Canon Printer Does Not Recognize Ink Cartridge

How To Fix Canon Printer Does Not Recognize Ink Cartridge?

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You might receive the ’Canon Printer Does Not Recognize Ink Cartridge’ error after replacing the old or empty cartridge or installing a new ink cartridge. If you’re also encountering the same issue on your Canon printer, this page may help you resolve it.

Inserting re-manufactured, compatible, generic, or refilled ink cartridge on your printer might display one of the following errors:

  • Ink cartridge is not compatible
  • Printer cartridge not detected
  • A low or empty level of ink
  • No cartridge installed

You can also find the Warning lights flashing on your printer’s control panel in some printer models. Before you start the troubleshooting steps to fix this issue, press the OK button to clear the printer’s screen's error message.

Fixing the Canon printer doesn’t recognize the ink cartridge issue

  • First, make sure that you have inserted the manufacturer's recommended ink cartridge on your printer.
  • Check if the ink cartridge is unpacked properly and then inserted into the printer.
  • To verify it, take the ink cartridge out of your printer and check it.
  • If any packing tape is left in the ink cartridge, remove it and then reinsert the cartridge into the printer.
  • Make sure that the new ink cartridge is inserted properly.
  • If the Canon Printer Does Not Recognize Ink Cartridge issue persists, then take the cartridge out of the printer and check any dirty/damaged contacts stop chips data from reading.
  • If yes, clean the dirty ink cartridge using a clean vowel.
  • Check if the printer recognizes the ink cartridge. If not, restart your printer.
  • If the restart process doesn’t resolve this issue, then reset your printer.
  • If you encounter this issue on the printer with a print head, then take the ink cartridges and clean them using a clean paper. If cleaning the ink cartridges doesn’t resolve this issue, then reset your printer.

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