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Printer i changed my ink cartridges now my alarm light wont go off and it keeps telling me the cartridges are not installed correctly but i have taken them out and put them back in 3 times. i have also switched off the printer and restarted it after each time i put them back in

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Dno buy a new one lol

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Hold down the OK or Stop/Reset or On/Off button for a few seconds to reset the new ink levels.

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  • 2 Remove and reinstall the ink cartridges if the power/alarm light flashes 5, 7 or 15 times consecutively. This indicates that the issue is a cartridge error, an incorrectly installed cartridge, or an unrecognized cartridge. These errors can be fixed by reinstalling the ink cartridges. Make sure that you are using the correct ink cartridges for your Canon printer.

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  • 4 Verify that the colored ink cartridge is inserted in the slot on the right and the black ink cartridge is inserted in the slot on the left. Swap the cartridges and reinstall them in the correct slots if necessary.
  • 5 Check to see that both ink cartridges are level with one other and parallel to the top of the ink cartridge holder. If either cartridge is wedged at an angle, gently apply pressure to the cartridge until it clicks into the correct position.
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    I've encountered this same problem, it could be that the ink cartridges that you have installed in the printer are either running low or out of ink.

    I had the problem also and found that after I swapped out my cartridges with new ones that I purchased the blinking yellow light on the Alarm and the black and color cartridge.

    If you do not want to purchase new ink cartridges to correct the problem you can can open the lid to your multifunction and remove the ink cartridges and place them in separate plastic sandwich bags and take them to any office supply store; Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and tell an employee there that you have run out of the ink and that you would want to have the cartridges refilled.

    I actually went to an Office Max in Houston with my cartridges and they told me it would be cheaper to have them refilled than to purchase a new set of cartridges; that after I looked online and compared what they charged for new cartridges actually saved me $40 to have the one's I already had refilled.

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    The real problem is that the waste ink tank is nearly full

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    goes wrong !!!!

    Now you can print again, but it has not solved your full ink-tank, that has to be solved in future.


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    hi dear

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