Question about Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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LCD message: CHECK INK TANK

Have replaced both cartridges (correctly - they clicked into place) but no controls are operative except the on/off button, and warning light is flashing. The message 'CHECK INK TANK' is not listed in the users' manual. Since replacing cartridges, the priny
t head moves to right and immediately back to left and stops in concealed position, so checking ink tank only possible by pulling the plug when print head is central.


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  • ALEXLAST Jan 22, 2008

    I have had a problem with the paper screwing up as it feeds through and now the same 'CHECK INK TANK' and cannot get any further, the ink carriage onlyslides to the left(usually right or centre when you lift the scanner lid), I have gently pulled it to the centre so I can get to it and removed and cleaned the cartridges and the head itself please help as just can't afford a new printer!!!

    Thank you

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    Ditto. This printer has always given me some quirky problems but i'm at a loss at what to do with it now. It keep telling me check ink tank and i've been constantly reinstalling the ink cartridges to no affect. i've turned it off, pulled the plug lifted up the guard for the ink cartridges and have just come up blank

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    Display shows check ink tank. I did and even replaced them by new ones.

    Still the same message. I don`t know what to do. Manuel doesn´t answer the problem. Buy a new printer!

  • FlippinHeck Mar 06, 2008

    I changed the ink cartridges on my Canon Pixma 110 printer but I can't get the message "check ink tank" off the display. None of the buttons work and the red light keeps flashing. I have installed the ink tanks properly but to no avail. I've switched it off and on but nothing changes. Please can anyone help before I jump on it from a height!!!!!

  • Matt101 Mar 16, 2008

    I keep getting the error message: 'Check Ink tank". I have turned the printer off and waited bfore turning on a number of times. I can't access the menu as none of the buttons will operate while the message is showing. I have also removed and replaced the  ink cartidges several imes - all to no avail. If you have a solution to this I would be very grateful.



  • Matt101 Mar 18, 2008

    Exactly the same as above. ie get get rid o the error message no matter what I do to the ink tank!

  • mintra2008 Apr 21, 2008

    same here, keep getting the message check ink tank, checked it about 20 times, replaced the cartridges over and over... still the same message.

    only on/off button is working.

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    Check ink tank problem, and when I press any other button eg menu button, nothing happens "check ink tak" continues to display.

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This section explains the way to confirm the ink status and the procedure to replace ink tanks. When ink runs out or other errors occur, an error message is displayed on the LCD to inform you of the error. See "An Error Message Is Displayed on the LCD".
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g0011480_tcm14-605381.png(A) Confirm whether any symbols are displayed here.

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An error message may be displayed on the LCD during printing.

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Flashing slowly (at around 3-second intervals)

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Install the FINE Cartridges
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1. Lift the Scanning Unit (Cover) (A) and fix it with the Scanning Unit Support (D).

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Close the Document Cover (E) and lift it with the Scanning Unit (Cover).
important:
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  • When opening the Scanning Unit (Cover), the FINE Cartridge Holder moves automatically.
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2. Make sure that the FINE Cartridge Holder (H) moves to the installation position.

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3. Follow the next procedure to insert the Black g0070683.png and Color g0070684.png FINE Cartridges into their corresponding slots g0070683.png and g0070684.png.

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4. Open the Ink Cartridge Locking Cover g0070683.png on the right side.

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Pinch (I) firmly and pull up the cover.

5. Remove the Black FINE Cartridge g0070683.png from its package.
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important:
  • Handle the FINE Cartridges carefully. Do not drop or apply excessive pressure to them.
  • Be sure to use the supplied FINE Cartridges.
  • Be careful not to stain your hands or surrounding work area with ink on the removed protective tape.
  • Do not touch the Electrical Contacts (K) or Print Head Nozzles (L) on a FINE Cartridge. The machine may not print properly if you touch them.





6. Pull the orange protective tape (J) in the direction of the arrow and remove it carefully.

7. Place the Black FINE Cartridge g0070683.png into the right slot g0070683.png.

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important:
  • Do not knock the FINE Cartridge against the sides of the holder.
  • Install in a well-lit environment.
  • Install the Black FINE Cartridge g0070683.png into the right slot g0070683.png, and the Color FINE Cartridge g0070684.png into the left slot g0070684.png.





