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Printer doesn't recognize cartridge

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 lights flash.

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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  • cinara Jul 24, 2008

    Yeah - I was trying to get around that option of paying for new cartridges. Apparently from what I have read, many times this same thing happens even with new Canon cartridges! No more Canon products for me!

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    My Pixma MP170 says 'check ink UO51 blk col'. I replaced the black cartridge, hate to waste another $30 on the color cartridge if that won't fix it.

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    I have installed new PG37 blank ink cartridge but it does not recognise the cartridge. Any help

  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2008

    I'm having the same thing

    and we only have this printer for like 2 months

    this is insane.

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No YOU DONT"

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

  • fcsHGuSGHJgf Aug 28, 2008

    Read the Instructions! Or ask the manafcturer but it will cost you a fortune!!!!! buy anoher printer!!!

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You have to change the ink cartridges

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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    Subhendu Das Jul 25, 2008

    try replacing the printer head

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SOURCE: Error Number : 1485 The following ink cartridge cannot be recogni

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!

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