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Reset ink counter canon mp240

I want to reset ink counter in my Canon mp240 , but it's very difficult.

Please help me !



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  • nevillekersh Feb 28, 2009

    Same problem. Its obvious that they want you to buy their cartridges which seem to reset the printer in tank. I refill my own and therefore it always says that the ink is low.. I would like to be able to reset this.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Is it possibile to buy somewhere a resetter chip?

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    como resetear la canon mp240

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    i can't use he cartbridge biecause the leds are on :(


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Press the red button in the right bottom, the one in witch is a red triangle. Press it for 15 seconds. Ciao!

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You can try the power reset, turning off and on the printer. But if it doesn't work, you can do the factory reset. Follow the steps found on this site, How to reset canon mp240. :) it has helped on my on canon printer.

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