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Refilled cartridge not recognised by printer (canon PIXMA MP210)

I have had both colour and black ink cartridges refilled at Cartridge World but neither is being recognised by the printer as being full. Error message tells me that the cartridges are still empty. Is there a solution to this. I have only had my printer for a few weeks.


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  • mazdak_mh Dec 30, 2007

    hi there. oh my god i;ve got just the same problem i refilled the black cartridge(pg-37) for my canon mp210 but it still says that the cartridge has run out and apears alarm on the printer!!! u know how i refill it? i opend the lid of cartridge and refiil it then closed the lid and put it in its place back!! but i dont know what to do elese .please help me out.i bought this printer just week ago!!

    please help me!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2008

    My printer is an Epson R265 and has the same problem of not recognising replacement cartridges from Cartridge World. Removing and replacing them has had no effect at all.


  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    Installed a refilled black in cartridge. It was not recognized but was able to print a few sheets. Error 6 message appears and does not print at all.

  • danidodo Mar 06, 2008

    this is so annoying, i can't even clean the heads on my printer cos it says that the black is empty, which its not!!

  • Lavenderlady Jul 25, 2008

    Everything works on the printer, but when the page comes out there is no ink on it.. The cartridges are refilled and full. I have had them refilled before and everything worked, but not this time. What do I do? I was told that there may be a software program that I can download that will help alleviate the problem.



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I held down the stop butten for five seconds and now it seems to work fine. Perhaps this could help you.

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I just tried doing what zeuger said of holding down the Stop/Reset key for 5 seconds on my Canon MP210 and wulla it is working again. Thanks Zeuger your an angel.

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Most printers will not recognize refills. The best you can hope for is not letting the cartridges get completely empty before refilling.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

Get a new printer???

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