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Alarm light The alarm light remains on. I have replaced both ink cartridges - Canon - and the screen says "the following ink cartridges cannot be recognised" yet they are new. The alarm light was on prior to this though. What is the problem, how do i get rid of the alarm light??

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  • pcpc Mar 10, 2008

    Thanks for your prompt reply. It just keeps coming on as previously mentioned and won't allow me to run a menu test page or anything.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    we replaced new toner cartridge in canon laser shot lbp3300 printer but alarm light continue on

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Hmmm..unhook printer from pc...restart and run a menu test page...

if that works, re connect to the pc..

and you might need new drivers get em here

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