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Both lights on printer flashing

Error 6000 after installing new ink cartridge
I have installed a new black ink cartridge (PG-40 Black) in the B slot in my father's Pixma ip 1600 and it will not accept the cartridge. I've set it to grayscale printing, turned on Black printing only and still it says it's the wrong cartridge. It is a Canon cartridge that has been recycled. There is no color cartridge in the printer as my Dad doesn't use it. There's no reason it shouldn't work.

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Cancel all pending print jobs, then turn off the printer , remove all the ink then put them in , turn printer back on and check if you still have the same error.. If yes this can be a faulty printer already...

Good luck........

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I would buy a genuine new canon cartridge as it sounds as though the chip is faulty and stopping the printer from recognising it as a new cartridge.

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If you set to black and wite it should also print pictures by the way, it does not accept grayscale because it won't be able to print in grayscale photo quality.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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    Ginko Aug 20, 2008

    If your Pixma does not accept the cartridge at all instead try the following:


    Remove cartridge
    Unplug printer USB
    Unplug printer power cable
    Wait ten minutes
    Plug back printer
    Install cartridge

    If it still returns error with lights flashing the cartridge is faulty.

    Not accepting grayscale with only black cartridge may be normal, in black only mode it should still normally print pictures.



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    Ginko Aug 20, 2008

    Pixma cartridge also have a chip with print counter, if the cartridge is refilled chip must be reset. Some non original cartridge can give you troubles sometimes.

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