Recently I changed the cartridges for another pair of newly refilled cartridges and turned off the ink checker and now it works fine. However the original refilled cartidges also worked fine for a while before blocking printing occured even with the ink checker turned off.
I am aware the ink sponge can be a problem.
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Welcome to the world of Canon. Simply put, the PG-210 CL-211 cartridges have what I like to call "digital fuses" built in. One fuse for "new" and one for "empty". When you install a new Canon cartridge both "digital fuses" are intact. The "new" fuse tells the printer that it is a new genuine Canon cartridge and resets the page counter internal to the printer. With the page counter reset, the printer "blows" the "digital fuse" and that cartridge enters the used state. When the page counter on the printer believes the cartridge to be completely empty it will "blow" the second "digital fuse" and the printer will from then on refuse to recognize it as a valid cartridge. Some claim to have ways around this, but Canon really has won this battle. My Cartridge World store does not refill these cartridges and does not recommend refilling them. Buying original Canon cartridges is what we recommend.
Your refilled cartridge didn't get the ink level chip reset. Your printer will refuse to print, scan, copy, etc.. until you replace the cartridge that's "empty." I would return the cartridge to the refiller you purchased it from and buy a refill from Cartridge World. These simple problems do not happen with Cartridge World refills.
You can't refill the cartridge that's in your printer because your printer remembers the serial codes in the electronics of the cartridge to reject refills. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling store and I have started suggesting that customers buy Canon originals because we have had so many returns.
You can't refill these cartridges yourself. Sure you can get ink and inject it in, but your printer remembers the serial number of each cartridge and how many pages you've printed with it. Because it remembers this information it turns off the cartridge electronics to prevent the use of refills. I would try to get refills for the black but not the color cartridge. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling store and we have a high return rate on the color cartridges. It seems the printers are extremely finicky about color refills. If you get a black refill and your printer won't print with it, exchange it for another one because you happened to get a cartridge with the same serial number as the last one you had. I recommend Cartridge World refills, then Office Depot brand refills.
Cleaning the cartridges or shaking them will not solve your problem. Your printer remembers the serial numbers encoded into the electronics of the cartridges you've used in it. If it sees the same code in a row it will kick out the cartridge. It is designed this way to kick out refills so you have to buy the expensive Canon ink. I own a Cartridge World store and it is my opinion that the Cartridge World you visited should have informed you of this problem. If I were you, I would break down and purchase a Canon original cartridge and see if it works. If it doesn't the first time, exchange it at the store for another new original cartridge and see if that fixes the problem. If not, it is likely there is something wrong with the printer. If you get one of the originals working I would think it would be safe to try a refill again (not a refill of YOUR cartridge but someone else's).
Yes, Lexmark has been making their new printers smarter to reject refilled cartridges. Most likely what is happening is your printer is turning off the electronics on the cartridge when it gets empty so you can't reuse that cartridge. I own a Cartridge World printer cartridge refilling store and I've even had customers return original Lexmark cartridges because their printers have rejected them. If you want to be able to refill your cartridges never buy a Lexmark printer. HP printers that use integrated print head cartridges can be refilled nicely.
Canon Error Codes
L5000,5500,7000,8000: To enter service mode Data Registration, #, Ram Clear is under #8 clear
Faxphone 20 ram clear Turn off the power switch Turn off the memory protect switch (located on the bottom of the machine) Turn the power on Press function # 2 0 start Turn the power switch off Turn on the memory protect switch
Fax L770 fuser gear wears out easily under heavy usage. White gear with 2 sets of teeth.
Inkjet models such as the B160 will hold faxes in memory and refuse to print if excess ink has accumulated on the pad under the cartridge's nose. Remove the cartridge and wipe up excess ink with a cotton swab.