"No Ink Tank Detected" message on the DM100i-DM225

Learn how to resolve a "No Ink Tank Detected" message on the DM100i, DM125, DM200L and DM225.
Products affected: DM100®i, DM125™, DM200L™, DM225™


Your meter displays the message No Ink Tank Detected and does not print.


Your ink cartridge is missing or undetected by your meter.


  1. If you have a scale, remove it and set it aside.
  2. Select Install Ink Tank.
  3. Open your top cover.
  4. Select a solution to resolve your system message:
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  • Solution 2: If your ink cartridge is present:
    1. Carefully remove your ink cartridge. For assistance, see Replacing the ink tank cartridge.
    2. Examine the seven gold pins where the ink cartridge sat:
    • If the gold pins look okay, go to Step c.
    • If any pins are bent or broken, contact technical support. Have your model number ready.
    1. Remove your print head. For assistance in removing and replacing your print head, see Replacing your print head .
    2. Use a dry, lint-free cloth to wipe the bottom of your print head.
    3. Reinsert your print head and ink cartridge.
    4. Reboot your meter by unplugging it from the power source for one full minute, then plugging it back in.

UPDATED: January 03, 2023