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Canon mp500 printer

It keeps on saying "the following ink tank cannot be recognized. when i open the printer the light is off on the black ink. when i put it back on, it keeps on saying the same thing.

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Plz check you have placed the ink tank in the appropriate slot otherwise you have to try with new one

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Solution: Snap in ink tanks properly MP500

Ink Tank Seated Properly Refer to the following steps to verify the ink tanks are seated correctly:
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  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

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  3. Open the inner cover.

    CAUTION:
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    b. Do not touch any metal parts.


  4. Press down on the ink tank until a click is heard, thereby making sure the ink tank is seated properly.

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    Note:
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  5. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    1. When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam your finger.
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