Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I keep having the "Ink Tank Error" or the "two of the same color" or the "can't recognise ink tank" error messages. The ink tank is almost brand new so I know it isn't that. In your archives there is a fix for this on a different model, but it calls for hitting the resume button 4 times, mine doesn't have a resume button.......can you please help, I have a project due very shortly and I'm up against the wall on this one.
The problem here is not so much the ink tanks (although that could be a cause), but the contact pins in the printer that touch the gold areas on the little pc card that is on the cartridge. Remove the cartridge, use a probe (or in desparate situations a finger), and feel for the contacts at the front of the cartredge carrier (stick the whatever into the slot that is left when you take the cartridge out of the carrier), and gently pull them upwards. Presto! the cartridge should now work when you put it back into place. You might have to bend the pins upwards a couple of times to get this fix to work, but it sure beats calling Canon every time a cartridge gives these errors! Good luck...
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
I called Canon. They were great. They sent a replacement cartridge immediately.
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
I used a Q-Tip with a little amount of car polish to buff up the electrical contacts on the chip of the cartridge.
So far it has worked.
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
I have the same problem to, dont know what to do!!
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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