Question about Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet Printer
How to take out and replaces empty cartridges
on canon mp460
1. Cover the outlet hole with the orange outlet seal that came with the
cartridge (a rubber band will hold this in place) to prevent ink loss
during refilling or with your finger over the outlet port while wearing
latex gloves .
2. Use the "L tool" provided to push the Sealing Ball into the cartridge (tap on the 'L tool' if the ball is stuck). If you can't see the ball just above the "push" then peel back the top label on the reservoir side of the cartridge to expose the Sealing Ball. This is the ball Canon used to plug up the hole after they refilled the cartridge.
3. Attach the needle to the syringe and fill with the correct color ink.
4. Slowly inject approximately 13 ml. of Black Ink or 6 ml of Color Ink slowly into the filling hole until the chamber is almost full. Unused ink may be returned to the bottle.
5. Seal the hole using the Green Plug. Put your finger on the green plug and twist until it is seated well in the hole.
6. Remove the orange outlet seal (or your finger) from the outlet hole.
7. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as per printer instructions.
8. If you have trouble getting your cartridge to print and the sponge side of the cartridge looks dry then drill a hole (or burn a hole with a hot paper clip) into the top of the sponge side of the cartridge. Stick the syringe needle into the sponge and fill with ink. You do not need to seal this hole.
If you are filling cartridges to use later, leave the orange outlet seal rubber banded onto the cartridge. This will prevent your sponge from drying out.
Note: On the CLI-8 and PGI-5 series cartridges, there is an electronic counter embedded in a small computer chip/board. This counter starts at a high number and decreases for every character printed. Eventually, the counter reaches zero. At this point, an error message is generated by the printer. If you click "OK" to the error message, the printer will continue to print.
If you have trouble getting your printer to print because it thinks the cartridges are empty. Look on your printer for an orange blinking light. This is your reset button, usually the paper feed button also. Hold this button in for 5 seconds until the light goes out. Note: this will not reset the ink level back to full.
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