Question about Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet Printer
When I turn it on, it alternately flashes the 'alarm' and 'copy' button. The screen alternately flashes 'check printer' and '6A00'. It will not respond to any buttons, but will turn on and off. I do not have a manual. Any ideas?
Turn your printer on. On your computer, go to:
Printers and Faxes (or Control Panel - Printers & faxes)
right click on your printer icon
click on "Printing Preferences"
in the dialog box, click on "Maintenance" tab
click on "View Printer Status"
in the dialog box, click on "Options"
then deselect the "Enable Status Monitor" option (remove check mark)
When the alarm light on the printer blinks and the printer won't do anything not even scan, you can press the reset button (on the printer) for 10 seconds and then, while holding the Reset button down, you simultaneously press the OK button (on the printer) for a few more seconds. For some reason, I sometimes need to do it several times before the alarm light goes off but so far, it always unblocked the printer in the end.
At that point, do the "Enable Status Monitor" as explained above. (put check mark back)
When you need to check the levels, you can either look at the cartridges physically or enable the status monitor (if you are still using 'legal' cartridges in one or more slots).
Google for "Chip resetter for MP530" or go on Ebay for this product.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
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