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  • shreddie67 Feb 18, 2009

    I have a brand new black 40 cartridge and still I'm getting a message saying U051 check black ink, can anyone help?

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Canon pixma mp470 printer error u051

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Change the color wuth a non-refilled one.

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  • J Stover Jan 15, 2011

    What a nut job!
    Here's the link to a troubleshooting manual I'd suggest downloading:http://webservice.copiercatalog.com/cata...

    I had the same problem. I bought an off brand replacement @ Office Depot and the printer won't let you use anything other than the Canon PG40(black) or CL41(color) cartridges.
    I cleaned the heads, did everything before coming to this conclusion and taking the "new" cartridge back to the store and getting the Canon one. I've refilled old Canon cartridges before and it worked fine, but this was the first time I tried to use a "refurbished" cartridge. I found the manual(link above) and it says the U051 error code is due to the printer not recognizing the cartridge. Make sure your replacement cartridge is a FINE Canon PG40/CL41 and it'll work.

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