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Printer display says cannot recognize ink cartridge or more than one onk tank of the following color is installed. The black ink tank is always blinking.

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    Arorier Aug 14, 2008

    I knew my black cartridge was running out soon. So purchased a new one.

    Scanned something and it went all liney and grainy with white through the printing. So put the new cartridge in. Then when i printed it printed 3/4 of the page and went all liney and grainy again. So i took out the cartridge and put it back in. Did the alignments etc and it still would not print at the bottom of the page. And now it says "The following ink cartridge cannot be recognized" with UO53 error message..

    Shall i take my printer to be repaired?

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What is the model of your printer? Try replacing the ink cartrige coz maybe the black cartrige is already empty

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Showing Check Ink U051 COL. Have removed the


Hi there

For troubleshooting purposes,
Perform the following:

1. Open the printer and remove all ink tanks.

2. Insert a single ink tank in the printer then close the cover.

3. Confirm whether the printer recognizes the installed tank
properly. If it does, it will indicate it does not detect the other ink tanks, as
they are not currently installed in the printer.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 with another ink tank.

5. If the printer at any time indicates two of the same ink tanks are
installed, the cause will be the last tank installed. For example, if
you inserted an ink tank earlier, and you later inserted another ink
tank, and it said two of the same inks were installed, the cause of
the issue is the last ink tank.



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New black cartridge installed. Won't print. HELP please.


Try

Resetting the Ink Counter When an ink tank is replaced, the ink counter must be reset. The low ink warning is only displayed properly if the ink counter is reset.

Message Prompting Confirmation of Ink Tank Replacement
If an ink tank is removed, the printer will output a message prompting you to confirm replacement of the ink tank at the start of the next print job.
When an ink tank has been replaced, follow the procedure below to reset the ink counter. The low ink warning is only displayed properly if the ink counter is reset.
Important
If infrared communication is performed in Windows XP or Windows 2000, the printer will not output the message asking for confirmation of ink tank replacement.
Reset the ink counter from the printer driver when you replace the ink tank.

1 Check the message, and click Yes.

Note
Mistakenly clicking No instead, will prevent the low ink warning from functioning properly. If this happens, be sure to open the driver's Properties dialog box and manually reset the ink tank counter in the Maintenance tab.


2 Select the replaced ink tank, and click OK.
The dialog box allows you to select the replaced ink tank.
When both black and color ink tanks have been replaced, select both Black and Color.
If you have not replaced the ink tank with a new one, click Cancel.

Resetting the Ink Counter in Printer Properties dialog box

1 Open the Printer Properties dialog box and click the Maintenance tab.
2 Click Ink Counter Reset.
3 Select the newly installed ink tank, then click OK

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Are you using the right cartridges? They should be:
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Also check this CANON FAQ:
How do I install the ink cartridge(s)?

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Try using clean cotton cloth, like from an old t-shirt, and clean the contacts on both the ink cartridge and the seat inside the slot where the ink cart goes. If you clean them both, for each cart color, you might fix this problem.

Be sure that the power is off when you do this first!

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What you need is to reset the ink level:
1) Goto the Lexmark Solution Center application.
2) Press button Maintenance>Install a new print cartridge, follow the instruction on screen. U may then have your new full ink level. Note: u only can reset to full level, cannot customize the level by your own.
Hope this help.

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There is a small spring that holds the ink cartridge in the ink holder. You will see it stick out from the right hand side of the ink holder where the ink cartridge slides in. If that spring isn't being held to the ink holder by two plastic tabs, (I.E. the plastic tabs are broken) the printer will never recognize the cartridge. If the printer is still under warranty I would contact HP or an authorized repair center for HP. Both the black and color ink holder has this spring. I know of no way to repair this kind of breakage.

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Remove the color cartridges. On one end you can see the opaque
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