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After installing the print head and ink tanks (no lights came on despite pushing the ink tanks into place) the screen is still telling me to 'install print head and set ink tank', any ideas?

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I hate to ask a "stupid" Q, but did you remove the little plastic film tabs that cover the ink outlet holes?
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Install the print head or ink tanks properly following the procedure If reseating or reinstalling to clear an error, the ink tanks and print head must first be removed.1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and open the top cover. The print head moves to the replacement position.Note: When the top cover is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side.If this occurs, close the top cover, and open it again.2. Open the paper output tray.Note: When installing the print head, roceed to step 3.When installing the ink tanks, proceed to step 6.3. Raise the print head lock lever.4. Pull out the print head from its package, then remove the orange protective cap from it.Note: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>.Doing so may cause printing problems 5. Place the print head in the holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.6. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.7. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.Note: - Do not touch the ink tank contact <1>. Doing so may occur printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.
8. Insert ink tanks into the print head.1) Insert the ink tank into the Print Head.(2) Press on the 'PUSH' mark on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.(3) Ensure that the ink tank lamp lights red.Note: <Ink Tank Lamp> You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes. On: The printer is ready to print. Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank. Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.- Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.10. Close the top cover.Note: When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.During the print head cleaning, the Power lamp flashes green. Do not do other operations until the flashes stops.

Sep 20, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Canon MP600 printer, error msg. U052 Cleaning the printer head doesn't help. Replacing with new (full) cartridges doesn't help. The only one thing, that helps now, is to disconnect the printer from power...


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Reseat the Print Head to resolve the U051 / U052 error.

Solution

Errors displayed on the printer's LCD screen:

  • U051 Print head is not installed. Install the print head.
  • U052 The type of print head is incorrect. Install the correct print head.
Reseat the Print Head:
  1. Make sure that the power is turned on, and open the Paper Output Tray gently
  2. Lift the Scanning Unit (Cover), then hold it open with the Scanning Unit Support (A). (The print head will move to the replacement position.)
  3. Remove all the Ink Tanks in the following manner.
    1. Push the tab (B) and lift the ink tank to remove.
    2. Do not touch the Print Head Lock Lever (C) while removing the ink tanks.
  4. Once the ink tanks have been removed, raise the print head lock lever.
  5. Tilt the print head slightly towards the front of the machine and lift out gently.




    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>. Doing so may cause printing problems.



    *Before proceeding to next step, check the carriage area for packing material, torn paper, etc. and remove if found
  6. Tilt the Print Head and set it in place. Lower the Print Head Lock Lever (E) completely.
  7. Insert ink tanks into the print head.
    1. Insert the front end of ink tank into the Print Head at a slant. Make sure that the position of the ink tank matches the label.
    2. Press the mark (Push) on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.
      Make sure that the ink lamp lights up red.
  8. Lift the Scanning Unit (Cover) slightly to set the Scanning Unit Support back to its original position, and gently close the Scanning Unit (Cover).

    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    Note: When the next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.
If you have reseated the ink tanks and print head and the error still appears, our industry-leading support team is available to help you Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 10PM EST. You can contact our technical support experts by phone or email:

Call 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666)

May 06, 2017 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

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Replaced the magenta cartrage. arror check Ink


Hi there,

The Error "Check INK U140"
Causes : Possible causes are as follows :
* The ink tank may not be installed properly (The lamp on the ink tank is off).
Install the appropriate ink tank.
* The ink tank not be compatible with this machine. (The lamp on the ink tank is off).
Install the appropriate Ink tank.
The machine will not print of the wrong type of ink tank is used or if it is installed incorrectly.

Be sure to install the ink tanks in the proper order. The proper arrangement from the left to right is Black - (CLI-8BK), Black -(PGI-5BK), Yellow - (CLI-8Y), Magenta (CLI-8M), Cyan (CLI-8C).

Replacing Tanks
1) Ensure that the machine is on.

2) Raise the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) until it stops.
The Paper Output tray will open automatically and the Print Holder moves to the center.
Impoprtant : If the Scanning Unit (PRinter Cover) is left open for more than 10 minutes, The Print Head Holder moves to the right. Close and reopen the Scanning Unit(Printer Cover) to return the Print Head Holder to the center.

