to be always buying new cartridges especially as the are not inexpensive.
I have this too, and what other sites said was that this is a problem with the cartridge chip (search for error U071 for more info). Apparently a new cartridge will solve the problem, and Canon will reimburse you (if it's a proper Canon cartridge).
For me it also works to 'shake things up' a bit, but removing the cartridges and putting them back in, but it keeps coming back. :<
Response to Canon critics: I have had my MP830 for 20 months with no trouble until now. It far and away out-performs the three different HP all-in-ones I have had and has given me less trouble as well. Problems like this are certainly annoying, especially when you rely on a product for a home business. However, I work this machine "like a dog" and it has been reliable for nearly 2 years. The print quality and scanning blows HP away. When I have to replace it, I will buy another Cannon.
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Ok you need to know this secret with canon and epson printers:
They do not allow any remanufatured or refilled cartriges to work on their printers. Sometimes their printers make sure that such ink will not work (just keep that in mind)
However, if you have been using refilled cartriges before, and it worked, then you may have a defective cartrige. Where ever you got this refilled go back and tell them that you need a newly refilled one because the one they gave you is defective.
If that does not work go to Cartrige world (hopefully they are around where you live) or someplace that will take your cartrige in and give you another refilled cartrige and hopefully its not defective.
I think those cartridges are chipped to tell the printer how much ink is in them. Look for a chip zapper from the internet and as you search the solution will become evident. You need to probably reset the chip.
When you got Error 4 on your printer canon MP145 It’s means one of your cartridge color/black has detected no ink. It happened maybe the printer MP145 is not used for long time. Don’t thinking your Cartridge is damaged. We can not do resetting procedure MP145 to resolve this I have tried it and failed.
When it happened to me I don’ want to go to the service center. We can guest what they say about that “your printer cartridge need to be changed” don’t believe. I go to Search Engine, browse and browse again finally today I found the guide for resolving the canon MP145 Error 4.
how to resolving error 4 on printer canon MP145 Press Reset/Stop Button about 5 second or more until the error 4 disapper. It worked! Save your money for newcartridges.
the wire strip that connects to the printing cartrige is probably brole or just comming out of its plug
try to push the wire strip back in and see if that does any good , if not then there is a problem inside of the printer
the wire strip is broke or comming unpugged or the detection circut that sees the cartriges has failed and needs repair
hope that helps!