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Canon Pixma IP4300 - cartridge recognition preventing any printing happening.

A few months ago the magenta cartridge went in with light on but then the printer said it needed to be changed and the light went off. I have since tried to replace the cartridge but the printer doesn't recognize the new one at all. I'm not that fussed about colour printing but the printer won't do anything in black or colour unless the problem is resolved.

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  • tpickard Aug 25, 2008

    I have the exact same problem,just replaced all the colours with original cannon inks, been using it for a few weeks with no problems and now the Yellow refuses to be recognised by the printer even though the cartridge is vertually full. If i take the cartridge out and replace it again it lights up, but once the slide retracts it seems to go off. ;-(

  • brooklynmts Aug 25, 2008

    Same problem; light on cartridge goes out. NOot able to print black text pages. Replaced cartridge but not recognized, light still out.
    Can't print anything.
    Had this problem 2 weeks ago and called canon. Printer just over warranty time limit and they wanted to charge me $$ to read off a help/cheat sheet. Eventually they sent me a new cartridge [diff color, said it was the cartridge's fault....now I don't believe it...] but I have the same problem with a different color cartidge. I can't print out anything on the printer and that is not good.
    Any suggestions welcome.
    thanks


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I am having the same problem. My magenta cartridge light is OFF, no light, I replaced it with a new cartridge but it still will NOT light up. the printer is just over a year old and customer service wanted to charge me for the last time I called up with this problem.

ANy other suggestions?
THanks,

Steve

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I seem to be having a similar problem with my cannon pixma 4300 as certain others, i have just recently replaced all the inks with " original" cannon inks and all of a sudden it refuses to print anything, it says that one of the inks is not working, ( Yellow) I remove it, replace it again and the light comes on but when the slide retracts the light seems to go off. any ideas would be great, this seems to be a fault i have read a few times.

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