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Ink Tank not showing up

I have installed the ink cartridge Bci-32Bk twice(both brand new) and it is not printing the black and when I do alignment and nozzle checks it doesn't even show up

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Re: Ink Tank not showing up

That's a BCI-3eBK cartridge. Most Canon inkjet problems can be resolved by replacing the print head. eBay is the best place to find a replacement.

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Untitled Document How to install / replace the ink tanks
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labelsa.jpg Replacement Procedure

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2. Remove the empty ink tank by pushing the tab on the ink tank.

Note: When doing this, do not remove the print head. When replacing multiple ink tanks, it is recommended to replace one at a time to avoid inserting them into the wrong slots.
(The image is an example using i850.)

3. Remove the new ink tank from its package. Pull the orange tape in the direction of the arrow to remove it completely, and remove the shrink-wrap film.

Note: Remove the orange tape completely. If the tape remains, printing may not be performed properly.

Confirm that the orange tape is completely removed from the ink tank, as shown in image 1. If the tape is similar to the sample in image 2, remove the remaining portion of the tape so that it looks like the sample shown in image 1.

(1): Correct

(2): Incorrect (where the arrow indicates)
4. Slowly twist the orange protective cap in the direction that the arrow indicates, and remove it. To avoid ink adhering to your fingers, brace the orange protective cap while removing it.


5. Insert the new ink tank to the print head by holding it at a slight angle.

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6. Press down on the top of the ink tank until a click sound is made.
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