I recently got the large black ink cartrige refilled at a CartridgeWorld, and they gave me a sheet that told me what to do after replacing the cartrige to make sure it works. Well, the sheet said to select "refilled cartridge" on some menu, but when I put the cartridge back in the printer, no menu like that came up. In fact, it worked normally, but before every print job it would say that it couldn't detect the ink level in that cartridge, but when I pressed "ok", everything worked fine. But now when I turn it on, the alarm light goes on and it says "The remaining level of ink cannot be detected" and no matter what button I press the screen won't go away and I can't print anything. Help please?
While holding the stop/reset button, you will see the Alarm light flash next to on/off button. Continue to hold stop/reset button until you hear cartridge move inside. Alarm light will stop flashing also.
There is the "Stop/Reset" button. I found in the manual that you should push this button at least 5 seconds, then it is supposed to get reset and should work correctly. It didn't work at once in my case, but somehow it got better after some time. BL
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You may need a newer cartridge
See if the printhead has any abnomal markings.
You can compare it with the color printhead.
If the printhead is good, see if the ink is flowing through the printhead.
Fill the ink cartridge to maximum
Squeeze the sides of the ink cartridge, ink should flow out.
If ink is flowing out, remove any excessive ink with a paper towel.
Install ink cartridges, do NOT do any cleaning cycle.
Since your black cartridge is full, cleaning may cause it not to print.
Do some black copy operations.
Many aftermarket companies have inferior parts in their ink cartridges. Stay with the genuine cartridge for yours. To save money refill your own. They can be refilled at a low cost and the cartrige will reload about 7 to 9 times before it no longer any good to use any more
press the Stop/Reset button for at least 5 seconds with the ink cartridge installed. Then printing can continue under the ink out condition.Canon do not like you to use refills and generic carts so the function for detecting the remaining ink level will be disabled
Ok you need to know this secret with canon and epson printers:
They do not allow any remanufatured or refilled cartriges to work on their printers. Sometimes their printers make sure that such ink will not work (just keep that in mind)
However, if you have been using refilled cartriges before, and it worked, then you may have a defective cartrige. Where ever you got this refilled go back and tell them that you need a newly refilled one because the one they gave you is defective.
If that does not work go to Cartrige world (hopefully they are around where you live) or someplace that will take your cartrige in and give you another refilled cartrige and hopefully its not defective.
The ink your purchased is likely a cheap watered down version of what your printer is meant to take. You may notice that the ink smears when you rub the page directly after printing. Why you chose to use the blue and red ink to make black blows my mind. These refill kits are insanely cheap and buying the black could not have been much more. Not using black ink in the black cartridge would explain why your print is faded. Also, there is no way to reset the ink levels on this type of cartridge. As long as the printer still prints, just ignore the ink level indicator and print until the ink runs dry. I recommend Cartridge World for ink refills because they use high quality ink to manufacturer specified volumes while still saving you money.
This maybe in the manual under ink tank replacement, most cannons have this, but keep in mind that sometimes the ink feed tubes to the print head get clogged and then the printer will report no ink at all, these cansometimes be cleaned by soaking them in acholol