3) OPen the Inner Cover.

4) Press the Open button to open the Paper Output tray if it does not open automatically and remove the ink tank whoe lamp is flashing red fast. Do not touch the Print Head Lock Lvever. Remove only the ink tank.
Important : * Handle the ink tanks carefully to avoid staining clothing or the surrounding area.
* Discard empty ink tanks according to the locakl laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
Note : Be sure to replace ink tanks one by one when replacing more than one ink tank.

5) Prepare a replacement tank.
a) Remove the new tank ink from its packaging, then pull the orange tape so that the protective film does not remain on air hole. Then remove the film.
b) Remove the orange protective cap from the bottom of the ink tank and discard it.

6) Install the ink .
a) Install the ink tank into the Print Head.
b) Press on the Push button on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.
c) Ensure that the ink tank clicks into place and then its lamp lights red.
Important : Make sure to install all the ink tanks to enable printing. The machine cannot be used unless all the ink tanks are installed.

7) Close the Inner Cover.
Note: Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed, Printing will not occur if the Inner Cover is open.

Hope this help. PLease rate my response.
Thanks
have a good day.








Nov 23, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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Blinng orange light


Answer Part 1 of 2

An error has occurred in the printer. The number of flashes indicates the type of error, as outlined below. Check the cause and take appropriate action.
Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error
Reload the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, reload the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
See Paper Jams
Four flashes: Ink tank is not installed properly
Open the Print Head Cover and check whether an ink tank is installed. If an ink tank is installed, push the button of the ink tank, and reinstall the ink tank properly.
Five flashes: No Print Head installed, or Print Head failure
Install a Print Head.
When the error continues, contact a Canon service representative.
Eight flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full
Ink used for cleaning is absorbed in a waste ink absorber placed in the printer. Eight flashes indicate that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so that you can continue printing.
Important
If this error occurs, replacement of the waste ink absorber and maintenance of the printer are required. Canon recommends to contact a Canon service representative as soon as possible. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, it cannot be printed until the Waste ink tank is exchanged.

Nine flashes: A specified period of time has lapsed without receiving a response from a digital camera or digital video camcorder / The digital camera or digital video camcorder connected is not compatible with this printer

Sep 30, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP90 Mobile Printer

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Replaced Yellow Cartridge, Red light on, close lid, not working,


Hi ...

I would suggest that you follow the below stesp to install the ink tank ..

. Ensure that the printer is on, and then open the Top Cover.
The Print Head Holder moves to the center.

Note: If the Top Cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the Print Head Holder moves to the right. Close and reopen the Top Cover to return the holder to the center.
2. Open the Paper Output Tray.
Put your fingers in the notches in either side of the Paper Output Tray and pull down to open it, and then pull down the Inner Cover forward to open it.
3. Remove the ink tank whose lamp is flashing fast or is off.
Push the tab and remove the ink tank.
Do not touch the print head lock lever; remove only the ink tank.
ip4300_remove_ink_tankgif.gif
Caution: Handle ink tanks carefully to avoid staining clothing or the surrounding area. Discard empty ink tanks according to the local laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
Note: Be sure to replace ink tanks one by one when replacing more than one ink tank.
4. Prepare a replacement tank.
preparetank.gif
* Do not touch the electrical contacts on the ink tank. Doing so can cause the printer to malfunction or become unable to print.
Unpack the new ink tank and completely pull off the orange tape. Then, remove the film. Remove the orange protective cap from the bottom of the ink tank and discard it.
Important:
  • Be sure to remove the clear film from the ink tank in the exact order shown in step 4, as failure to follow this step may cause the ink to leak and stain your clothes and hands.
  • Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out and stain your clothes and hands.
  • Do not re-attach the protective cap once you have removed it.
  • Do not touch the open ink port once the protective cap is removed, as this may prevent the ink from being ejected properly.
  • Ink on the removed protective cap may stain your clothes and hands.
  • Ensure that all the orange tape has been peeled off along the perforation. If there remains a part of the orange tape, ink may not be output correctly.
5. Install the ink tank.
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(1) Insert the ink tank into the Print Head.
(2) Press on the 'PUSH' mark on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.
(3) Ensure that the ink tank lamp lights red.
Important: Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed in the order directed by the label. The printer cannot be used unless all the ink tanks are installed.
6. Close the Inner Cover.
Note: Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed. Printing will not occur if the Inner Cover is open.