8. Push down g0070683.png of the Ink Cartridge Locking Cover until you hear a click to close it completely.

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View the Ink Cartridge Locking Cover g0070683.png straight on and check that it is locked correctly (not at an angle).

9. Insert the Color FINE Cartridge g0070684.png into the left FINE Cartridge Holder g0070684.png in the same way as the Black FINE Cartridge.

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10. Lift the Scanning Unit (Cover) slightly (1) and fold the Scanning Unit Support (2), then gently close the Scanning Unit (Cover) (3).

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important: Do not touch the buttons or LCD on the Operation Panel. May result in unintended operation.



11. Make sure that the LCD changes as shown in the illustration and go to the next step.

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  • It takes about 1 - 2 minutes before the LCD changes.


important:
  • Once you have installed the FINE Cartridges, do not remove them unnecessarily.
  • If an error message is displayed on the LCD, make sure that the FINE Cartridges are correctly installed.





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  2. Make sure the device is powered on.

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  4. Open the inner cover.
  5. Hold the tab and pull it forward to release the ink tank.

  6. Lift out the ink tank.

  7. Remove the new ink tank from its packaging.

  8. Hold the ink tank and remove the protective cap.
  9. Insert the ink tank into the empty slot on the print head.
  10. If you need to replace the other ink tank, repeat steps 4 to 8.

  11. Close the inner cover.

  12. Return the scan unit to its original position. The LCD displays a message asking if you replaced an ink tank.

  13. Press [<] to select <YES>.

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  • The BJ cartridge may need to be replaced
  • You may be using the wrong side of the media.
To check the level of ink in the BJ tanks
Open the printer's front cover and visually check the level of the ink in all the BJ tanks. If a BJ tank is low or has run out of ink, replace it. Failure to do so may shorten the life of your BJ Cartridge
To check the status of the print head by printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
  1. The Nozzle Check Pattern confirms whether the inks are being correctly ejected from the print head nozzles and whether the print head is correctly aligned.

  2. On your printer, press and hold the Resume button until you hear 2 beeps.

  3. When you release the button, the Nozzle Check Pattern will be printed. You can also print the Nozzle Check Pattern by clicking on the Test Print button in the Maintenance tab of the printer properties dialog box.

  4. After the Nozzle Check Pattern is printed, check the results. Look at the Nozzle Check Pattern for each BJ Ink tank. If any colors are missing or if any horizontal lines are broken or missing, perform the print head cleaning procedure.
To perform the print head cleaning procedure
  1. On your printer, press and hold the Resume button until you hear 1 beep.

  2. When you release the button, all print heads for all colors will be cleaned.

  3. You can also clean the print heads by clicking the left Print Head Cleaning button in the Maintenance tab of the printer properties dialog box.

  4. When the print head cleaning begins, the POWER light starts flashing. This will continue for about 30 seconds. Wait for the light to stop flashing before you resume normal operation.

  5. Perform the Nozzle Check Pattern test again.

  6. If the results are satisfactory, resume normal printing. If the results are not satisfactory, you may need to execute a print head deep cleaning.
To execute a print head deep cleaning
  1. Make sure paper is loaded in the sheet feeder and the printer is turned on.

  2. Display the printer properties dialog box and click the Maintenance tab.

  3. Click the right print head Cleaning button.

  4. When the print head cleaning begins, the POWER light starts flashing. Wait for the light to stop flashing before you resume normal operation.

  5. Perform the Nozzle Check Pattern test again.

  6. If the Nozzle Check Pattern is still unsatisfactory, you may need to execute a print head alignment.
To execute a print head alignment
In Windows, display the Maintenance tab of the printer properties dialog box.
  1. Click the right Test Print button.

  2. Follow the instructions on the screens to perform an automatic print head alignment.

  3. A confirmation screen will ask you if you want to perform automatic print head alignment. Read the screen and click OK. Another screen warns you not to start any other operation until the alignment is complete. Again, click OK.

