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Canon mp600 printer

Have changed yellow ink cartridge, taking chip from an empty canon cartridge and fixing it to replacement cartridge. now getting U043 message - ink tank cannot be recognised. Thought maybe new cartridge was faulty so placed chip onto another new cartridge and exactly the same message shows. Help please.

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  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    Unreccognized black ink tank. Jiggling & re-istalling worked for a week or two - now nothing works. I read that cleaning the ink-tank tray of leaked ink would help - there was leaked ink, I cleanedit carefully, no difference - as always, the ink tank light comes on in the "maintenance" position, but is "not recognized" when I try to use the printer. Mine is a Pixma MP700, by the way.

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    the ink at wallgreens is on sale some one told me that you cant repace the ink

    i bought new carteges ... at full price

    it says to desconect ink manege ment

    i,mthinking to buy more ink it,ds hafe price

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    after changing the ink cartridge the printer does not print, a message came up saying realign

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    when changing cartridges after fitting new ones the printer would not power up?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    After changing the printhead and maintenance catridge all the new ink dumps into the maintenance cartridge

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I am using Cartridge World cartridges, but they have always worked just fine in the past. I have bought a complete set of REAL CANON cartridges, but I'm wondering why the ones that have been working all along are not working now.



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Most likely, some of 4 pins which contact with the code circuit on cartridge are bent. Use a mirror to exame it.

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MP600 Easy fix for unrecognized ink cartridge

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    MP600 unrecognized ink cartridge error U150



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