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Error message U150 appears saying the following ink tank cannot be recognized. I have reinstalled the Magenta ink tank on my brand new Canon PIXMA MP970 more than 20 times. The cartridge light goes on but when I close the cover the error message reappears.

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  • chrismusic Dec 23, 2008

    I have the same problem and because of the error the printer won't let me do ANYTHING! Can anyone help?

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    U150 error "The following ink tan cannot be recognized"

    Cyan

    Power cycling the printer works maybe 60% of the time


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Try diffrent pixma mp970 may be that defcated

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