Question about Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Why won't my canon printer MP460 read my ink cartridges? It keeps saying "Cannot read ink cartridges" on the black ink.

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  • sweet_animeg Jul 05, 2010

    I'm not 100% sure how to turn off the status monitor either,
    because I continue pressing different buttons and the same msg remains,
    does that mean that I really have to change the cartridge right away?

  • sweet_animeg Jul 23, 2010

    I've tried to turn off the status monitor, and it still shows the error msg on the printer. What else can I do at this point?

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Hi, are you using Canon or refilled cartridges? If you are using Canon, there's a problem with the cartridge. If you are using refilled cartridges it's because the cartridge has been used. When you first put a Canon cartridge in, the printer reads the cartridge and knows it's a new one, I'm not sure of the mechanics of it, I don't know if it blows a chip or fuse in the cartridge but it can read a new one. If it's been used, it can't read it so you get the message that it can't read it.
Turn off the staus monitor and the message will go and you can carry on printing, it won't tell you when the cartridges are empty, you'll just notice the print quality going downhill.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

  • stoobee65 Jul 06, 2010

    Hi, try this (on your PC)

    1. Click on the start menu
    2. Go in to Control Panel
    3. Click on
    Printers and Faxes
    4. Right click on your printer (Canon MP460)
    5.
    Go down to properties
    6. Then click on maintenance

    Step 2 -
    Click on ‘View Printer Status…..’

    Step 3 - Click on Option

    Finally,
    click on enable status monitor. This will turn it off and should allow you to print.

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