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No ink coming out on my Canon S900

I have the exact same problem! I too removed all of the colour cartridges as I only ever print in B/W and this worked perfectly for quite some time.

Recently it started to sporadically dump ink in some sections and then not print on other sections of the paper. Now no ink comes out at all. It goes through the process and my computer believes it has printed but it just spits out a blank sheet of paper.

The ink levels indicate that they are all 1/3 full even though I only have 1 full black cartridge inserted.

I have tried the printer on my Mac and my PC laptop and they both show the same results.

Did you ever find a solution? Is there a software update for this printer or a way to reset it?

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  • beevere Jun 29, 2009

    I just found a solution! This worked really well for my Canon S900. First I did a EEPROM info print which came out perfectly and then I reset the waste ink counter. I then turned the printer off and on again and it's now printing perfectly.

    Canon i550, i560, i850, i950, i960, S900 (May work with i860, i865)

    1. Start with the printer OFF
    2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
    3. release RESUME
    4. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
    5. Let green light blink until printer is done moving print head.
    6. Select functions below with RESUME press POWER to execute:

    Number of presses - light color - function
    0 presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
    1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
    2 presses - green - EEPROM initialize
    3 presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter

    Source:http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/...

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1. Start with the printer OFF
2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
3. release RESUME
4. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
5. Let green light blink until printer is done moving print head.
6. Select functions below with RESUME press POWER to execute:

Number of presses - light color - function
0 presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
2 presses - green - EEPROM initialize
3 presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

  • wildmind Sep 11, 2010

    grr.. this seems like such awesome advice but at point 6 YOU COMPLETELY LOSE ME!!!! what is meant here? The number of presses is for WHICH button????????? Holding down the resume or the power or both? pressing which button to get the results listed below ???

  • wildmind Sep 11, 2010

    Looks like on this website somewhere else I found the clarification I needed. Thanks everybody.. especially pineworks and beevere! Good luck. I am going to try this now.
    WASTE INK TANK RESET PROCEDURE
    Canon BJ F900, F890, F700, F500, S900, S820, S750 and S520
    Turn off the printer.
    Press and hold the RESUME button, then press and hold the POWER button.
    Release the RESUME button, then press and release the RESUME button two more times in succession. (youre still holding the POWER button during this). The printer mechanics will move momentarily.
    You are now in Service mode.
    Pressing the RESUME key will select a function; for example, pressing RESUME 4 times will select the clear waste ink counter function. The lamp will alternate color with each key press.
    1. service/factory test printout, including ink sensor check
    2. EEPROM info printout
    3. EEPROM initialization
    4. Clear the waste-ink counter
    5. Printer model setting. (more selections beyond this- leave this alone)
    After selecting mode, press the POWER button to commit the change, and return to the top of the function selection menu. Pressing the POWER button again turns off the printer for a restart.

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