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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Re: Pixma 4200 compatible ink cartridge problem help
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.
The "Ink Low" dialog box will pop up (similar to photo 1 below)
Continue to print until the "ink has run out" dialog box pops up (similar to photo 2 Below) Click "OK" to continue to print.
The "Ink Low" dialog box may reappear, if so repeat the first 2 steps
Then the "once empty" dialog box will pop up (similar to photo 3 Below) Click "Yes" to continue to print
The "Not Liable" dialog box will pop up (similar to photo 4 below). Click "Yes" to continue to print
Continue to print until the "remaining level of ink" dialog box pops up (similar to photo 5 Below) Click "OK" to continue to print
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"
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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If you refilled the cartridge, most likely the wafer chip on the ink cartridge is a self setting chip. What this means is once the ink runs out one time, the chip will either short or change a pattern to allow the cartridge to never work again (so you have to go out and buy their new ink) Some places sell a chip reset, or you can replace it will an OEM black ink.
If this all fails, than the print head (the carriage the ink sits in) is faulty
no both are different Here are the list of cartridges u can use MP210 PG-30 Pigment Black PG-30 Pigment Black Ink Cartridge PG-40 BLACK CL-31 Color FINE Ink Cartridge CL-41 Color MP240 PG-210 Black Cartridge CL-211XL Color Cartridge CL-211 Color Cartridge PG-210 XL Black Cartridge
hi.make sure there is no tape or dirt on cartridge chip contacts.if still no joy trying iserting one cartridge at a time then installing.say insert black then will say others carts missing red blue yellow.keep going till they are installed.sometimes helps.make sure the carts have lastest chips installed version 5 or higher if compatable cart.should not be a problem if bought from epson.eg t711 etc will fit but must be new carts with new chip otherwise may not accept.i belive the sx100 has something like t811 or something.this may be the new chip.otherwise may just be a faulty chip on the cart.you can get refillable carts or ciss system on ebay you put in your own ink.they are brillant.cart chips reset when low ink.hope this may help.
in the printer driver there is a option that whenever you install a new cartridge it has to be reset otherwise it shows the message the above you quoted. one more option is there that is change the chip of yellow cartridge and black, after doing this please whip circuits of the cartridge and printer carriage block before installing the cartridge