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The ink cartridge that was in my Canon Pixma iP1800 printer suddenly got an error message saying it was not properly installed. It had been in place for months. I ordered a new cartridge. It didn't work either. I removed the drivers and reinstalled them and rebooted. It's still not working. Any idea how to clean the contacts properly or anything else that might work?

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I will try a printer reset.
Remove both cartridges and close cover.
Unplug printer from electrical outlet and wait at least 10 minutes.
The wait time will let the printer to fully cleared memory and
also to cool down if printer was overheating.
Plug printer back in and turn on printer.
Wait for printer to stop.
Install both cartridges.

Posted on Jan 01, 2011


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