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Fixing Check Ink 1682 and 1684 Canon Pixma Error Codes

The Canon Pixma ‘Check Ink 1682’ and ‘Check Ink 1684’ error message will appear when your printer is having trouble recognising one or more of the cartridges. In most cases these codes will be accompanied by text stating “The FINE cartridge cannot be recognized” or “The ink cartridge cannot be recognized.” and some representation of whether it is the colour or black cartridge your printer is...

Clearing the Canon “Check Ink” 1401, 1687 and 1485 Error Messages

When your Canon Pixma printer is having trouble recognising one or more of the cartridges installed it will present you with the Check Ink 1401, 1687 or 1485 error message. The official Canon explanations for these codes are “The FINE cartridge is not installed” for 1401, “The FINE cartridge is not installed properly” for 1687 and “Appropriate ink cartridge is not installed” for the 1485 message. Although...

Clearing Canon Pixma Support Code B200 Error Message

The only text Canon offer in relation to the B200 support code is “A service error has occurred” and the advice offered online by them seems to suggest it relates to an obstruction within the printer. They typically advise turning off the printer checking for unwanted packaging or other debris within the printer and then turning it back on again. However in my experience the Canon B200 error message relates to a printheads...

Canon Pixma MX395 Printer Review

The Canon Pixma MX395 is a budget printer that comes with a surprising amount of features for the price. It is an ideal solution for a home or small office that needs to do an occasional print job, but for regular use you may find slightly lacking and expensive to run. Video Review ) Features Copier and Scanner Fax Machine 30 Sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) 100 Sheet Paper Tray Borderless Printing Design With a sleek black design with...

How to Clear the Canon Check Ink 1686 and 1688 Error Messages

The Canon “Check Ink 1686” and “Check Ink 1688” are low ink warnings used by an entire series of inkjet printers that take the PG-540, PG-540XL, CL-541 and CL-541XL ink cartridges. Canons official text used to describe the error states “The ink may have run out” (Check Ink 1686) and “The ink has run out” (Check Ink 1688). Whatever error you are receiving your printer will stop when it believes the...

Canon Pixma MX395: Printer Basics

In this post we will show you how to perform some basic maintenance on the Canon Pixma MX395. These videos and written instructions are essential steps in troubleshooting nearly any print quality issue. How do I perform cleaning/deep cleaning cycles on a Canon Pixma MX395? Cleaning and deep cleaning cycles force fresh ink into a cartridges printhead and are a great way of improving print quality and removing dried or congealed ink from a...

Clearing the HP “Check Ink/Print Cartridge” Error Message

Hewlett Packard’s “Check Ink Cartridges” error message can appear in a variety of circumstances and is applicable to many different OfficeJet, Deskjet or even Envy series inkjet printers. Most commonly “Check Cartridges” or “Check Ink Cartridges” means that your HP printer simply cannot recognise the colour or black ink cartridges. Thankfully however this error message can usually be cleared with some...

Refresh Cartridges Director Arctic Expedition for Charity

This January our Director Chris Holgate will be traveling to North Sweden, just South of the Arctic Circle in order to raise money for the local palliative and end of life care charity Rowcroft Hospice. Without any modern conveniences, during this time he will be spending several nights living in a snow hole in temperatures dipping as low as minus 35 degrees Celsius. To find out more about the challenge or to sponsor Chris please check out his...

What is a Canon FINE Ink Cartridge?

Many Canon printers make reference to Canon FINE Ink Cartridges both in their paperwork and in associated error/warning messages. This include but are not limited to the following: The FINE cartridge is not installed. The FINE cartridge is not installed. Install the FINE cartridge. The FINE cartridge is not installed in the correct position. The FINE Cartridge cannot be recognized. The FINE Cartridge is not installed properly. The Appropriate...

Clearing Canon Pixma ‘Check Ink’ Error Message U162 and U163

Canon inkjet printers calculate ink level estimates of all installed ink cartridges using the average page coverage and how many pages have been printed with the cartridge historically. When your Canon printer gets to a point when it believes the cartridge is empty you will be presented with a ‘Check Ink’ U162 or U163 message and be prompted to replace the cartridge. This message will also stop you printing and scanning. Most users...

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