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"used ink tank is full"???

I keep getting error message "used ink tank is full" and says to restart printer. I've done this. But keep getting same error message. This happened just after we replaced black ink cartridge. Can't get it to print. Don't know what to do.

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  • talk2roni Oct 18, 2007

    Yes, I solved the problem----by buying a new printer (ha ha)

    The Canon

    people said this is the only option and they give discounts if

    you buy a printer from them.  I got a new one for pretty cheap,

    around $60 and shipping was free.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    I have had this same message for a while, so I keep restarting the printer, and it works fine. Now though, it won't print at all - it says "Print head not installed! Install print head in the printer and click OK, or click cancel if no print head available".

    I have had this printer for 4 years now, so maybe it is time for a replacement...

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    I have the same message. I turned the printer several times on and off, but message stayed and printer does not print

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    I had the same message "Used ink tank full" so I set to work with a screw driver.

    1st I found some pads that clean the heads. There is a vacuum tube under these that goes into a motor (to create suction). Then under the motor is a larger pad that soaks up all the ink. To get this motor out you have to really force it. If you then try to remove the pad ink goes everywhere. So there you have it – Canon has designed this printer to fail after a certain amount of printing and you can’t fix it. My advice is to buy a printer from an ECO friendly company.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    have replaced ink tanks but now error message is showing saying more than one yellow ink tank has been used.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    There's no error and catriage is full but black ink is not printing



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OK, Boys and finally is the complete answer to the problem of the waste ink tank counter reset for Canon i250 and i350 printers.

1. Disconnect printer from AC power (take out AC cord or power off your power strip). Disconnect USB PC cable from printer.
2. Press and HOLD the POWER button (untill step 7).
3. Reconnect power cord (turn on power) to the printer.
4. The indicator should be green.
5. Press and release the RESUME button , the indicator should be orange.
6. Press and release the RESUME button again, the indicator should be green.
7. NOW Release POWER buttons.
8. NOW Connect the printer to PC (USB cable).
9. NOW...I opened "Printers" and saw that a "copy" of my printer (i250 or i350) had been made. Make that COPY your default printer and all should work...It did for me.

You May Thank Me NOW!!!!

I must say...I went into the "GUTS" of the beast and cleaned out the PADS (they are actually vacuum pads that the INK is sucked through during a HEAD cleaning) a very messy undertaking.
I'm not sure how much life this will add to your printer.

Good Luck

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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    Connie Kooiker Nov 27, 2013

    sorry that didn't work beside i have a conon MP280. Why does my alarm light comes on with code E3




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