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Canon Pixma MP780 'Wrong Cartridge' Error Message

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Post time: 2010-2-20 12:43:23 |Show all posts

I've only had it for 2 years and now it won't print because of this error
message. Obviously its the right cartridge as the printhead has never been
changed. Yes I do use Hobbicolors refill kits but these have worked for
almost all of the 2 years and the ink tanks are physically identical to the
Canon and there is no chip on them.
I have tried removing and replacing the printhead and ink tanks,
re-installing the driver, disconnecting from mains overnight - problem
returns after a short while - yet when working it produces a good print.
HELP!
(Ta)

Post time: 2010-2-20 19:38:41 |Show all posts
On Jun 7, 11:06*am, measekite <inkysti...@oem.com> wrote:
> Michael Johnson wrote:
> > Old Strebuggart wrote:
> >> \measekite\ <inkysti...@oem.com> wrote in message
> >>news:Kfn2k.3552$uE5.819@flpi144.ffdc.sbc.com...

>
> >>> Old Strebuggart wrote:
> >>>> This measekite guy seems to be a **** stirer - his reply is not
> >> logical -
> >>>> think he's trying to wind everyone up - I see he has a reputation

>
> >>> Are you stirred up?
> >>>> The MP780 cannot detect a wrong cartridge if it isn;t chipped and
> >>>> is the
> >>>> same shape - there are no detectors in the head that could identify
> >>>> the
> >>>> tanks.

>
> >>>> A new head cured it so it must have been a problem in the printhead,
> >> which
> >>>> is the original canon

>
> >>>> Replacing the old OEM tanks did not cure the problem.

>
> >>>> Finally just supposing the ink had 'somehow' destroyed the head - its
> >> still
> >>>> miles cheaper replacing the head and having used ink refill than using
> >>>> expensive canon cartridges over the past 2 years.

>
> >>> That may not be true. *If one values getting the highest quality
> >>> photograph that has the lowest risk of fading then Canon OEM is
> >>> justified.
> >>>> So he's a wind-up merchant with nothing helpful to say and probably a
> >> very
> >>>> sad life.

>
> >> Why print photos these days when its far cheaper to go to, say Asda
> >> (Wallmart) and get a 6x4 for as little as 10 or 15p?

>
> > Convenience and gas costs are a good reason. *Plus, you can control
> > the final product instead of trusting it to a high school student that
> > could care less about print quality. *Like most things it is a matter
> > of choice. *I buy cartridges for $1.59 each so the only substantial
> > cost I have is photo paper and I can get good deals on it too so
> > printing costs in our house are extremely low.

>
> With all that wonderful cheapo ink you should also solve your paper
> problem by getting one of the Epson printers that take roll paper. *Then
> you can use Great Northern, Cottonelle, or Charmin rolls. *Now the
> paper, ink, and your photo artistic quality are equally matched.- Hide quoted text -
>

Ya but if you add a Canon printer you can use no-name, recycled toilet
paper and the paper would still be to good.

Post time: 2010-2-20 19:04:37 |Show all posts


Michael Johnson wrote:
> Old Strebuggart wrote:
>> \measekite\ <inkystinky@oem.com> wrote in message
>> news:Kfn2k.3552$uE5.819@flpi144.ffdc.sbc.com...
>>>
>>> Old Strebuggart wrote:
>>>> This measekite guy seems to be a **** stirer - his reply is not

>> logical -
>>>> think he's trying to wind everyone up - I see he has a reputation
>>>>
>>> Are you stirred up?
>>>> The MP780 cannot detect a wrong cartridge if it isn;t chipped and
>>>> is the
>>>> same shape - there are no detectors in the head that could identify
>>>> the
>>>> tanks.
>>>>
>>>> A new head cured it so it must have been a problem in the printhead,

>> which
>>>> is the original canon
>>>>
>>>> Replacing the old OEM tanks did not cure the problem.
>>>>
>>>> Finally just supposing the ink had 'somehow' destroyed the head - its

>> still
>>>> miles cheaper replacing the head and having used ink refill than using
>>>> expensive canon cartridges over the past 2 years.
>>>>
>>> That may not be true. If one values getting the highest quality
>>> photograph that has the lowest risk of fading then Canon OEM is
>>> justified.
>>>> So he's a wind-up merchant with nothing helpful to say and probably a

>> very
>>>> sad life.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>

>>
>> Why print photos these days when its far cheaper to go to, say Asda
>> (Wallmart) and get a 6x4 for as little as 10 or 15p?

>
> Convenience and gas costs are a good reason. Plus, you can control
> the final product instead of trusting it to a high school student that
> could care less about print quality. Like most things it is a matter
> of choice. I buy cartridges for $1.59 each so the only substantial
> cost I have is photo paper and I can get good deals on it too so
> printing costs in our house are extremely low.

With all that wonderful cheapo ink you should also solve your paper
problem by getting one of the Epson printers that take roll paper. Then
you can use Great Northern, Cottonelle, or Charmin rolls. Now the
paper, ink, and your photo artistic quality are equally matched.

