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Printer tells me black cartridge is missing

I have been printing fine but suddenly my printer displays messsage left ink cartridge missing. I have a half full cartridge and now the black doesnt print.The snap cover seems like it might be a little loose ...could this be the problem?

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Please remove your printer and uninstall the software from the PC. then reinstall the software and tehn connect back your printer to be detected and installed once again. I hope you have the software of the printer which came along with the set. This must get your printer back to action. I hope this helps . Good day

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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Fix it well in the printer afterward.

Than use normal paper and print in color.

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Hi there,
Procedure for replacing Cartridge
When FIne Cartridges run out of ink, replace them. using the following steps.

*Important
Handling Fine Cartridges
-Once the protective tape is removed, do not touch the electrical contacts or Print Head Nozzles on a FINE Cartridge. The printer may not print out properly if you touch it.
-To maintain optimal printing quality, we recommendthe use of specified Canon brand FINE Cartridges.
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-Replace empty cartridges with new ones. If you insert FINE Cartidges that has been removed once, the printer may not print properly due to some reasons such as clogging of the nozzles. Furthermore, with such cartridges, tlhe Low ink warning may not be displayed properly.
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1) Make sure that the printer is on, and then open the Front Cover.
The FINE cartridge Holder move to the left.
Cautuion : * Do not hold the FINE cartridge Holder to stop or move it.
* Do not touch the metallic parts inside the printer.
Important : If the Front Cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the FINE Cartridge Holder moves to the right. Close and reopen the Front Cover to return the holder to the left.

2) Remove the empty FINE Cartridge.
a) Push down the FINE Cartridge.
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Important: - Handle FINE Cartridge carefully to avoid staining your clothes or surrounding area.
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3) Prepare the replacement cartridge.
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- do not re-attach the protective tape once you have removed. Discard it according to the locals laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
-once the protective tape is removed , to not touch the electrical contacts or Print Head Nozzles on a fine cartridge. The printer may not print out properly if you touch it.
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b) Push up the FINE Cartridges until it clicks into the place.
Important : The printer cannot be used unless both the FINE Cartridges are installed.

5) Close the Front Cover.

Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks,
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