This printer won't work without both cartridges being installed. Have you tried checking the printer to see if the alarm has been cleared out? Hit the "okay" button and see if the ink cartridge selection updates. Have no clue about it using more photo ink rather than color unless your setting are not correct - paper type, etc.
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If there is no improvement with the quality of printing following such maintenance as print head cleaning, a FINE Cartridge is probably empty. Replace the empty FINE Cartridge with a new one. When replacing a FINE Cartridge, check the model number very carefully. The printer will not print properly if a wrong FINE Cartridge is used, or installed wrong. Replacing a FINE Cartridge When a FINE Cartridge runs out of ink, replace them using the following steps. 1 Ensure that the printer is on. 2 Open the card slot cover first and then open the front cover. The FINE Cartridge holder moves to the left. 3 Remove the empty FINE Cartridge. Color: CL-51 [High Yield] Photo: CL-52 The standard Color FINE Cartridge (CL-41) can be installed as option. -Handle the FINE Cartridge carefully to avoid staining clothing or the surrounding area. -Discard the empty FINE Cartridge according to the local laws and regulations.
The canon pixma mp 210 uses PG-30, CL-31, PG-40, CL-41
It will not recognized the PG-50 & CL- 51
See if you can return it and exchange it for the PG-40 & CL-41.
If not, the only other way is to transfer the ink into the other ink cartridges.
The cartridge cap can be removed by a sharp tap at the back end of the cover.
You can glue back the cover.
If there is an E 1,6 Error code, Ink has run out after you install your ink cartridges
Press and hold the stop/reset button for about 10 seconds to clear the error code.
no both are different Here are the list of cartridges u can use MP210 PG-30 Pigment Black PG-30 Pigment Black Ink Cartridge PG-40 BLACK CL-31 Color FINE Ink Cartridge CL-41 Color MP240 PG-210 Black Cartridge CL-211XL Color Cartridge CL-211 Color Cartridge PG-210 XL Black Cartridge