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PGIBK cartridge is not recognized in Canon PIXMA MP530

I needed to change my PGI5BK cartridge in my Canon MP530 inkjet printer.

I stupidly put the wrong cartridge in the slot (CLI8K ) for the PGI5K cartridge. It was really stuck in the slot, but I finally got in out. There does not appear to be any damage to the slot, but something is wrong because when I insert the PGI5K cartridge, it does not light up and is not recognized, so the printer will not work. I have no trouble inserting it into the slot, just that it won't light up so it can be used.

I am not really mechanically minded, but can anyone help me fix this? I called a couple of places for repair, but they don't work on inkjet printers because they are considered "disposable". I tried to call Canon today, but they are not open on Sundays.

Thanks for any suggestions you might have.

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  • jgjangles Aug 03, 2009

    Thanks for asking.

    Yes I did turn the printer on and off and on many times. No luck !

    My printer is a Canon Inkjet PIXMA MP530. It seems to be a discontinued model. It is not listed in any lists of current printers on the Canon site.



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This may be appear to be a stupid question, but did you turn the printer off and then on again?

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