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Ink cartridge red light

We just got the new Canon mp530 and have tried many times to put in the ink cartridges but the red light that flashes is not doing so and the printer continues to tell us that we need to install ink cartridges. I already have a canon printer with identical ink cartridges and have installed them many times with no problem. Any suggestions?

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Re: ink cartridge red light

Need original canon ink cartridge not generic

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Re: ink cartridge red light

All cartridges must be on to work. One of my cartridges had a broken retainer clip, so I used a sticky (strong foamy tape), between it and the adjoining cartridge (carefully alligned). So, the cartridge beside it does all the work to retain both cartridges, and the solution worked.

If there is a generic cartridges problem, there is a website on generic ink that works. I think a piece of the software that recognizes ink levels must be shut off

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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