Re: Discontinue the use of color ink cartridges...
Try holding the stop/reset button down for 10-12 seconds. This should cancel the cartiidges out that you are not using...also click on printer box properties (via control panel) and select print "grayscale"....you can also manually adjust how dark you want the print to be....apply
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Printers have a mechanism to detect refilled cartridges. By default it does not accept refilled ones. But there's a work around. Have a set of two (preferably 3) cartridges , refill and cycle them. This way the printer wont be able to detect that you have inserted a refilled cartridge.
Replacing the five ink tanks (cyan, yellow, magenta, black dye, and black pigment) is a simple task. The top of the printer flips up to reveal the ink tanks and the printheads, and by flipping a lever, you can pull out each tank individually. Being able to replace individual tanks is a boon, as you won't waste colors you use less frequently. Also, you won't need separate photo ink to print photos, which we appreciate. Canon ships the Pixma MP830 with full ink tanks. Replacement color and dye-based black ink tanks cost $14.25 apiece, while the pigment-based black ink tank costs $16.25. Canon estimates the cost per page for both black text and color text to be an inexpensive 2 cents.
, click All Programs
, and then click
View ink levels
If a cartridge is low on ink, discontinue these steps, replace the cartridge, and then try printing again.
If the cartridges contain a sufficient amount of ink, continue to the next step.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
After installing a new HP Inkjet print cartridge, the ink level indicator remains at the previous level.
to print and ignore the ink level indicator. The print cartridge is
full of ink, it just is not being measured accurately.
You'll need to either put it back in or replace it.
You need to have both color and black cartridges in for your printer to work.
Never throw away cartridges, save money and refill them or you can take them to most any computer store for recycling.
when you change all new cartridges (make sure all cartridge ok, and the cartridge pins connection ok) still red color lost, it is the trouble at print head ink chanel some of that is too dry for longer time less using , most CANON printer head is separated from the ink cartridge, two way you may try:
1) take out the ink cartridge, drop down a little the special cleaner (best clean tools buy from dealer), to the head ink chanel hole, then set back the ink cartridge and waiting minutes
2) try put the print head bottom surface touch a little cleaner or water 1-2 hrs, if you can take out the print head unit. still not fixed for some case that should change the print head unit.