  4. The BJ Printer Status Monitor displays the Printer Status. The driver will align the print heads then will print an alignment pattern.

  5. Perform the Nozzle Check Pattern test again.

  6. If the Nozzle Check Pattern is still unsatisfactory, you may need to replace the BJ cartridge.
To replace a BJ Tank in a BJ Cartridge
Leave the BJ cartridge in the printer when replacing a BJ tank. Make sure the printer's power is on. Make sure you insert the BJ tank in the correct slot.
  1. Open the front cover.

  2. The power light blinks while the cartridge holder is positioned to the center of the printer.

  3. Remove the empty BJ tank by pressing in on the release tab and then lifting the BJ tank up and out of its slot.

  4. Dispose of the tank properly, taking care to avoid spilling ink on your hands, floor, furniture, or clothing.

  5. Remove the new BJ tank from its package and pull the orange tape up and against the perforations to open the package film. Be careful not to remove the label from the tank. You will need it to match the tank to the correct slot in the BJ cartridge.

  6. Twist the orange protective cap to remove it. Do not attempt to reattach the protective cap; instead, discard it along with the protective tape.

  7. Insert the BJ tank by holding it at a slight angle, aligning it with the correct slot. Press down gently on the top of the tank until it locks into place.

  8. Lock the ink tank in place by pressing down on the circle mark on the top of the tank.
    Close the printer cover.

  9. The printer will automatically start cleaning the print heads. When the print heads are clean, the POWER light will stay on, indicating that the printer is ready for operation.

  10. Perform another test print to make sure the new ink tanks are performing correctly.
To remove the protective cap and tape from the BJ cartridge
  1. Open the printer's front cover.

  2. Unlock the BJ cartridge by raising the cartridge lock lever. Make sure you raise it all the way up.

  3. Remove the BJ cartridge by holding it by the circles on the left and right sides.

  4. Make sure that the orange protective cap has been removed.

  5. Make sure that the protective tape has also been removed.

  6. Replace the BJ cartridge and move the blue cartridge lock lever until it locks in place.
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Make sure that you are printing to the correct side of the media that you are using, and that the Media Type setting in the printer driver properties correctly reflects the type of paper you are using.
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1. Make sure your unit is powered and not printing.

2. Press the SETUP button and then use the select arrows until you see REPLACE INK, then press the COLOR COPY button. The ink cartridges will move to the replacement position.

3. Lift up the unit's cover, to access the ink cartridges.

4. Pinch the tabs on the front and back of the cartridge, and lift it out of the printer.

5. Before removing the new cartridge from it's package, shake the cartridge 4-5 times. Do not shake the cartridge once it has been removed from the cartridge holder.

6. Lower the new cartridge into its holder, then press down on the top of the cartridge until it clicks in place. Caution: Don't touch the green circuit board on the back of the cartridge, as you may inhibit normal operation and printing.

7. Repeat steps 4-6 for any other ink cartridges that require replacement.

8. Once complete, please lower the scanner and press it down until it clicks into place. The EPSON Stylus RX500 begins charging the ink delivery system.

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Printer attempts to print but no ink is on the paper Printer attempts to print but no ink is on the paper If the print quality is poor or no ink is appearing on the page, it may be because of the following problems:
  • The ink in the BJ tanks has run out.
  • The print head nozzles may be clogged.
  • The protective cap or tape may have been reattached to the BJ cartridge.
  • The BJ cartridge may need to be replaced.
  • You may be using the wrong side of the media.
To check the level of ink in the BJ tanks
Open the printer's front cover and visually check the level of the ink in all the BJ tanks. If a BJ tank is low or has run out of ink, replace it. Failure to do so may shorten the life of your BJ Cartridge
Check the status of the print heads by printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
The Nozzle Check Pattern confirms whether the inks are being correctly ejected from the print head nozzles and whether the print head is correctly aligned.
  1. On your printer, press and hold the Resume button until the printer light flashes two times.

  2. When you release the button, the Nozzle Check Pattern will be printed.

    You can also print the Nozzle Check Pattern by clicking on the Test Print button in the Maintenance tab of the printer properties dialog box.

