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How to Override Ink Level Gauge When Using Refilled Cartridges

I've got a couple of refilled ink cartridges for my PIXMA MP160 Canon all-in-one printer. Unfortunately after installing them it says that the ink is still low or the cartridges need replacing (or both!) and I have been told I need to override the Ink Level Gauge to fix this. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    just refilled ink both colour and black. when trying to print only black showing colours are very faint if there at all. also ink levels are still showing as being empty low

  • Bevalta Apr 02, 2008

    I refilled cartridge, it still blinks low ink and says unsupported cartridge

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    I have refilled cartridges on hp6310 all in one and it states that they need to be replaced.

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    Didn't do jack sh*t

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    How do I override refilled ink cartridges?

  • victoriajane Mar 08, 2009

    My CANON MX 310 ran out of ink. I replaced both the black and colour cartridges but it still says they are empty. Help?

  • mychalyna Mar 30, 2009

    I refilled my ink cartridges and the printer registers that there is little or no ink and will not print

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CANON PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
has few common problems. Such as Driver CD lost, Scanner does not work, Connection problem etc. For find all these software solution just click here....
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From:http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index.php?qid=20071008182931AAnoxQs

Also if you are using the Refilable ink cartiages stop they always cause major issues I own a computer and been into computer repair and consulting for 13years I see problems all the time with the refilable cartiages.

1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding
the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a
service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the
function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in
orange and green, starting with orange.)note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.

The number of the Reset
button pressing
LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off

1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset

5) Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off)
then turn it on again.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

  • grumnut Oct 19, 2007

    8 times apparently resets ink check

  • fmenear Jun 21, 2011

    the alarm button lit up on my pixma mp530 and all it did was go into canon idle it didnt reset or anything idk what else to try menearfamily.blogspot.com

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I refilled my pixma 250 ink cartridge now the e-1-4 light keeps flashing. what can i do?

Posted on Jun 08, 2011

I have a Canon MX310 and was having this ink refill problem as well. Got the error code telling me to inspect my ink. The solution I discovered was to press and hold the stop/reset button for 5 seconds. It worked.

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MP450 will not load paper. It also stops feeding about an inch down and crunches the right corner. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: How to Override Ink Level Gauge When Using Refilled Cartridges

Amazing solution:
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Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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SOURCE: How to Override Ink Level Gauge When Using Refilled Cartridges

I have the same problem with my PIXMA IP 3300. The ink cartridges have 4 electrical contacts on the front. I think the ink level gauge is controlled with these contacts. This is probably just another ploy from Canon to stop you from refillng these cartridges. If anyone knows a way around this , please let me know

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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