7. Close the Top Cover.
The Print Head Holder moves to the right. The ink tank installation process is now complete.
  • The ALARM lamp still flashes orange after the Top Cover is closed if an ink tank is not installed properly. Open the Top Cover and make sure that all the ink tanks are installed in the correct order directed on the label.
  • To maintain optimal print quality, use an ink tank within six months of first use.
  • Once an ink tank has been used, do not remove it from the printer and leave it out in the open. This will cause the ink tank to dry out and the printer may not operate properly when it is reinstalled.
  • Color ink consumption may occur even when black-and-white or gray scale printing is specified.
    Color ink is consumed in the head cleaning and deep cleaning, which are necessary to maintain the printer.
  • When you start printing after replacing the ink tank, Print Head Cleaning is performed automatically. Do not perform any other operations until the Print Head Cleaning finishes. The POWER lamp flashes green during cleaning.
Don't forget to vote if this helps ... Cheers :)

Jul 17, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Can't find ink storage


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Details Issue: How do I replace or insert an ink tank?
Solution: Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks - MP620 / MP620B

Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks
Install the Print Head

  1. Open the Paper Output Tray (A), then lift the Scanning Unit (Cover) (B) until it locks into place.

    lidsopened.gif

    The Scanning Unit (Cover) (B) is fixed automatically.
    The Print Head Holder (C) comes out. (This is where you install the Print Head.)

    Note : Close the Document Cover (D) and lift it with the Scanning Unit (Cover).


  2. Raise the Print Head Lock Lever (E).

    raiselever.gif

    i_expl.gifCaution : Firmly raise the Print Head Lock Lever until it stops. (The Print Head Lock Lever may feel heavy.)

    i_note_e.gif Note : If the Print Head Holder does not move, make sure that the machine is turned on.


  3. Remove the Print Head from the silver package.

    i_expl.gifCaution : There may be some transparent or light blue ink on the inside of the bag the Print Head comes in, or the inside of the protective cap - this has no effect on print quality. Be careful not to get ink on yourself when handling these items. Be careful not to stain your hands.


  4. Remove and discard the orange protective cap.

    remcap.gif


  5. Tilt the Print Head and set it in place. Lower the Print Head Lock Lever (E) completely.

    lockphinplace.gif

    i_expl.gifCaution : Do not knock the Print Head against the sides of the Holder.

    Be sure to install it in a well-lit environment.

    Pinch the Print Head Lock Lever firmly and lower it gently.

    Once you have installed the Print Head, do not remove it unnecessarily.

Install the Ink Tanks

  1. Pull the orange tape (1) in the direction of the arrow to peel off the protective film and remove the film (2) completely.

    peeltank.gif


  2. While pressing down with your left thumb, twist off the orange protective cap (A) located on the bottom of the ink tank.

    twistoffcap.gif


    i_expl.gifCaution : Do not hold the sides of the ink tank; ink may splash.


  3. Install the Ink Tank

    snapinatank.gif

    Press the PUSH mark on the ink tank until it clicks into place.

    Make sure the Ink lamp lights red.

    i_expl.gifCaution :Be sure to install it in a well-lit environment

    i_important.gif Important : Match the labels when installing.


  4. Install all the other ink tanks in the same way.

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    Install all the ink tanks.

    i_expl.gifCaution :Once you have installed the ink tanks, do not remove them unnecessarily.

    i_important_e.gif Important : Make sure all the Ink lamp lights red.


  5. Close the Scanning Unit (Cover) (B).

    shutthelid.gif


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Mark

Apr 16, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP620 All-In-One InkJet...

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A big PGBK ink cartridge problem


Call - 1-800-828-4040
Verify they are installed correctly.
Remove the print head or ink tanks properly following the procedure below.
1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and open the top cover. The print head moves to the replacement position.

