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"set ink cartridge" won't go away

This " Set ink cartridges" message comes up on the led screen and stays on. Unable to operate machine. Does not seem to be communicating with my pc either... New cartridges installed...
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Hello. Your ink cartridges need to be set. and if it is not communicating with your computer you need to reload the drivers. ok to reload your drivers, on your computer, click start then right click on computer, then another box will open up. when it does, then left click on properties. then another box will open up. click on device manager. Another box will open up. Look for your printer. You should see it in the list. then what you do is, put the software that came with your printer in your cd/dvd rom drive. then disconnect the cable between the printer and the computer. (NOTE) If you do not have your drivers, then go to, then support, then type in your model number, then go to driver downloads and download your drivers there. If you installed a new operating system on your computer, you will have to download the new compatible drivers for the operating system you have installed. after installing them, then once you locate your printer in that list right click on it. then another box will open up. then click on uninstall. it should uninstall the printer drivers. after that is done, then restart your computer and when your computer restarts, the software for your printer should come up. Then just reinstall the software. after the software is installed, then plug the usb printer cable. your computer should then pop up with a box that says "found new device" It will ask you where to look for the new drivers. if you have the disk that came with the printer, click on that drive that contains the disk with your software. after it installs the new drivers, that should take care of the communication problem. If it does not, then try changing your usb cable. it might be or have gone bad. As far as the message of set ink cartridges, look in the manual on how to set the cartridges. If you do not have the manual, then go to canon support, type in the model number, then download the manual for your printer. That will explain how to set your cartridges. If you set them then you will probably have to realign the heads then you should be all SET. No pun intended. lol Hope this helps. Ron

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