Re: Ink level counter disabled, not recognizing new...
I once found a trick on the web to bi-pass the empty cartridge problem, but now it's started up again and I need to re-enter the code series, where can I find it again? I refill my own cartridges, and have for many years, without problems, but now this stupid Canon MP160 doesn't want to allow this. This is MY machine, I should be able to re-fill it if I want to. Do you not agree? Thanks.
Re: Ink level counter disabled, not recognizing new...
Reset CANON MP 160 INKTANK
1. unplug the power cord 2. press and hold down the <ON/OFF> button and reconnect the power cord 3. press the <STOP/RESET> button 2 times and then releasethe <ON/OFF> button 4. Display LED show "0" press the <+> button 1 time Display LED show "1" 5. press the <Start Color > button 2 times and then press the <ON/OFF> button waitng for testing out 2 pages 6. Open the cover. The carriage that holds the ink will move to the left hand side. and then unplug the power to the printer 7. Push down on the end of the black cartridge. A clicking noise will be heard. 8. Slide the cartridge out of the holder towards you. 9. Push down on the end of the color cartridge. A clicking noise will be heard. 10. Slide the cartridge out of the holder towards you. 11. Once both cartridges are removed, unplug the power to the printer (without turning it off). 12. Reconnect the power cord. 13. Turn on the printer. 14. Open the cover. The carriage that holds the ink will move to the left hand side. 15. Place the black cartridge in the bottom of the printer. 16. Slide the black cartridge back until is cannot go back any further. 17. Push up on the end of the black cartridge, a clicking noise should be heard. 18. Place the color cartridge in the bottom of the printer. 19 Slide the color cartridge back until is cannot go back any further. 20. Push up on the end of the color cartridge, a clicking noise should be heard.
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Often they have a chip mounted on the cartridge which monitors usage and when it determines that there is no ink remaining, it will disable the printer. Some companies sell compatible cartridges and reset the chip counter. But unless you reset the chip, even tho the cartridge is full of ink, the chip still disables the printer.
To reset waste ink counter at printers canon pixma MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP450 and MP460 there any 2 choice, that is :
Start with printer on then run this software Click Reset Main (main) to reset waste ink counter and then click Reset Platen button (additional)
When you insert a refilled ink cartridge into your Pixma MP500 printer you should get a warning about the refilled cartridge. You should also be prompted, asking if you wish to disable ink level detecting. Agree to do so, and you won't get the warnings again because the ink levels won't be monitored by the printer.
Ink level counter (program) didn't read actually ink at ink tank. Brand new cartridge ink level counter 100% (full), and ink 100% (about 10 ml). After may printing, ink will dry out, and ink level counter reach zero (ink out). Printer will not allow print anymore, even have refilled, because ink level read "ink out". For canon type, you just to release ink level counter, and counter just stop, but printer will allow to print. Press stop/reset button for about 30 second.
The ink level gauge may not work properly with refilled cartridges. Because of this, you might get low ink message after refilling. To install the refilled cartridge you might need to override the ink level gauge. Overriding the ink level gauge disables the printer’s ink level tracking feature, but allows you to use refilled cartridges. To override the ink level gauge, please check your printer reference guide. After disabling the ink level tracking feature you should check the ink level visually and as soon as the ink level gets low you need to refill the cartridge. You do not want to try to print with an empty cartridge. Trying to print with an empty cartridge may damage your print-heads.
otherwise you will have to replace the cartridge .
You can't reset the ink level on all Canon Pixma printers.You need to turn off the function on printer to show the ink level.On most printers this happen with push resume button and hold it for 5 seconds. The printer shows empty cartridges but it will printing. If you put a new cartridges the printer will recognize it automatically.
Hello! Since you have refilled the cartridge and not replaced it with a new one, the printer cannot make out the level of ink in your cartridge. The only solution is to buy a new cartridge. But I'm sure that the printer can print pages properly. Hope this helps!
If you hold the resume/stop button on the printer for 10 seconds when you go to print it shouldn't give you anymore messages about that cartridge. This printer never forgets a cartridge and you may have to do it for each one you buy, unless you always refill the same one.
For a PC you can disable the status monitor of the ink by going into control panel, printers & faxes then right clicking on your printer. click properties. pick the maintenance tab then "view printer status" button. click option the click enable status monitor .. then click OK. If you do this your printer will never tell you if ink is low anymore.
hope this helps everybody. I know I was frustrated about it!!
Thank you for your inquiry concerning your PIXMA MP160. We value you as a Canon customer and appreciate the opportunity to assist you. We regret to hear that you are experiencing difficulties with the ink levels in your PIXMA MP160.
This message may be resolved by resetting the unit. Please follow these steps:
1. With the printer powered on, open the cover. The ink will move to the left hand side.
2. Push down on the end of the black cartridge. A clicking noise will be heard.
3. Slide the cartridge out of the holder towards you.
4. Push down on the end of the color cartridge. A clicking noise will be heard.
5. Slide the cartridge out of the holder towards you.
6. Once both cartridges are removed, unplug the power to the printer (without turning it off).
7. Reconnect the power cord.
8. Turn on the printer.
9. Open the cover. The carriage that holds the ink will move to the left hand side.
10. Make sure the orange cap is off of the bottom of the black cartridge.
11. Place the black cartridge in the bottom of the printer.
12. Slide the black cartridge back until is cannot go back any further.
13. Push up on the end of the black cartridge, a clicking noise should be heard.
14. Make sure the orange cap is off of the bottom of the color cartridge.
15. Place the color cartridge in the bottom of the printer.
16 Slide the color cartridge back until is cannot go back any further.
17. Push up on the end of the color cartridge, a clicking noise should be heard.
Please note that the color cartridge will stick out further than the black cartridge.
Close the cover. The printer should make some noise for a few moments, and then return to standby.
If the message persists, to clear the low ink warning message, press and hold down the <STOP/RESET> button for at five seconds, and then release it. This will disable the ink detection until that cartridge has been replaced.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance with your PIXMA MP160.
Thank you for choosing Canon.
Thomas Technical Support Representative