Note: When the top cover is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the top cover, and open it again.

2. Open the paper output tray and pull down the inner cover.

3. Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.

Note: Handle the ink tanks with care so that your clothes and surrounding area do not get soiled. When replacing multiple ink tanks, make sure to replace one by one.

ip4200_ink_remove.gif4. When removing the print head, raise the print head lock lever first.
raisephlocklever.gif To reinstall the Print Head and Ink Tanks
1. Place the print head in the holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.
putinphnlockit.gif2. Insert ink tanks into the print head.
Press the mark 'PUSH' on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.
ip4200_ink_install.gif
3. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.
ip5200r_ink_tank_seat.jpg
<1> The ink tanks are installed properly.

<2> The ink tanks are not installed properly.
Note: <Ink Tank Lamp> You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.

On: The printer is ready to print.

Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.

Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.

Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

4. Put back the inner cover and close the top cover.
Note: When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.
During the print head cleaning, the Power lamp flashes green. Do not do other operations until the flashes stops.



James Mac

Sep 10, 2008 | Canon PIXMA IP5200 InkJet Photo Printer

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PIXMA IP1500 - CANON PRINTER


Confirm that the ink tanks are installed properly When replacing the ink tanks, confirm that the new ink tanks are installed properly. If the ink tanks are not locked into place, paper may not be fed properly, or ink may not be supplied to the print head.
  1. Check that the printer is powered on and open the front cover.

  2. Wait until the print head moves to the center.

  3. Check if the ink tanks are installed properly.

    ip1500_ink_installed_correct.jpg


    Ink tanks installed correctly

    ip1500_ink_installed_incorrect.jpg


    Ink tanks installed incorrectly

  4. When installing the ink tanks, push the top of the ink tank until a click sound is made.

    Note: If the ink tanks are not installed properly, paper may not be fed properly, or ink may not be ejected.

    ip1500_ink_install_animated.gif

  5. Close the front cover.

Jan 09, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer

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WILL NOT PRINT!!!


Confirm that the ink tanks are installed properly When replacing the ink tanks, confirm that the new ink tanks are installed properly. (See the illustration below this paragraph for ink tanks recommended for this model.) If the ink tanks are not locked into place, paper may not be fed properly, or ink may not be supplied to the print head. sj402022.jpg

Ink Tanks:
- BCI-24 Color
- BCI-24 Black
  1. Make sure the power is turned on.

  2. Lift the Scan Unit until it locks into place (1). The Print Head Holder moves to the center.

  3. Open the Paper Output Tray (2).

    sj402031.jpg

  4. Open the Inner Cover.

    sj402024.jpg

  5. Check if the ink tanks are installed properly.

    ip1500_ink_installed_correct.jpg

    Ink tanks installed correctly

    ip1500_ink_installed_incorrect.jpg

    Ink tanks installed incorrectly

  6. When installing the ink tanks, push the top of the ink tank until a click sound is made.

    Note: If the ink tanks are not installed properly, paper may not be fed properly, or ink may not be ejected.

    ip1500_ink_install_animated.gif

  7. Close the Inner Cover.

    CAUTION: Press the center of the Inner Cover until the cover locks into place.

  8. Return the Scan Unit to its original position. The LCD displays a message asking if you replaced an ink tank.

    sj402033.jpg

  9. Press [+] to select [NO] and exit.

Jan 09, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet...

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Canon pixma IP 1500


Seat the print head Below is the procedure for seating the print head and ink tanks:
  1. Open the printer's front cover.

  2. Raise the print head lock lever, and lower the print head lock lever firmly.

    ip1500_insert_ph.gif

  3. Check if the ink tanks are installed properly.

    ip1500_ink_installed_correct.jpg

    Ink tanks installed correctly

    ip1500_ink_installed_incorrect.jpg

    Ink tanks installed incorrectly

  4. When installing the ink tanks, push the top of the ink tank until a click sound is made.

    Note: If the ink tanks are not installed properly, paper may not be fed properly, or ink may not be ejected.

    ip1500_ink_install_animated.gif

  5. Close the front cover.

Dec 04, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer

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