Question about Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer
Hi, I have a Canon MP210 and started refilling my cartridges. The first time I got an error saying the printer didn't recognize the cartridge,
but it finally cleared up. I am having trouble again having just
refilled both of the cartridges. The Error No. that comes up is 1401 or
1485 - "The following ink cartridge cannot be
recognized" - Color Ink and Black Ink. The Alarm Light on the
Control Panel is lit and one or both of the black ink and color ink
I have tried pushing the reset button for over 5 minutes which was suggested on another site, but that doesn't work.
Does anyone know of a way around this or a way to bypass the Alarm Light coming on?
Thanks for any help!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Nope! Canon played a little nasty on re-fillers and made these cartridge virtually un-fillable. Not that they can't be refilled, they can. They just won't be recognized in your machine.
They have done a couple of strange things with the software and the cartridge.
1. Software writes to the cartridge to actually marry it to the machine. This encodes id numbers on the cartridge so that another machine cannot use the cartridge.
2. They have placed a "fuse" of some type in the cartridge which is actually "blown" when the "out of ink" message is displayed. This renders the cartridge un-usuable for another cycle.
I like the Canon product. Just not these particular ones. The ones that take cartridges 30/31/40/41/50/51. I have seen too many of them come into my shop for repairs after barely 2 years of use. They are un-repairable regardless of their issues.
I suggest you look at a different Canon product, one that takes the individual ink tank cartridge PG-5 and CL-8 series. These are much better machines and the printer itself will last longer.
Just be aware that you will have an added cost in the print head which is a consumable that will need to be replaced every 3 years or so!
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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