Question about Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Canon MP150 I have just refilled my two cartridges and the low ink warning stays on.I have trawled a lot of websites for correct reset procedure ,but the MP150 seems unique in its button layout and I have'nt found it anywhere.Any help would be appreciated.

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  • www_exxa8888 Feb 21, 2009

    error 27

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    my MP150 has the code of E5.........i.e. can't detect the ink.......

    I have this problem suddenly together with having the difficulties of scanning problem.

    But I can still use the printer or scanner a week before.

    I have followed the steps above. But still.........the printer can't be detected.

  • Peter Koh
    Peter Koh May 11, 2010

    error 8

    cannot print
    screen appears 8

  • Halie Hurst Aug 16, 2012

    Try the solution from this website, --it worked for me, hope it will for you too. :)



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How to reset the Canon MP150 after a refill (Step 10 concerns refill; instructions below the steps):
Method1 (Safe Factory Method):
1) Disconnect the printer’s power outlet
2) Press and hold the power button while connecting the power outlet back.
3) While still holding down the power button, press the reset button twice.(red circle with a triangle)
4) Release the power button
The printer takes about 10 seconds to show the number 0.
5) Press + to change the value from 0 to 1.
6) When this value is 1, press colour button; this will light up two leds.
One is for plain paper and the other for photo paper. At this point is feed the printer with paper.
7) Press the power button twice and the printer will print a some stuff (if this page doesn't print by itself, press the "color" button once and the test page will print). Don’t worry much about the printed material. I got some stripped lines and some numbers. I believe that my colour cartridge is clogged which is why I got the green strips.
When you print this sheet the value in the display returns to zero.
8 ) Open the printer cover cover (not the scanner cover) and remove the cartridges. With the printer still open, disconnect the power outlet.
9) Close the lid and turn on the printer.
10) Refill cartridges and place them back in their nice little abode in the printer.

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  • amirazir Jun 11, 2011

    wow its work fine on my 5 years old mp150 ...its reset everything including the ink level warning. thanks maynard7 for the tips n tricks...

  • anairdafe Aug 16, 2011

    It works only to the 10 step. The error is gone after 9 step, without the cartridges(!!!!) but when I put the cartridges back the E5 is displayed again.

  • exportfinlan
    exportfinlan Apr 09, 2012

    Very good worked 4 me aswell, old writer and now like new...
    Tahnk you


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Here's the solution to reset the MP 150 1) First power off the printer. Next, while holding STOP/RESET button, power on the printer. 2) While holding POWER button, release STOP/RESET button. Then push STOP/RESET button twice. 3) Wait about 20-30 second until the LED shows "0". The push STOP/RESET button four times. 4) Finally push POWER button twice. Last step is to turn off the printer by pressing the POWER button one last time.

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  • ruslan649 Jun 06, 2011

    Hi, I think I followed the instructions carefully; however the low ink warning lights are still on. Has anyone actually followed these instructions and had success? Maybe I'm doing something wrong. The only ambiguous instruction is that we are not told when to release the POWER button in step 2.

  • jayjackass Sep 03, 2011

    tried all of these ideas on this site but this is the only thing that works for my printer :
    download mptool :
    then follow thes instructions:
    The MPTool is designed for service works with the printer Canon MP-Series
    when in Low-Level mode.

    Currently supported for
    MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP450, MP460. MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP450, MP460.

    BEFORE activating need to

    To activate LOW LEVEL mode:

    1. Unplug the power cord to the printer for a moment.

    2. Then, hold*down the on/off*button while plugging in the power cord.
    Keep holding the on/off button down.

    3. Right away the green power light (in the button) will turn on solid.*
    Keep holding the on/off button down.

    4. Press and release the Stop/Reset button.
    (the button w a red triangle in a red circle)

    5. Now you can release the on/off*putton.

    The* green power light will go off and the yellow Alarm light will stay on.
    Now you can run MPTOOL and resetting the ink counters will work.

    Your printer will show up as "another" Cannon printer.
    When you finish you must again unplug the power cord for a moment
    and then just plug it back in. After you do this, you'll see both
    printers listed in Printers (controll panel) and one will show as
    offline. You can then rename this offline printer as "Low Mode Canon"
    or whatever works for you so you don't mix it up with other functions.


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If you have refilled your old cartridges, rather than replacig them with new ones, then the printer reads the chip on the old cartridge as empty. It can't tell how much ink is in there. SO you just have to keep an eye out for when the ink seems to be running low due to the quality and refill them again.

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Try removing cart. reset printer. reinsert cart, power cycle printer.

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Hi everybody!

I found an working procedure (METHOD1) to reset ink level for Canon MP150!
Jump here, and use METHOD1 !!!
This is an SAFE procedure, do not harm your printer.
And working Canon MP140 too!

(sorry my bad english)
garasz from Hungary

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

If this doesn't work at resetting ink level, go to this page and do as directed:
Works fine.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

This also fixed the error E, 2, 7 on my Canon Pixma 145. This solution works!

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U must do your toot!

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There's no solution for this. i asked diffrent people that are proffesional and all of them told my the same that it will not show that the cartriage is full

Posted on May 01, 2007

  • marianne cardona May 01, 2007

    hey ppl i cant find my setup to reinstall my printer (canon mp150). can anyone suggest something what i can do pls?


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Try holding the Reset button for 5 seconds or more; this may have to be repeated several times.

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