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Status Monitor informs of Ink levels requiring me to press resume button during and after each print job.

Every time I spool a print job, the status monitor comes up with the message: The used ink tank is almost full. Press the printer's RESUME button to restart printing.  I have never put a used ink tank in and this message never used to come up.  Resetting the printing defaults doesn't change it and unplugging the printer doesn't change it. I have to press the resume button to start printing for each page of a single document and if I don't push the resume button at the end of the job I get another error message:  An error has occurred while printing the following print job.  Click cancel to stop printing.  How can I get this to stop and just print jobs normally?

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Re: Status Monitor informs of Ink levels requiring me to...

What it means is the tank to collect waste ink (from cleaning etc) is full.
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Hp deskjet 948c. What Do The Button's Do

buttons and lights The HP Deskjet printer buttons let you turn the printer on and off, cancel a print job, or resume printing. The lights give you visual cues about the state of the printer
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** Pressing this button cancels the current print job. sayurisan20_34.jpg

print cartridge status symbol and light **The light above the Print Cartridge Status symbol flashes when a print cartridge is low on ink or incorrectly installed.
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**The light above the Resume button flashes when an action is required such as loading paper or clearing a paper jam. When the problem is fixed, press the Resume button to continue printing.
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The Power button turns the printer on and off. It takes approximately five seconds for the printer to turn on after you press the Power button. The green light above the Power button flashes when printing is in progress. Caution! Always use the Power button on the front of the printer to turn the printer on and off. Using a power strip, surge protector, or a wallmounted switch to turn the printer on and off may cause premature printer failure

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Key is flashing. Internet blue light is on. Printer gets signal for print job but won't print until I USB connect it to my Macbook OS 10.6.


Follow the steps below to resolve the issue

The print queue and Dock printer icon
When you start a print job, you will see your printer icon appear in your Dock. Click the Printer icon to open the print queue, which is a list of print jobs that are printing, on hold, or paused. The print queue will also display messages sent from the printer.
You can alternatively open the print queue from the Print & Fax pane of System Preferences.

printer%20queue.png In the Print Queue toolbar you have these buttons:

  1. Delete - Deletes the selected print job.
  2. Hold / Resume - Will hold / resume the selected print job.
  3. Job Info - Shows details of the selected print job, such as job name, status, Completed, Job Message, and so forth.
  4. Pause / Resume Printer - To Pause / Resume the Print Queue.
  5. Supply Levels - Will drop down the Supply Levels sheet showing you the levels of ink / toner your printer has.
  6. Printer Setup - Lets you configure the printer's name and location details.
  7. Printer - Sets the Print Queue window into Printer mode.
  8. Scanner - Visible if you have a multi-function printer connected via USB. Click it to set the Print Queue into Scanner mode.
You can see what your print job looks like with Quick Look. Click the arrow on the print job just to the left of the Status column or select the print job and press the Spacebar.
From the Print Queue menu bar, the "Printer" menu has these additional options:
  1. Customize Toolbar... - Used to add and remove item from the Print Queue's toolbar.
  2. Make Default - Will set the printer pertaining to this Print Queue your default printer.
  3. Print Test Page - Will send the CUPS Printer Test Page to your printer.
  4. Network Diagnostics - Will bring up the Network Diagnostics application, used to check each layer of your network connection.
  5. Log & History - Used to open the Console application and show you the log entries for your current and past print jobs.
  6. Show Printer List - Will open the Print & Fax System Preference showing you the list of Print Queues.
From the Print Queue menu bar, the "Jobs" menu has these additional options:
  1. Show / Hide Completed Jobs - Will alternate Show / Hide in the Print Queue all completed printer jobs and completed functions, like checking the supply levels of your printer.
  2. Show Everyone's / My jobs - Will alternate showing Everyone's / My print jobs.
You can control-click (or right-click) your printer icon in the Dock for this convenient menu:
printer%20proxy%20dock%20menu.png From the Dock menu you can see your printer's status, toggle Pause and Resume Printer, Auto Quit (once print job completes) on / off, and from the Options sub-menu you can toggle Keep in Dock on / off.

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How do i check ink level on cp1515n

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This means your ink level is low but you can confirm this by doing the following;

.The Lexmark C500n uses powdered ink, called toner, like other laser printers. The printer creates a magnetic charge on the paper as it passes through the machine, forming text and images on the page. The printer then applies pressure and heat to the paper, fusing the powdered ink to the page so it will not smudge or run. At any time, you can check the amount of ink left in the printer's toner cartridge by printing a status page. This page will also show a tally of the number of pages printed by the machine, among other information.

Turn on the printer and let it warm up. Ensure the light next to "Ready" illuminates.

Press the "Go" button, or the button with the icon of the hand pressing a button. Use the arrow button on the printer's control panel to highlight "Test Menu," then press the button with the check mark.

Press the arrow button until you highlight "Status Page" on the printer's display panel. Wait as the printer generates a status page.

Retrieve the status page from the printer's output tray.

By doing this you will know the level of your toner.

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I have a message showing bk tank - code

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The printer is not happy with one of your tanks. Make sure you have PB inks if it is a PG printer.

More probably the job you are printing requires the other black ink tank. Very important to make sure your status monitor is installed correctly, make sure when you send a job that it displays the ink tank levels and not question marks. You should be able to find out roughly how much ink is left through the driver (status monitor) and also what type of black is installed. If you cant, you have not got the 'Status Monitor' installed.

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We have a Canon MP540 printer that was purchased in Aust. and it will not recognise ink cartridges for that model purchased in Singapore.

1: Remove Cartridge
2: Unplug the AC Power Cord
3: Hold down the RESUME button
4: Release RESUME after plugging in the AC Power cord.
5: Press the RESUME once within 5 seconds and release the RESUME .
6: Press and HOLD RESUME for two seconds or more and release it.
7: Press and HOLD RESUME for two seconds or more and release it.
8: Unplug AC Power Cord to set data.


1. Click on the start menu
2. Go in to Control Panel
3. Click on Printers and Faxes
4. Right click on your printer (Canon IP1600)
5. Go down to properties
6. Then click on maintenance

Step 2 - Click on ‘View Printer Status…..’

Step 3 - Click on Option

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If at any time you get the ‘Ink out’ message on your PC a light under your power button on the
printer will flash. To continue printing, simply press the button and click the close button on the
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You may need to do this a few times also run the printhead alginment page after.

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If the ink light is on steady red, that means the black or color ink cartridge is nearly empty. Obtain a replacement black or color ink cartridge. To know which cartridge is out of ink, check the ink levels using EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows) or EPSON Status Monitor (Macintosh). If you just replaced the cartridges before you got the error light, that means that the replacement cartridge is not recognized by your printer. Please reseat cartridges. Then turn the printer on and off. The cartridges maybe bad also.
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MP140, new cartridges - reading runout whilst still "new".

Its ok if the status monitor displayed empty ink that just a counter. when it say that ink run outjust press the resume button about 5 second and it will print with empty ink display on status monitor.

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I've heard that with canon there is a way around the ink-level chip monitoring on the cartridge by doing the following:
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  3. Hold POWER and release RESUME
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