Post time: 2010-2-20 18:09:33 |Show all posts

\measekite\ <inkystinky@oem.com> wrote in message
news:Kfn2k.3552$uE5.819@flpi144.ffdc.sbc.com...
>
>
> Old Strebuggart wrote:
> > This measekite guy seems to be a **** stirer - his reply is not

logical -
> > think he's trying to wind everyone up - I see he has a reputation
> >

> Are you stirred up?
> > The MP780 cannot detect a wrong cartridge if it isn;t chipped and is the
> > same shape - there are no detectors in the head that could identify the
> > tanks.
> >
> > A new head cured it so it must have been a problem in the printhead,

which
> > is the original canon
> >
> > Replacing the old OEM tanks did not cure the problem.
> >
> > Finally just supposing the ink had 'somehow' destroyed the head - its

still
> > miles cheaper replacing the head and having used ink refill than using
> > expensive canon cartridges over the past 2 years.
> >

> That may not be true. If one values getting the highest quality
> photograph that has the lowest risk of fading then Canon OEM is justified.
> > So he's a wind-up merchant with nothing helpful to say and probably a

very
> > sad life.
> >
> >
> >

Why print photos these days when its far cheaper to go to, say Asda
(Wallmart) and get a 6x4 for as little as 10 or 15p?

Post time: 2010-2-20 17:53:54 |Show all posts

Old Strebuggart wrote:
> This measekite guy seems to be a **** stirer - his reply is not logical -
> think he's trying to wind everyone up - I see he has a reputation
>

Are you stirred up?
> The MP780 cannot detect a wrong cartridge if it isn;t chipped and is the
> same shape - there are no detectors in the head that could identify the
> tanks.
>
> A new head cured it so it must have been a problem in the printhead, which
> is the original canon
>
> Replacing the old OEM tanks did not cure the problem.
>
> Finally just supposing the ink had 'somehow' destroyed the head - its still
> miles cheaper replacing the head and having used ink refill than using
> expensive canon cartridges over the past 2 years.
>

That may not be true. If one values getting the highest quality
photograph that has the lowest risk of fading then Canon OEM is justified.
> So he's a wind-up merchant with nothing helpful to say and probably a very
> sad life.
>
>
>

Post time: 2010-2-20 17:46:02 |Show all posts
Old Strebuggart wrote:
> This measekite guy seems to be a **** stirer - his reply is not logical -
> think he's trying to wind everyone up - I see he has a reputation
>
> The MP780 cannot detect a wrong cartridge if it isn;t chipped and is the
> same shape - there are no detectors in the head that could identify the
> tanks.
>
> A new head cured it so it must have been a problem in the printhead, which
> is the original canon
>
> Replacing the old OEM tanks did not cure the problem.
>
> Finally just supposing the ink had 'somehow' destroyed the head - its still
> miles cheaper replacing the head and having used ink refill than using
> expensive canon cartridges over the past 2 years.
>
> So he's a wind-up merchant with nothing helpful to say and probably a very
> sad life.
>
>

I think you've summed him up very well. Congratulations!
TJ

Post time: 2010-2-20 16:53:11 |Show all posts
This measekite guy seems to be a **** stirer - his reply is not logical -
think he's trying to wind everyone up - I see he has a reputation
The MP780 cannot detect a wrong cartridge if it isn;t chipped and is the
same shape - there are no detectors in the head that could identify the
tanks.
A new head cured it so it must have been a problem in the printhead, which
is the original canon
Replacing the old OEM tanks did not cure the problem.
Finally just supposing the ink had 'somehow' destroyed the head - its still
miles cheaper replacing the head and having used ink refill than using
expensive canon cartridges over the past 2 years.
So he's a wind-up merchant with nothing helpful to say and probably a very
sad life.

Post time: 2010-2-20 16:21:51 |Show all posts


Old Strebuggart wrote:
\DanG\ <nospam@q.com> wrote in message news:j7-dnRgSQ4N8ttXVnZ2dnUVZ_rHinZ2d@comcast.com...

\Old Strebuggart\ <xsx2000x@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:MzN1k.20413$8z7.9644@newsfe30.ams2...

I've only had it for 2 years and now it won't print because of this

error

message. Obviously its the right cartridge as the printhead has never

been

changed. Yes I do use Hobbicolors refill kits but these have worked for almost all of the 2 years and the ink tanks are physically identical to the Canon and there is no chip on them. I have tried removing and replacing the printhead and ink tanks, re-installing the driver, disconnecting from mains overnight - problem returns after a short while - yet when working it produces a good print. HELP! (Ta)

I hope you haven't been using the same tanks for 2 years.

