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Getting error 681 "more thn one magenta tank instaleld" on MP530

I get this when printing from PC or MAC via USB.
The tank is not empty, I tried powering dn/up, took the tank out and put it back in , nothing has helped so far...
Help !
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  • nik360 Feb 03, 2008

    I have the same problem with the Cyan tank.  This is very frustrating.  I have turned the printer on and off and I can't get it to accept the new cartridge.  Please help!

  • djiembefola Feb 04, 2008

    I researched this more online; by searching on error U071 - this turned up many, mant hits. Some suggested that there have been bad batches of the Canon cartridges where the built-in chip has failed. I replaced by cartridge (it was hardly empty) and sure enough, it now works fine. It makes sense then, that the cartridge was indeed faulty. It's certainly worth the 10-15$ to see it if solves the problem. Otherwise, the Canon MP530 has been a solid performer!

    Good luck


  • nik360 May 11, 2010

    Thanks for the suggestion ctf1800, but that didn't get rid of my error (more than one cyan tank installed).  My Mac gives me error 1681 and the printer lcd says U071-check ink cartridge c.  Nothing is working.



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Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks MP530 / MP800 / MP800R / MP830

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.)

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    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.


  2. Pull out the print head from its package, then remove the oraGetting error 681 "more thn one magenta tank insta - 03rq02454_02.jpgap from it.


    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2&gGetting error 681 "more thn one magenta tank insta - 03rq02454_03.jpgy ports <3>. Doing so may cause printing problems.


  3. Getting error 681 "more thn one magenta tank insta - 03rq02454_04.gif">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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  1. 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.

    <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.


    Caution: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause printing problems. Do not squeGetting error 681 "more thn one magenta tank insta - 05sj00141_08_en.gif 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.
    Getting error 681 "more thn one magenta tank insta - 05sj00141_09_en.jpgress the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.


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


    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.

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


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

    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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    Cary Farah Feb 04, 2008

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