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Old Oct 11, 2006, 4:32 PM   #1
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We own 2 pixma 4200 printers at school, purchased at the same time. I've refilled all the cartridges on printer 1 - no problem. Printer 2's magenta ran out yesterday so I refilled as usual. When the cartridge was reinserted it gave my colleague a message saying she had 2 magenta cartridges. The amber light keeps flashing 7 times, indicating a wrongly positioned cartridge and we can't print. Have we damaged the chip? When I inserted the magenta from printer 1 into printer 2 the light stopped flashing. When I inserted the defunct? magenta from printer 2 into printer 1, the amber light on printer 1 started flashing 7 times. How can I override this, or do I have to buy another OEM magenta cartridge (which rather defeats the object of refilling, plus my education budget won't stretch to OEM replacements all the time). Any help appreciated.

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 8:12 AM   #2
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Crook chip, this is even happening (quite often)with chips on new cartridges that have not reached the empty stage - you have to change the cartridge.You have to wonder at the mindset of Canon, putting faultychips on cartridges that worked perfectly before without them (BCI-3/BCI-6)
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Old Nov 3, 2006, 5:27 PM   #3
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Hey Chris,

If you're really struggling with this and it gets to crunch point you might want to seriously consider constructing or purchasing a CIS as it involves a whole lot less hassle in the long run.

Granted it's a bit technical but well worth it if you persevere.. For all that though I have to say that Epsons are easier to install a CIS in and given your budget I suspect you're better off getting a couple of D88's and some CIS kits from MIS or similar..
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