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Refilled IP1800 cartridges cant be recognised after clean install of OS

I've just done a clean install of my operating system and now my canon pixma IP1800 wont recognise the cartridges.

I've tried turning of the status monitor and leaving it unpluged but that hasn't worked.

Is there anyway of resetting the printer and installing these cartridges. Thanks in advance.

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  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    go the same problem as yours, well the only solution taht come up in my mind is try to buy a genuine ink.... the only problem is the printer does not still recognize the ink, so the tech support told me that this one of the consequence in using a refilled ink so this means that it voids the warranty all i need to do is to pay someone who repair it, i don't know what they did but they had fix the problem!!! got no choice but to buy genuine cartridge every time i ran out of ink

  • Derek Drake
    Derek Drake Aug 22, 2008

    After trawling the internet for an answer all I can say is dont buy this printer. Take it back and get one that doesn't have chipped cartridges.

    The cartridges that are in this machine will only print a certain number of times no matter what, so if you get them filled up they might work for a while but once that certain number is reached KAPUTT they wont work. Change the cartridges for new one's and then put old one's back in, this might fool the printer but I heard the rotation has to be three cartridge changes.

    Certain canon cartridges can be reset when refilled ie by cartridge world or buying a resetter, retail cost is about 27 Euro.

    This russian website offers a solution with iptool, translate via babel fish on yahoo,

    Hopes this help and puts you in the right direction, REMEMBER I still wont a solution so if you find one let me know via this site.



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Hi there, if you do a search on this website for the manual for this printer it will tell you how to reset and then reinstall your cartridges.

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For resetting the cartridges, press the "RESUME" button (triangle in circle) for about 10 seconds for each cartridge, that should reset them.

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