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Scan without ink

I have a mx300 and i cant scan, it says that i need to insert the cartridges in order to fix the error. I was wondering if there is any way to scan without having any ink cartridges (i dont have any empty ink cartridges)

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  • Christy Coch Dec 04, 2008

    I can't scan. My ink is low but not out. I am needing to scan something into my computer for my notes for the Political Science class that I am taking at school.

  • mauithings Apr 27, 2009

    having the same problem right now.... this printer is a piece of s$%t!

    i bought a lazer printer (inkjets are a scam)

    but now i have to buy ink to scan... what a joke

    boycott Canon for life!


  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    I have an espon printer and it wont scan without ink cartridges. Every time i try it goes up with and error and wont work. PLEASE HELP!!!

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First make sure you are placing the right
color cartridge into the right slot.
Most Printers are touchy about the
installation of ink cartridges. If the
instructions say to press the cartridge
into the slot until you hear a loud click,
that's what they mean. If at first you
don't succeed, remove the cartridge and
reinsert it into the slot again and press
on it hard till it clicks.
Then your printer should work properly.
Hope this is of some help. Bud

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This error occurs when printer fails detecting ink level or printer assume that no ink in the cartridge. We cannot use print, copy,scan, and fax function before the problem fixed. It's recommended for you to replace ink cartridge. To continue using the printer without replacing the cartridge we must deactivate ink level detection function. Be aware that printing in this condition can damage the printer while sending fax or scan is not problem.

This error occurs when printer fails detecting ink level or printer assume that no ink in the cartridge. We cannot use print, copy,scan, and fax function before the problem fixed. It's recommended for you to replace ink cartridge. To continue using the printer without replacing the cartridge we must deactivate ink level detection function. Be aware that printing in this condition can damage the printer while sending fax or scan is not problem.

Original source: http://ij-forum.blogspot.com/2008/12/error-message-check-ink-u162u163.html#ixzz2Cpr4Be1K

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Printer maintenance is in Progress. Scan after it is complete. Code : 2,114,0 I have useing in scan only. That is problem, how to slove this problem, Please help me.


This problem usually occurs when you try to scan a documents and the ink in the cartridges of the printer ran out.

I am assuming your printer is Canon MX300 because its posted under this brand/model.

Even if you successfully refill the ink in the cartridges, you will need to reset the printer so that it will think that the cartridges is fully refilled. Genuine canon cartridges has a special chip that can detect if your cartridge is emptied.

In that way, after resetting it, and the printer recognized the ink.. then that is only the time you can use the Scan command in the printer.

Make sure the cartridges is filled with ink.. then try to reset it.. here is how?
1. Disconnect the power cable
2. Connect it while holding down the power button
3. With the power button still down, press twice the "Cancel/Stop" red button
4. Release the power button
5. The printes turns into a kind of factory mode...(wait for about 10 seconds, utils it says "Idle")
6. Press the ">" (next to the "OK" button) once."Shipping Mode 3"
7. Press the "OK" button.
8. Press "OK" again for "Without cleaning"
9. A test page will print..
10. Open the cover, like you are about to change the cartridges.
11. Disconnect the power cable again.
12. Take out both cartridges.
13. Close the cover.
14. Connect the power cable once again.
15. Turn the printer on.
16. Now just put the cartridges back...


Now.. for some mx300 they cannot apply step no.6 because nothing haappens when they press ">" button....you can bypass that..assuming "idle" appear .... proceed immediately to step no. 10.

There are also times that you will only need to press the STOP/RESET button for at least 10 seconds and wait for it until the printer restart itself.

Just post back if you still have question.

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At least my printer scans if there is no ink.
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1. Disconnect the power cable
2. Connect it while holding down the power button
3. With the power button still down, press twice the "Cancel/Stop" red button
4. Release the power button
5. The prints turns into a kind of factory mode...(wait for about 10 seconds, utile it says "Idle")
6. Press the ">" (next to the "OK" button) once.” Shipping Mode 3"
7. Press the "OK" button.
8. Press "OK" again for "Without cleaning"
9. A test page will print.
10. Open the cover, like you are about to change the cartridges.
11. Disconnect the power cable again.
12. Take out both cartridges.
13. Close the cover.
14. Connect the power cable once again.
15. Turn the printer on.
16. Now just put the cartridges back...

Or try this

Here the Solution to reset the ink level for Canon Pixma MX300 follow this steps to reset the ink level in your canon MX300.
  1. Switch off the Canon MX300 and disconnect the power cable.
  2. While press and hold the power button, Connect the power cable to electric socket.
  3. While pressing the power button, press the “Cancel/Stop” button (red button).
  4. Now release the power button and the printer turns into a kind of factory mode. Wait for 10 seconds until it says “idle”.
  5. Press “>” (next button) once “Shipping Mode 3′ then Press the “OK” button. Press “OK” again for “without cleaning”.
  6. A test page will print.
  7. Open the cover, like you are about to change the cartridges.
  8. Disconnect the power cable again without switch off the printer.
  9. Take out the both cartridges.
  10. Close the cover.
  11. Connect the power cable and turn on the printer.
  12. Now just put the cartridges back and the ink level in the canon Pixma MX300 have full again.


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Replacing An Ink Cartridge Use the following procedure to replace empty ink cartridges or when an ink cartridge error appears.
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  2. Lift the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) with both hands, and pull the Scanning Unit Support down into place (A).

    Note: After confirming that the scanning unit support is fixed into position, release your hands.

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  3. Press down on the semi-circular tab located on the top of the cartridge to release the cartridge and then remove it.


    Note: Handle the ink cartridges carefully to avoid staining clothes and surrounding work area.

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    *Optional cartridges PG-40 and CL-41 shown in examples

  4. Remove and replace each cartridge individually. Or, remove the second cartridge after the first has been removed.

  5. Take out a new cartridge from its casing and gently remove the orange protective tape in the direction of the arrow.

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    Note: - Do not attempt to reattach the protective tape once you have removed it.
    - Do not touch the gold electrical contacts or the print head nozzles after removing the protective tape.

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  6. Insert the ink cartridge into the ink cartridge holder.- Black: the left slot- Color: the right slot*

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  7. Push up on the front of the cartridge until it locks into place. (A click sound will be heard when the cartridge is locked in place.)

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  8. Confirm that the ink cartridges are installed properly.



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    <1> The ink cartridge is not installed properly.

    <2> The ink cartridge is installed properly.

  9. Fold the scanning unit support and close the scanning unit (printer cover).

  10. Wait until the preparatory operation is complete; it takes about one to two minutes.
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