Question about Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer says more than one ink tank is installed

Every time i try to print, an error message comes up saying more than one of my black 5 pgbk ink tanks is installed. i lift the cover, the ink tank is blinking; i take it out, put it back in and the blinking stops. half the time, it then prints, but half the time i have to do this again before it complies. lately it's started giving me this message on the magenta tank sometimes also. i've replaced all the ink tanks once on this machine already.
any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    I have a Pixma P5200R and it also tells me the same problem: more than one black ink cartridge/tank is installed (nr. 8) and that it can't print. It's a frustrating error, since the whole point with this printer is - in fact - having TWO black cartridges. One is smaller and has nr. 8 and one is larger having number 5. They're lal brand new, so it seems I've spent money on tnaks that don't work?

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    same problem here. its a mp530. it says the magenta is not the right kind and refuses to print. even black and white.

  • IronAddict Dec 22, 2007

    Same problem here, never started to I replaced the ink tank with genuine Canon carts I noticed. Not I am not even able to remove and put back in to make it work. Less than a year old too I think, and probalby less than 250 pages printed.

  • Msafiri Dec 29, 2007

    Yup! It say more than 1 black ink tank is installed. It just started
    today after a couple of months of flawless operation. I lifted the
    cover and the larger tank was blinking. I popped it out and re-installed
    and it stopped blinking. Printing resumed but I hope this won't be routine.

  • jpkdjpkd Dec 31, 2007

    Same problem as others. Dad's printer is also doing the same thing. They are both saying more than one magenta installed. Same brand, but two differnt styles of printers. Please help.

  • Keltin Jan 12, 2008

    My problem is with the black ink. This MP530 is starting to show that Canon may not have the same quality they used to have. I wonder if this is normal throughout their product lines. I was going to buy a Rebel xTi, but now maybe I'll to a Nikon.

  • torgo2 Jan 12, 2008

    I finally tired of messing with it and just replaced the almost new black ink cartridge, and it's now working fine again. I think I read somewhere that these cartridges have chips in them, so perhaps some of the cartridges are faulty- I don't think it's a problem with the printer.

    A drag to waste a full cartridge, but better than all the opening and closing and replacing.


  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2008

    Same here, more than one black cartridge installed. Duh, they're are supposed to have more than one.

  • 95Aggie Aug 07, 2008

    I have the same problem with magenta! Has there been a resolution to this yet?



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Same thing with pro9000 photo cyan. hoping it stops hounding me after photo cyan tank needs replacing

Posted on Aug 22, 2008


Same problem, I'm now looking for a different machine, Canon has fallen in quality for sure1

Posted on Aug 15, 2008


I have the exact same problem. It usually takes me quite a few times of taking the tank out and putting it back in to get the machine to comply. Any solutions?

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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