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Ink cartridge (not) installed properly

Whenever i try to print, an error message pops up saying that an ink cartridge is not installed properly. I've taken them out and put them back in numerous times, and nothing seems to be working. I know they are the right cartridges and that they are properly installed. But the printer refuses to print.

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    The printer keeps telling me to install the color cartridge and wont print. I have installed the color cartridge and it still keeps blinking saying install color cartridge. It's an HP

  • help1234567 May 26, 2008

    cant fit cartridge

  • Gary ET Dec 22, 2008

    My HP does the same thing

  • ohri Dec 25, 2008

    i bought a canon ij ip 1600 printer
    i have refill my both cartridge.
    and when it is inserted on printer
    then printer display an error message cartridge not install proper
    plz give me solution of my problem


  • jeanoakpark Dec 25, 2008

    After refilling the same old cartridge, it doesn't print.

  • amang_cute Feb 14, 2009

    hi, i have experienced the same, just 2 days ago my printer is working,then suddently this day, it does not at all, and it prompt an error that the cartridge was not installed properly, i did the pulling and installing again the cartridge but none happen, i have unplug the power cord and usb for about 10mins for the said own printer resetting but when i opened it and installed a new driver, it was still the same error.. pls help.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    since I changed cartridges, whenever I try to print a message saying printhead not installed comes up. I replaced the cartridges and pushed a little gray object (that appears to tighten the cartridges, they still don't print.

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Did you make sure that the colored tape was removed from the back of the ink cartridges? The manufacture puts the tape on there to protect the circuits during shipping. If the tape is still there it would not be able to communicate with the printer or computer.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2007

    Since it is not the cartridge. Have you removed the drivers and software ? using add remove programs. Then download a registry repair program ( this will make sure any error entries in your registry are removed.) then install your software again. Follow manufactures detailed instructions to make sure you have a working printer. I am asuming that your printer connects through a USB port? Goto you device manager and see if the USB is working properly. Contact me back if you are still having problems. I will try to help you sort this out. TechWizard

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Got the same problem, i just want to ask whether i have to replace the cartridge already since, none of your instructions worked for me...hope you could help me out, i been thinking hard about it so bad

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SOURCE: Ink cartridge (not) installed properly

unplug machine from power outlet. take all carts out. wait 5 min. plug machine to power. wait until machine demands carts. reinsert carts and make sure they are secured. answer display when asked if you have changed.

If you still have the error message use a original brother cart.

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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For the Canon iP1800 printer are you sure you're using the 30 for black and 31 for color?

And make sure they "click" when installed. That should confirm that they're nice and tight in their ink compartments.

Besides that, maybe reinstalling the printer drivers could do something?

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