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Cannot recognize ink cartridge

Used printer very little over period of 6-ish months, but previously worked very well. Now it won't recognize the magenta cartridge. Have only used OEM cartridges. When error received, ink tank was about 1/2 full and had not been touched or monkeyed with in any way. Replaced cartridge anyway -- still won't recognize cartridge. What now? The machine is locked up. Just a few weeks ago I bought new ink cartridges from Cartridge World. They worked find until about 4 days ago when my printer couldn't recognize the cartridges anymore.
I did not change anything or even open the cover to my printer.

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  • shellio Jul 22, 2008

    Just a few weeks ago I bought new ink cartridges from Cartridge World.
    They worked find until about 4 days ago when my printer couldn't
    recognize the cartridges anymore.
    I did not change anything or even open the cover to my printer.

    This is what I posted. I don't knwo how those extra sentences appeared...

    And yes I'm using PG40 and a CL41.
    I also have a PG50 black cartridge.


  • Robert Short Jul 29, 2008

    my pixma mp 460 will not recognise my cartridge world refill. its the cl41 colour.

  • Lord Syred Jul 31, 2008

    Same problem. Working fine one day - next won't recognise cartridges (one is fresh Canon original, one a refill). Machine under a year old but now (temporarily I hope) useless.

    BP

  • Miles May 11, 2010

    I'm a bit confused here. You have on your heading a Canon MP460. The 460 uses a PG40 black cartridge and CL41 Tri-color cartridge. Why is it you are referring to the magenta cartridge? If you replaced 1 of the colors then it must mean you have replaced 1 three colored cartridge? If you are talking of a magenta cartridge, then that means you have a CLI-8 cartridge not a CL-41. But your machines only use the 40 and 41 cartridges.

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I have about 6 canon printers with a 3in 1 using PG40 and CL41. I have never encountered the problem you have. I have looked into some other sites and noticed a number if CLI-8 cartridges being replaced by Canon. I think there are only 2 probable problem areas, he cartridge or the software you are using. I suggest you call up Canon and complain about this problem. Seems like you got the printer 6 months or so ago. You should able to get to do something like replace the printer or cartridges. I'm assuming that you don't refill or have your cartridges refilled so the contact points should not be messy w/ ink. You can try cleaning the contact points on the cartridges and printer. But I'd call Canon and explain to them the situation and see if they can solve your problem. Solve I'm implying is to replace your cartridges or printer. Let me know if this helps.

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