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INK! I recently bought some ink tanks without the computer chip on them. I moved my chips from the original tanks over to the replacements, but now my printer won't work. I loaded all of the tanks, closed the lid, and then the power and paper feed buttons flash, first one then the other and on and on. What do I need to do to get my printer to work again?

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If you are not using genuine Canon ink tank replacements, you will get an out of ink warning. This may not be related to your problem, but if it is, you need to buy replacements that have the little computer chip that tells the printer that it has a new ink tank if you want the printer and software to think it has a full ink tank. I use a third party ink system with a resettable chip. When the ink tank is removed it resets to tell the printer it is a new, full ink tank. The downside is that, if I remove a partial tank for some reason, it resets and the printer won't warn me in time before the tank goes dry.

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