Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Well the dreaded waste ink absorber just started popping up today - Is there a reset code for pixma mp500? have searched most threads here and cant find this specific model. please help asap as this is my money maker! how much should it really cost to get this thing replaced and is it worth it? i dont even think this thing is a year old, is this covered under warranty? Thanks in advance for anybody's help!
Service mode operation procedures 1) With the machine power turned off, while pressing the Stop/Reset button, press and hold the ON/OFF button. (DO NOT release the buttons. The COPY LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.) 2) While holding the ON/OFF button, release the Stop/Reset button. (DO NOT release the ON/OFF button.) 3) While holding the ON/OFF button, press the Stop/Reset button 2 times, and then release both the ON/OFF and Stop/Reset buttons. (Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the Alarm LED and COPY button light alternately, Alarm in orange and COPY in green, starting with Alarm LED.) 4) When the COPY button lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button 4 times. (Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the Alarm LED and COPY button light alternately, Alarm in orange and COPY in green, starting with Alarm LED.) 5) Press the ON/OFF button 2 times. You're good to go! Bear in mind that if the ink absorber is full then you risk getting ink everywhere! Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!
Posted on Aug 31, 2007
We replaced the waste ink absorber pads on our Canon MP500 using a kit purchased on Amazon (did not include any diagrams or instructions, but it worked). After that was done, we used the instructions on this page to remove the error code. Very helpful!
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
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