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Refilling ink cartridges

Have no instructions to refill the ink cartridges on my canon mp830... How do I do that?

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Re: refilling ink cartridges

Where the circle on the top of the ink cartridge says "push", you can use a puncturing tool from your refill kit to punch out the rubber plug for the refill hole. The plug will fall into the ink tank, but is no problem to leave there. Fill ink tank as with any other cartridge and replug hole with rubber replacement plugs from refill kit.

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Re: refilling ink cartridges

I don't recommend refilling your cartridges.If if is not done properly the will leak and create a mess in the machine. I would always recommend new manufactures cartridges or a reputable re manufacturer

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Regarding your Pixma MP830 printer inquiry (Canon PGI-5 / CLI-8 ink cartridges) and A200 error message, most likely the built-in PRINTHEAD is reaching it's end-of-life and may need to be replaced with a new one. Typically, the average printhead only produces ~4000 to 5000 pages before it electrically fails.
For information on PRINTHEAD failures, please refer to our support page:

However, let's run thru the full checklist to screen out additional variables:

Canon A200 Error, Troubleshooting:

Replace ink cartridges if they are empty:
At the risk of stating the obvious (frequently not so obvious in the heat of the moment), find out if the ink cartridges are empty. When in doubt, try a new Canon original ink cartridge to see if this corrects the error.

A data cable of print head is open:
Did you just replace an ink cartridge? Perhaps you shifted a data cable to the print head.

Replace PRINTHEAD if it is damaged. Refer to for replacement part.

Turn off the printer for some time

In other troubleshooting tips we have advised any inkjet printer not seeing regular usage to run a test print page. If you are making heavy usage of a Canon inkjet printer, consider giving it a break. This will avoid saturating the printhead with heat, prolonging useful service life.

Update the printer driver:

If you have followed all this with no success, from the printer menu (not computer) push the buttons to get a demo or test page. If everything is ok when you do this, however you get the service error code A200 when you try to produce something productive, odds are good, the print driver the computer is using has gone south (corrupt). When printing on a network, a corrupt printer driver can spread like an unwanted virus. Depending on the network, a driver that has gone rogue may be seen as an updated driver, which network will 'helpfully spread' as an update.

CAUTION: Be advised, the use of compatible/clone cartridges (i.e. sold thru the internet from China) are known to be problematic and may cause printer errors and/or permanent PRINTHEAD failures. We do NOT suggest refilling these types of ink cartridges.....refilling of original/genuine ink cartridges is only suggested!

Canon PGI-5/CL-8 Ink Refilling Services & Additional Cautions:


However, if your printer works routinely after inserting a brand new Canon OEM (original) PGI-5 and CLI-8 ink cartridge(s) in it, this will confirm the cause of failure.

Please visit for more information or contact us directly at INKJET411HELP@GMAIL.COM

NOTE: For North American ink refill store locations and details on ink refill pricing:

Costco USA Ink Refill Service (453+ stores):
Costco Canada Ink Refill Service (52+ stores):
Costco Mexico Ink Refill Service (38+ stores):
Costco United Kingdom (select stores):

Fry's Electronics Ink Refill Service (34 stores):

Best Buy Canada (4 stores): Downsview, Sherway, Toronto, & Vancouver

Micro Center Ink Refill Service:
(8 locations are providing ink refilling services)

-Thank you

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How to refile the cartridge of canon pixma ip1300 printer

Instructions :
  1. Remove the old ink jet cartridge from the printer following the manufacturer instructions. Close the lid on the printer to keep it free from dust and debris while you are refilling the Canon ink cartridge.
  2. Locate the ink tank on the cartridge. Put a 3mm drill bit in a drill. Drill a hole in the top of the ink tank on the cartridge.
  3. Gently insert the needle on the bottle of ink into the hole you just drilled in the ink cartridge. Avoid squeezing the bottle until the needle is completely inserted in the ink tank.
  4. Squeeze the ink bottle gently to refill the cartridge. Fill the tank with a little at a time until the cartridge is full.
  5. Remove the needle from the ink tank. Wipe the top of the Canon ink cartridge off with a paper towel. Place a small piece of duct tape over the drilled hole. Rub the tape to remove air bubbles and to make sure it adheres to the cartridge.
  6. Put the refilled ink cartridge back into the printer. Clean the head of the printer by running the printer software and following the instructions for head cleaning.
Good Luck!

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I have to ask this question of you, just to make sure this is not an issue. Are you using a factory new ink or toner cartridge?
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If you are using a refilled (the absolute worst possible choice) or third party cartridges (2nd. Worst possible choice) that may well be your problem. Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks or toner causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead or photo conductors.
If you are using factory new ink or toner cartridges, then please call the manufacturer’s Technical Support for assistance with the warranty on the cartridges

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Refilled Canon PIXMA MP830 and still get ink levels are low! how do you reset levels

Whoever filled this cartridge for you did not reset the chip. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling store and our chip resetter was about $100. I would not purchase from that particular refiller again because they have displayed a lack of knowledge about their product. If you buy from Cartridge World, they always reset the chips for you.

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Have replaced cartridge with one of my refilled cartridges in a canon PIXMA MP830, and am getting an alarm U071,that reads "more than one ink tank of the following color is installed". This is of course...

Printers have a mechanism to detect refilled cartridges. By default it does not accept refilled ones. But there's a work around. Have a set of two (preferably 3) cartridges , refill and cycle them. This way the printer wont be able to detect that you have inserted a refilled cartridge.

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Your printer uses the following cartridges:

Black Pigmented
Black Pigmented
Black Pigmented canon-cl-41

ou find the refill instructions for your cartridges in the book at the link below:

Download Inkjet Refill Instructions

You can also buy refill kit here: inkjet refill products.

You also need to reset the cartridge after refill, see: Reset Ink levels for canon mx310 - FixYa

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Trying to reset chip on refilled ink tank on CANON MP830

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CLI8x refilled cartridges - Canon MP830 printer

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Hello, I found this in a repair manual for the MP830. summery is to press and hold the stop/reset button for 5 or more seconds. I copied the info from the manual too. The remaining ink amount unknown. [1683] (Applicable ink tank icon) The remaining level of the following ink cannot be correctly detected. An ink tank which has once been empty is installed. Replace the applicable ink tank with a new one. Printing with a once-empty or refilled ink tank can damage the print head. If printing is continued without replacing the refilled ink tank, press the Stop/Reset button for 5 sec. or longer to record the use of a refilled ink tank. Note: After the above operation, the function to detect the remaining ink amount is disabled.

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