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Trying to reset chip on refilled ink tank on CANON MP830

I've read a similar problem on this site, but I'm almost certain I read somewhere that there is a way to reset the chip on a refilled ink tank on a CANON PIXMA MP830. I've tried holding the Stop/Reset button for 5 and 10 seconds....and nothing changes. I continue to get the 'ink is low' message....although the printer is working just fine. Anyone know how to reset the chip on this machine?

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    same problem



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Looks like has a chip resetter for the CLI8 color cartridges, but I don't know if that unit will reset the big black PGBK cartridge in the MP830.

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Whoever filled this cartridge for you did not reset the chip. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling store and our chip resetter was about $100. I would not purchase from that particular refiller again because they have displayed a lack of knowledge about their product. If you buy from Cartridge World, they always reset the chips for you.

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Canon SA - Useless


I'm going to shoot you several things and include a link to a web site for people with printer problems I belong to.

I'm also going to ask several other experts to come in on your case and help out so you don't feel lost, lonely and steppped on by Canon.

You did send me several other Requests on this issue but I noticed you are using a new ID. Do have confusion using our site and have created more than one user ID as a result?

1.) Sometimes you can reset Canon printers by holding down the Cancel button for five full complete seconds, so count to six or seven first to make certain.

You may see the lights on your control panel flash and then go green. See if that doesn't help you, first. This may or may not work on your printer if you have a bad tank chip as I suspect. I will do another search for any reset tricks on ink tanks, but I do believe in your case you have a bad tank with a faulty chip.

The reasoning Canon uses this technique is to hinder ink tank refillers. Each tank has a chip inside that contains an ID number. When the printer reports low or empty ink and you refill the same tank and the printer see the same chip ID and now its full, it 'frankly' stops you in your tracks because you didn't buy a brand new expensive Canon ink cartridge. This is patently unfair.

The strategy used by ink tank refillers is to have TWO sets of tanks. When one tank is empty you refill the previous tank so the chip IDs are different and this gets around Canon's attempt to make you by Canon and only Canon ink.

As this is the standard work around if you want to continue to refill tanks, having a second set is sensible but costly only this one time. Hopefully, this one won't have a bad chip inside and you can use your printer while we get this taken care of. A yellow ink tank runs from $11-$15 U.S. Dollars. To us that's not bad but it may be very expensive for you.

On the ip4500 I have seen posts regarding bad chips inside the Yellow Tank in particular. Read this post here at

The Canon representative you spoke to dismissed you out of hand as a pseudo criminal because you had broken the seal of the tank chamber in refilling the tank. On paper, they can do this. But whether they should have is an issue in my mind. If the chip inside is bad and Canon knows their chips show up faulty you should have been sent a replacement anyway. But, they will argue and argue righteously that you violated Terms of Use by breaking the seal fo the tank in order to refill it.

Try holidng the Cancel button down for 6-7 seconds while it is on and see if you get a full system reset. Meanwhile consider what I stated above to have two tanks on hand so the printer thinks a new tank was inserted. Then, I will post to some friends here at FixYa on your issue with getting support from Canon in SA and see if they have something to offer.


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The resetter actually resets the Reset Ink Counter not a chip. It resets the ink level (ink metrer) . You can use the resetter tool.
Download the mptool from this site:

You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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