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Ink tank lamp lights not coming on when ink cartridges installed

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I've just gotten the above printer and when I installed the ink cartridges, none of the 5 lamp lights came on as the instructions indicated they would. I've checked to ensure they are installed properly and I'm not too sure what I should do as a next step or if anyone else has ever had this problem.

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Remove tape from the ink tank - MP800R / MP830 / MP530

Check ink tank vent hole The ink tank requires air to flow through it so ink can move from the reservoir to the print heads. It is necessary to adjust air pressure outside and inside the tank so that ink flows properly. If ink does not come out, check to make sure that the protective film has been correctly removed.

  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the Open button. (The paper output tray will open.)

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  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

  3. Open the inner cover.

    Caution:
    a. Do not try to manually move or stop the Print Head Holder.
    b. Do not touch any metal parts.


  4. Press on the tab to release the ink tank (1), then remove it from its slot (2).

    Caution:
    a. Do not remove the print head from the machine.
    b. If several ink tanks need replacing, remove and replace each one individually.


  5. Check the ink tank. If the orange tape is as shown in Figure (1)Ink tank lamp lights not coming on when ink cartri - 03rq01807_01en.jpgemoved.

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  6. If the orange tape is as shown in Figure (2), remove the remaining tape to the level shown in Figure (1).

  7. Insert the ink tank diagonally into the print head.
    Press it in firmly until it locks into place.

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    Note:
    Make sure that the ink tank is inserted in the slot that corresponds to the ink tank's color.
  8. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    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.
  9. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    Note:
    1. When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam your finger.
    2. When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.

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My large black ink cartridge with not print correctly on my Canon Pixma MP830. All the other colors work fine. I've done numerous cleaning and deep cleaning. Then replaced the cartridge and it still prints...


Are your black ink cartridges genuine Canon ones?
Are the contacts clean when you remove the cartridge?
If not blow off with compressed air and a clean brush, if necessary.

Canon.com's site covers the verification that the cartridges are installed correctly below:


Issue: Black ink does not print
Solution: Confirm that the recommended ink tanks are installed properly MP800R / MP830


Replacing an ink tank 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. Recommended Ink Tanks:
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  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the Open button. (The paper output tray will open.)

    mp500_openbutton.gif

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

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


  3. Open the inner cover.

  4. Press on the tab to release the ink tank, then remove it from its slot. If you are replacing multiple ink tanks, make sure to replace one by one.

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  5. Check the ink tank. If the orange tape is as shown in Figure <1>, it is properly removed. If the tape is not removed (as in figure <2>, pleease remove the extra tape).

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  6. Insert the ink tanks into the print head.

    Note:
    Press the mark "PUSH" on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

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  7. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.
    <8> 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.

  8. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    Note:

    1. When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam your finger.

    2. When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.
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Ink lights are not on error UO43


Perhaps one of the ink tanks is not snapped in properly. The cartridge lamps on this model glow red when they are properly seated/installed.

These little red lamps also flash codes:
Slow flash (approx. 3 second intervals) - ink low
Quick flash (every second) - ink cartridge empty

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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.
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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.
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* 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.
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Greetings,

Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks Instructions to install the print head and ink tanks.
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.)

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

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

  3. Open the inner cover.

Follow the instructions below for Installing the Print Head and Installing the Ink Tanks.


Installing the Print Head
  1. Raise the print head lock lever.

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  2. Pull out the print head from its package, then remove the orange protective cap from it.

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

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  3. Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.

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Installing the Ink Tanks
  1. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.

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    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.

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    <4> Tape is completely removed.


    <5> Tape remains.

  2. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.

    05sj00141_07.jpg

    Caution: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause 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.

  3. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

    Note: Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

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  4. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

    05sj00141_09_en.jpg

    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.

    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.


  5. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    mp500_scanningunit_closed.gif

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

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.


Ink Tank Lamp indications
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.


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Ink Tank Seated Properly Refer to the following steps to verify the ink tanks are seated correctly:
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the Open button. (The paper output tray will open.)

    mp500_openbutton.gif

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

  3. Open the inner cover.

    CAUTION:
    a. Do not try to manually move or stop the Print Head Holder.
    b. Do not touch any metal parts.


  4. Press down on the ink tank until a click is heard, thereby making sure the ink tank is seated properly.

    05sj00141_08_en.gif

    Note:
    Make sure that the ink tank is inserted in the slot that corresponds to the ink tank's color.



  5. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

    05sj00141_09_en.jpg

    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.
  6. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    Note:
    1. When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam your finger.
    2. When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.

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Solution: Confirm the ink tank(s) are properly installed iP4300

Ensure that the ink tank is installed properly. Open the Top Cover, Paper Output Tray and Inner Cover, and then press on the 'PUSH' mark on the ink tank whose lamp is off until the ink tank clicks into place. Once the ink tank is installed properly its lamp will light red.
Ensure that all the orange tape has been peeled off as shown in (1). If a part of the orange tape remains as shown in (2), remove it completely.




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(1) Correct (An L-shaped notch* appears on the ink tank.)


(2) Incorrect (Orange tape remains. Peel off the tape along the perforation.)

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According to Canon's website:

Details Print Friendly Version Issue: ERROR LCD: More than one ink tank of the following color is installed U071
Solution: Replace defective ink tank (MP500 / MP800)

Replacing An Ink Tank Use the following procedure to replace empty ink tanks or when an ink tank error appears.
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.).

    mp500_openbutton.gif

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

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

  3. Open the inner cover.

  4. Press the ink tank's tab (1), then remove it from the slot (2).

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  5. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.

    05sj00141_05_en.jpg

    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.

    05sj00141_06.jpg


    <4> Tape is completely removed.

    <5> Tape remains. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.

    Caution: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause 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.

  6. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

    Note: Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

    05sj00141_08_en.gif


  7. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

    05sj00141_09_en.jpg

    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.


    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.

  8. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

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

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.

Ink Tank Lamp indications
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.

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