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Ink carriage will not stop at centre to allow change of ink cartridges

I was very successfully using the Canon PIXMA MP600 on a Microsoft based computer for about a year but recently changed it to work with an imac computer. It was configured (attached to work) with drivers obtained via the internet as I had misplaced the CD for the Macintosh computer setup that came with the MP600. The psc (MP600) WAS WORKING SATISFACTORILY but as the ink cartridges started to show that they needed replacing I ran into the difficulty I am now reporting. I have tried all possibilities that I can think of but still cannot get the CARRIAGE carrying the ink cartridges to stop at the central position to allow any replacement.
By the way, I have since found the CD disk. What am I to do?

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  • Gordon Laurie Mar 18, 2008

    Thanks Cropp
    However after numerous tries I was not successful.

    Perhaps I should disconnect the MP600 from the iMac (Tiger issue) where I had used drivers that I had down-loaded from the internet and reinstall using the CD that came with the MP600 (which I have found). Perhaps the trouble exists in this interconnection. The ink cartridge changing had previously been done successfully when the MP600 had been connected to my MicroSoft computer. The problem I am experiencing has only appeared with this next need for cartridge changes on the computer that I bought for my wife. I am mystified!

    Thanks again for you effort -- do you have any other suggestions. (as you probably can tell, I am a rather non-geek person).




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Hi star

Try this

After the printer decides the cartridge is empty it will start giving you warnings. Eventually it will give you a message to press the Stop/Reset switch for approx. 5 seconds to disable ink level monitoring on the empty cartridge. Ink level monitoring will be re enabled if a new OEM Canon cartridge is installed. There is no way to reset the chip on the cartridge but you can replace for new ink



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