  3. After the Nozzle Check Pattern is printed, check the results.

  4. Look at the Nozzle Check Pattern for each BJ cartridge. If any colors are missing or if any horizontal lines are broken or missing, perform the print head cleaning procedure.

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  5. In the alignment head pattern, if the lines are not perfectly overlapped, align the print heads.
To perform the print head cleaning procedure
  1. On your printer, press and hold the Resume button until the printer light flashes one time.

  2. When you release the button, the print head will be cleaned.

    You can also clean the print head by clicking the left Print Head Cleaning button in the Maintenance tab of the printer properties dialog box.

  3. When the print head cleaning begins, the POWER light starts flashing. This will continue for about 30 seconds. Wait for the light to stop flashing before you resume normal operation.
  4. Perform the Nozzle Check Pattern test again.

  5. If the results are satisfactory, resume normal printing.

  6. If the results are not satisfactory, you may need to execute a print head deep cleaning.
To execute a print head deep cleaning
  1. Make sure paper is loaded in the sheet feeder and the printer is turned on.

  2. Display the printer properties dialog box and click the Maintenance tab.

  3. Click the right Print Head Cleaning button.

  4. When the print head cleaning begins, the POWER light starts flashing. Wait for the light to stop flashing before you resume normal operation.

  5. Perform the Nozzle Check Pattern test again.
If the Nozzle Check Pattern is still unsatisfactory, you may need to execute a print head alignment.
To execute a print head alignment
  1. In Windows, display the Maintenance tab of the printer properties dialog box.

  2. Click the right Test Print button.

  3. Follow the instructions on the screens to perform an automatic print head alignment.

  4. A confirmation screen will ask you if you want to perform automatic print head alignment. Read the screen and click OK.

  5. Another screen warns you not to start any other operation until the alignment is complete. Again, click OK.

  6. The BJ Printer Status Monitor displays the Printer Status. The driver will align the print heads then will print an alignment pattern.

  7. Perform the Nozzle Check Pattern test again.
If the Nozzle Check Pattern is still unsatisfactory, you may need to replace the BJ cartridge.
To replace a BJ Tank in a BJ Cartridge
Leave the BJ cartridge in the printer when replacing a BJ tank. Make sure the printer's power is on. Make sure you insert the BJ tank in the correct slot.
  1. Open the front cover.

  2. The power light blinks while the cartridge holder is positioned to the center of the printer.

  3. Remove the empty BJ tank by pressing in on the release tab and then lifting the BJ tank up and out of its slot.

  4. Dispose of the tank properly, taking care to avoid spilling ink on your hands, floor, furniture, or clothing.

  5. Remove the new BJ tank from its package and pull the orange tape up and against the perforations to open the package film.

  6. Be careful not to remove the label from the tank. You will need it to match the tank to the correct slot in the BJ cartridge.

  7. Twist the orange protective cap to remove it.

  8. Do not attempt to reattach the protective cap; instead, discard it along with the protective tape.

  9. Insert the BJ tank by holding it at a slight angle, aligning it with the correct slot. Press down gently on the top of the tank until it locks into place.

  10. Lock the ink tank in place by pressing down on the circle mark on the top of the tank.

  11. Close the printer cover.

  12. The printer will automatically start cleaning the print heads. When the print heads are clean, the POWER light will stay on, indicating that the printer is ready for operation.

  13. Perform another test print to make sure the new ink tanks are performing correctly.
To remove the protective cap and tape from the BJ cartridge
  1. Open the printer's front cover.

  2. Unlock the BJ cartridge by raising the cartridge lock lever. Make sure you raise it all the way up.

  3. Remove the BJ cartridge by holding it by the circles on the left and right sides.

  4. Make sure that the orange protective cap has been removed.

  5. Make sure that the protective tape has also been removed.

  6. Replace the BJ cartridge and move the blue cartridge lock lever until it locks in place.
To check the media:
  • Make sure that you are printing to the correct side of the media that you are using.
  • Be sure to read any instructions that come with your Canon specialty paper. These instructions provide important information regarding how to achieve the highest print quality with these papers.

Dec 17, 2007 | Canon BJC 3000 InkJet Printer

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