I just got my ink cartridges refilled, and my printer was fine before. Now, I keep getting the Service Error 5202. I tried running the cartridges in warm water, soaking it, and ink does come out.
What should I do?
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The manual for the PIXMA iP1600 says the following concerning the 5 blinks:
The ink cartridges are not properly installed, or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed (the ink cartridge EEPROM data is abnormal). Install the ink cartridges properly. Or, confirm that the supported ink cartridges are installed.
If you haven't already I would take a look at the electrical contacts on the cartridge to make sure they are clean (free of dust and ink) and then reinstall them in the printer. If the printer gives the same error, it's time to buy a new cartridge. 3 refills from a cartridge is not bad at all.
You don't reset the printer, you reset the cartridges. If the inks have a little circuit board on them you go online and buy a chip resetter, or you buy refilled cartridges that have a new chip on them already. There is nothing in the printer to make it take refilled inks.
Was the replacement cartridge Canon brand on a refill? Either way that style Canon printers are designed to not accept refiled printer cartridges for the 30s, 40s or 50s. It is likely that the printer deemed your cartridge not an un-used original and turned it into an inky paper weight. I would return the cartridge to where ever you purchased it and be sure to only purchase new Canon brand for that machine.
There is no way to reset the ink levels on these cartridges. If the printer will print, just print until the ink runs out. You can also tell your printer to "ignore ink levels" so you don't get the low ink message every time you print.
To get your printer to recognize the new cartridge; go to start - printer and faxes -right click on printer - preferences (printing preferences) -settings -load factory settings. Print test page Ctrl+P
IF YOU HAVE BUY THE INKS THEN YOU GET NIDLE AND SIRING THEN YOU WILL USE THE TECHNIC DOCTOR USE TO SWAP THE LIQUID FROM THE CONTAINER AND INJECT IT IN THE BODY YOU WILL USE THE SAME TECHNICS GET THE INK IN TO THE SIRING AND PUT IT IN THE CARTRIDGE BUT MIND YOU LOOK AT THE HOLES VERY WELL RED HOLE WILL BE MARK RED, BLUE WILL BE MARK BLUE WHILE YELOW WILL BE MARK YELOW SO ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS FOR YOU TO PUT THE INK IN THE RIGHT HOLE IN SOME CARTRIDGE THE HOLES WILL GUIDE BY A OBJECT REMOVE CAREFULLY THEN AS YOU FINISH REFILLING EACH HOLE PUT THE OBJECT BACK.
Most manufactures put small chips in the ink cartridges. The driver
software knows when you have inserted a re-filled "same cartridge".
Hence you get an error.
Theres one way around this wall.
Keep at least two emptied cartridges. (Prefered three).
Go ahead & refill them & store them standing up so the nozzle does not dry out. Rotate your replacements.
most common, is there is a tiny piece of lint or paper shred, has worked its way between the ink cartridge and the print carrieage connectors,
take the cartridges out and wipe down the connectors on the cartridge and carriage with a lint free cloth or lens brush
Isopropyl alcohol is a good residue free cleaning fluid,
if no all the connectors answer, the printer assumes a wrong cartridge