Question about Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet Printer
My Cyan ink cartridge was low so I installed a new one. Now my Mac gives me error 1681 more than one cyan cartridge is installed-and I can't print anything. Please help me solve this problem.
I have the same issue as well - I just open the printer, pop out the cyan cartridge, and reinsert it (the same one). This generally works - sometimes I need to do it once or twice. I figure I'll be patient and keep doing this until I a) finish the cyan ink cartridge, b) replace it out of annoyance, or c) through the printer out the window in total frustration.
Interesting to hear about "faulty" cartridges though - I shell out for the "authentic" Canon cartridges which you would think would be reliable - maybe I should switch to using the imitation ones if I'm going to have issues with them anyway...?
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Just tried the suggestion of holding the midle button down for 6 sec, didnt seem to work. Might just have to buy a new yellow cartridge
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
I have just tried this solution and it has worked (hum, for how long ?) :
Turn your printer off.
Keep pushed the middle button for about 6 seconds (the one that is blinking in yellow, seven times for the error 1681)
Your printer should turn on and work again.
Hope it will solve your / my problem.
Sorry for my poor english Francois
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
Replace the cyan cartridge again. There are quite a few faulty new cartridges getting around. This will fix it everytime. Seen it hundreds of times.
Posted on Feb 04, 2008
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