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Printing Error My Canon iP1800 has printing error - 'An ink cartridge is not installed properly'. It's always prompting this kind of error everytime I print evethough I supposed it was installed properly. I even had lots of pages already printed when it prompted that error. So how come it became 'not installed properly? I've been surfing the internet on how to fix it, but still no answer =( Please help me. Thank you so much.

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  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    when i give the print than there is a printing error of 5100 shows me in the desktop so plz how to print it.

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    an jnk cartrage is not installed properly

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    Everytime I try to print a promption always comes out saying that an ink cartridge is not prperly installed. please, i need your help!

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Plz try by reinstalling your printer drivers and resit your cartridge

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