No! Hobbicolors supply empty ones you can refill, though i do use them a few times each - besides the print quality has been great - no blocked jets like I had on my Epson 830U when I used Selectafont ink. The Canon is so easy to refil and the print works straight away not loads of cleaning like on the Epson. If the Hobbicolors ink was 'bad' then yes I would expect it not to print clearly, to block up etc, but why the 'wrong cartridge' message?
It is the wrong cart if it is not Canon OEM ink. The printer knows what it wants

Surely a problem with the electronics/electrics on the head? Not the ink! The new head cured the problem and I continue to use Hobbicolors - because it would cost me the price of several new printers over the next 2 years if I didn't!
That does not make sense.


Post time: 2010-2-20 15:47:48 |Show all posts

\DanG\ <nospam@q.com> wrote in message
news:j7-dnRgSQ4N8ttXVnZ2dnUVZ_rHinZ2d@comcast.com...
>
> \Old Strebuggart\ <xsx2000x@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:MzN1k.20413$8z7.9644@newsfe30.ams2...
> > I've only had it for 2 years and now it won't print because of this

error
> > message. Obviously its the right cartridge as the printhead has never

been
> > changed. Yes I do use Hobbicolors refill kits but these have worked for
> > almost all of the 2 years and the ink tanks are physically identical to
> > the
> > Canon and there is no chip on them.
> >
> > I have tried removing and replacing the printhead and ink tanks,
> > re-installing the driver, disconnecting from mains overnight - problem
> > returns after a short while - yet when working it produces a good print.
> >
> > HELP!
> >
> > (Ta)
> >
> >

>
> I hope you haven't been using the same tanks for 2 years.
>
>

No! Hobbicolors supply empty ones you can refill, though i do use them a few
times each - besides the print quality has been great - no blocked jets like
I had on my Epson 830U when I used Selectafont ink. The Canon is so easy to
refil and the print works straight away not loads of cleaning like on the
Epson.
If the Hobbicolors ink was 'bad' then yes I would expect it not to print
clearly, to block up etc, but why the 'wrong cartridge' message? Surely a
problem with the electronics/electrics on the head? Not the ink!
The new head cured the problem and I continue to use Hobbicolors - because
it would cost me the price of several new printers over the next 2 years if
I didn't!

Post time: 2010-2-20 15:21:48 |Show all posts


Old Strebuggart wrote:
\measekite\ <inkystinky@oem.com> wrote in message news:CAS1k.7669$Ri.656@flpi146.ffdc.sbc.com...

Old Strebuggart wrote:

I've only had it for 2 years and now it won't print because of this

error

message. Obviously its the right cartridge as the printhead has never

been

changed.

Yes I do use Hobbicolors refill kits

if you bought Canon OEM ink you would not have the problems you are

having.

but these have worked for almost all of the 2 years and the ink tanks are physically identical to

the

Canon and there is no chip on them.
Like I said if you do not use Canon OEM ink then you will have headaches sooner or later. You seem to be another poster with the same or similar story. Many say \Well I did not have trouble before\ . In in this ng there are some who have such an ego they will never admit if they have problems.

I have tried removing and replacing the printhead and ink tanks, re-installing the driver, disconnecting from mains overnight - problem returns after a short while - yet when working it produces a good print. HELP! (Ta)

How would Hobbicolors ink have caused this problem then? Is there a supplier for OEM ink as the cartridges are £8 each to buy so thats £40 every time. As I filled them around 8 times thats £320. New printhead £33, Ink £40 and still loads left

Post time: 2010-2-20 14:27:06 |Show all posts

\measekite\ <inkystinky@oem.com> wrote in message
news:CAS1k.7669$Ri.656@flpi146.ffdc.sbc.com...
>
>
> Old Strebuggart wrote:
> > I've only had it for 2 years and now it won't print because of this

error
> > message. Obviously its the right cartridge as the printhead has never

been
> > changed.

>
> > Yes I do use Hobbicolors refill kits

> if you bought Canon OEM ink you would not have the problems you are

having.
> > but these have worked for
> > almost all of the 2 years and the ink tanks are physically identical to

the
> > Canon and there is no chip on them.
> >
> > I have tried removing and replacing the printhead and ink tanks,
> > re-installing the driver, disconnecting from mains overnight - problem
> > returns after a short while - yet when working it produces a good print.
> >
> > HELP!
> >
> > (Ta)
> >
> >
> >

How would Hobbicolors ink have caused this problem then? Is there a supplier
for OEM ink as the cartridges are £8 each to buy so thats £40 every time. As
I filled them around 8 times thats £320. New printhead £33, Ink £40 and
still loads left

Post time: 2010-2-20 13:36:31 |Show all posts

Old Strebuggart wrote:
> I've only had it for 2 years and now it won't print because of this error
> message. Obviously its the right cartridge as the printhead has never been
> changed.


> Yes I do use Hobbicolors refill kits

if you bought Canon OEM ink you would not have the problems you are having.
> but these have worked for
> almost all of the 2 years and the ink tanks are physically identical to the
> Canon and there is no chip on them.
>
> I have tried removing and replacing the printhead and ink tanks,
> re-installing the driver, disconnecting from mains overnight - problem
> returns after a short while - yet when working it produces a good print.
>
> HELP!
>
> (Ta)
>
>
>

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