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More than one of the same ink tanks installed

I keep getting a message that I have more than one of the same ink tanks installed. It says I have more than one Cyan tank in the printer when I do not.

Has anyone experienced this?

It is especially annoying because the printer will not allow me to print when I get this message.

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    yeah, i have the same problem, tho it's not the cyan tank, it's the yellow one. I hit this page looking for an anser, but no luck yet.

  • reggie92 Mar 12, 2008

    Have the same problem, but on mine it lists both the yellow and cyan. Have removed and reseated the cartridges to no effect. With this many people having the same problem someone must have a fix. Waiting to see an answer.

  • mr1966 Mar 14, 2008

    Same problem here.

    I'm going to try a reinstall of the driver software.

    This is getting annoying to the place where I may be looking for a new printer.

  • chr06 Mar 24, 2008

    The same problem has just occured for me.

    Following suggestions on other sites, I've tried cleaning the contacts on the cartridge, to no avail.

    My printer is not long out of warranty!

  • Micca82 Apr 06, 2008

    Same problem-

    My printer is 6700D and my error says I have more than one cyon installed.

    Warranty has expired a long time ago, of course-

    It looks like so many people have this problem, maybe we should sue Canon for this--this is really annoying

  • lenlaurence Apr 06, 2008

    I have the same problem with my ip6700D, with the yellow tank. If I take it out and replace it, it usually corrects the problem, but it is quite annoying.

  • JM-T Apr 14, 2008

    Thanks for the responses. Hopefully option 2 will work for me since replacing an almost full cartridge is such a waste.



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I wrote to Canon about this problem. They sent me the advice, first to try taking the cartridge out and replacing it. If that didn't work (I'd already tried it), I should remove the power source from the printer for one minute, then try again. That didn't work either. Their third option was to replace the cartridge with a new one. I'd resisted this option, in case it didn't work, as Canon cartridges are not cheap. It was the last resort before taking the printer for service. I tried it and it worked!
Good luck!

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