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Pixma 4200 compatible ink cartridge problem help

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?

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  • TEZ 1976 Mar 21, 2008

    HI THERE, COULD YOU TELL ME HOW TO DISABLE THE INK DETECTION FUNCTION ON MY CANON IP4200 PRINTER

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    asd

  • MrsSoup May 02, 2008

    I raced to Staples and purchased $60.00 of new ink. I changed the ink and now my printer only prints in color...no black. I have cleaned, deep cleaned and cleaned again. All to no avail. I went online and seemed to find A LOT of people with Canon printers with similar problems. Is this something that Canon should do a recall on? My printer is not old at all. I have only bought Canon ink. Come on Canon, take care of this for me and for others!!!!!!

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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.

  1. The "Ink Low" dialog box will pop up (similar to photo 1 below)
  2. Continue to print until the "ink has run out" dialog box pops up (similar to photo 2 Below) Click "OK" to continue to print.
  3. The "Ink Low" dialog box may reappear, if so repeat the first 2 steps
  4. Then the "once empty" dialog box will pop up (similar to photo 3 Below) Click "Yes" to continue to print
  5. The "Not Liable" dialog box will pop up (similar to photo 4 below). Click "Yes" to continue to print
  6. Continue to print until the "remaining level of ink" dialog box pops up (similar to photo 5 Below) Click "OK" to continue to print
  7. Another dialog box will pop up with the "press and hold the Resume" or "press and hold the Paper Feed" button (similar to photo 6). Press and hold the "STOP/RESET" button (for Canon MP Series) or "PAPER FEED" button (for Canon IP Series) for 5 seconds. DO NOT Click "Back" or "Cancel Printing"
  8. The "Ink Monitor" dialog box will appear and the printer will continue to print. (similar to photo 7) In the event that that the "press and hold the Resume " dialog box pops up again, Press and hold the Paper Feed Button or Stop/Reset Button for 5 seconds
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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

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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

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