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MX472 won't recognize new ink cartridges code 1401

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I recently needed to replace my ink cartridges on my MX472 and immediately following  the install, I received several beeps and a code on the LCD display of 1401. That code means ink not installed. Consequently, I cleaned the contact strips with alcohol, did a hard reset of holding the stop button for 5 seconds, another type of reset of holding the stop button for 2 seconds, then pressing and holding the power button followed by pressing the stop button 5 times. I also unplugged the printer for 5 minutes with the cartridges out of the printer and plugged it back in, reinstalled the cartridges and still received the 1401 error code Check Ink. I went and bought another set of authentic Canon ink thinking the first set was defective and still a no go on the second set. Is my printer ready for the trash can? Its only 6 months old!  Anyone have any other thoughts or ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Re: MX472 won't recognize new ink cartridges code 1401

Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller? Beuller?

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Re: MX472 won't recognize new ink cartridges code 1401

Hi Gregg1!

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Re: MX472 won't recognize new ink cartridges code 1401

Hi Gregg1,

 

Since you continue to receve the error after performing the troubleshooting steps you have mentioned, the printer will require servicing.  Since you purchased the printer within the past year, it is still within the warranty period; please call or email us using one of the methods on the Contact Us page for further assistance.

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Re: MX472 won't recognize new ink cartridges code 1401

Thanks Ramona.. I did call customer support last week and after trying different methods of trying to clear the error, I was pleasently surprised that Canon is sending me a new printer. It should arrive this week. Thanks so much for the great service! I did not expect my printer to be replaced! That is pretty awesome!

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