Question about Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer
Hi, I replaced the big black ink cartridge with a compatible one and changed the chip , than I disabled the ink detection function and everything was working ok, today it was empty again and I replaced it again by a compatible cartidge and transferred the chip again, now my printer does not print black anymore, but I do not have error messages, it justs prints empty pages (color prints are working) What to do?
The ink detection is a critical function of the printer.
Ink actually acts as a lubricant for the heads, and running (Printing) without ink is equavalent to driving a car without oil.
I.E. It will seize eventually....
Hopefully you didn't print much without the ink, and your heads are still in good shape...
Here is a chip reset procedure....
With the original chip now attached to the compatible cartridge (you may need double sided tape to get the chip to stick well to the cartridge), and with the cartridge now in the printer, Press and hold the Reset/OK Button for 5 seconds to reset the chips.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
Make sure you select the AUTOMATIC PAPER LOAD in the printers page set up. Although the lights flash on the new cartridges it does print, no problem even with other types of ink
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
Hi, i too have just replaced my black cartridge with a new compatible black, fitted chip, but now get a constant flashing on the cartridge, any ideas
Posted on Mar 16, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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