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Override alarm for color ink cartridge

I never use the color ink cartridge on this mx300 and would like to override the alarm which has stopped all usage of this machine. Any ideas?

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  • redtaill Dec 22, 2008

    Thanks for the great tip!

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Hi Redtail,

Try the following. It will not disable the alarm but will reset the in counter.

  1. Power off the printer
  2. Hold the stop/reset button then press and hold power (for 5 secs)
  3. Hold Power and release the stop/reset button
  4. Press the stop/reset button twice
  5. Release power button
  6. Wait until the power button lights a steady/still green, press the stop/reset button three times with a 3 sec space between each press.
  7. On the 3rd press the inicator should be orange.
  8. Press the power button to set data
  9. To set data remove cartridges then replace.
  10. leave for 20 or 30 secs
  11. Press the power button again to shut down
  12. Then press power button to power up.
  13. The printer will feed one piece of paper through
  14. then set language and counrty.
  15. Then ink should be reset

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

  • vinsky0910 Jan 03, 2011

    Sam88kid, thanks for a thorough and crystal clear instruction! You nail it down and saved me a lot of headache.

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