Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer
The solution above is a good temporary solution, but the error message kept appearing for me.
I finally ran out of ink and replaced the cartridges. No more error messages!
After doing some research, I discovered Canon had apparently released a "bad batch" of these ink cartridges which causes the error message. It has something to do with the chip on the front of the cartridges.
Contact Canon and encourage them to remove these chips from future cartridges and adopt a less-wasteful / more cost effective refill solution!!
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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Posted on Dec 12, 2007
Something I dredged up from my childhood - using an eraser to rub off whatever has built up on those metallic sensors. Used to have to do that on the electric racecars that kept getting slower and slower...
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
Had the same error after replacing my black ink om my MP830.(UO71) I Put some Methylated Spirits on a cotton tip and gently cleaned the cartridge chip (allow it to air dry). This fixed my problem!
Posted on Dec 05, 2007
Sometimes when you change your ink it doesnt register.hold down the stop/reset button and it will bypass that
Posted on Aug 25, 2007
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