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Ink tank won't light up

I have a Pixma MP600 printer which I have had for about 4 years. I recently tried to install an ink tank (a C-CLI8) but the light does not go on and a message says "The following ink tank connot be recognized". I went to Target bought another Canon tank. Same story. I have read the trouble-shooting guide and have tried everything. Why won't the tank light up? What could be wrong? I'm an 80 year old grandma and love to PRINT! HELP!

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SOURCE: MP500 ink tank cannot be recognized error U043

Same problem - two solutions I found helped me work out mine. One said contacts needed to be cleaned and it worked to use a Q-tip and alcohol or just click it in position several times until it recognizes the cartridge - this may work. Another said that they got it to work by installing a brand new cartridge - cool, but I have one full of ink it won't recognize. So I pulled the little circuit board off a used cartridge (like you need to do with some refills) and put it on the cartridge that it wouldn't recogrnize - works great. Still haven't figured out how to get it to acknowledge ink levels though. Canon really should be more consumer friendly since these problems seem to be intended to compel the use of proprietary cartridges.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon pixma MP600 wont recognize ink tank. Seldom used

Hello!
I have the same printer and the only ink cartridges I use are Canons own.
I've tried these cheaper replacement ones and zip nothing will not recognise them.
It is false economy as now I have a full bank of copy ink cartridges that charity will not even accept.
Hope this helps!
Paul 'W'
Onyer~EDson(:0) {#>< U.K.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: MP500 ink tank cannot be recognized error U043

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Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: MP500 ink tank cannot be recognized error U043

I had the same problem. My mp630 is also only 4 months old. I replaced all colour ink cartrdiges(inc black), but was only able to release the function for detecting the ink levels for magenta and cyan. Yellow and black then started giving error message U043, with them alternating between working, but never working at the same time. Getting them all clicked in with the lights glowing red does not solve the problem, as once the printer cover is closed, the same error message turns up. The only thing that worked for me is moving the chip slightly out of alignment, by pushing the sliding chip holder, and I only had to do this twice before they all started working and the printer was unlocked.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

pineworks
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Hi there you can try.
Following step by step resetting canon Pixma iP90 :

  • Before resetting printer canon iP90, start with printer power off.
  • Press resume button coincide with power button.
  • While pressing power button, release resume button.
  • Press resume button 2 times and then release both button
  • Green LED indicator will blinking and then stopped blinking.
  • When the Power LED lights in green, press resume button 4 times.
  • Press power button and the printer power will off. Otherwise off, depress again power button.
  • And the turn on the printer again, your printer canon iP90 should be response as normal.
All I ask is please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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