Problem with ink cartridge not being recognised, no information on align print head on Canon site, also posted in reply you made in March. I have technical background but not electronics, if you need help with just about anything motorcycle related I can fix it
Re: Flashing alarm and 'put in cartridge' Canon woe's
Hi, I tried hitting the stop button (well I pressed it, even though I felt like hitting it) Nothing happened. Using genuine cartridges, haven't tried a re-fill, tape is removed Canon say the cartridge holder may be at fault but printer has barely had any use (do they die of old age?) It just keeps flashing at me and message is 'put in cartridge'
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New cartridge wouldnt print but sounded like it was printing. You can check ink levels clean or align cartridge by pushing menu then tools. I cleaned contact points w qtip and alcohol. What seemed to work is putting alcohol on cartridge where ink is released and putting back into machine wet did this three times first time little dots of ink then a faint print and now it is printing must have been dried ink further then I could access.
With the Cartridge compartment cover open, insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge cradle with the contacts facing into the unit. When the cartridge is seated in the print cartridge cradle, push the top of the cartridge towards the back of the unit until the print cartridge clicks into place.
Close the cartridge compartment cover and control panel.
On the keypad, press1if the replacement print cartridge is new or2if the replacement print cartridge is old
When you put in a new cartridge, you must choose1: New.When you put in a used cartridge, choose2: Used. This helps you to check the correct amount of ink you have left.
An alignment page will print and06 [01-11]will show on the display
Look at the alignment page and select the number under the straightest line, and then press that number on the keypad and then pressStart/Enter.
Try keeping the paper only in the bottom tray (there's a tray in the bottom) Try pulling any paper out of the top and just close that top tray. Open up the head so that u can see the ink cartridges and turn the printer on and off and maybe it will center itself again. If it's still not working (even if lights aren't red and print head wont align in the center) try manually moving the head back and forth like 18 times so you can lubricate that rail in the back that's holding it. After that, re-turn it off and on again.
No not yet,the problem is the cartridge,sometimes even new cartridges might have a dry printhead
Remove you cartridge,put the printhead side in about 5mm of hot water and keep it there for 5 minutes,take it out and do head cleanning again.