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Reset Ink levels for canon mx310

Hi i have refill my cartridge and after refilling. I still have the low ink level . The cartridge is printing fine. it is just the low ink level that comes up Can i reset the ink level ? I use the 40 41 cartridge

thanks


I have a similar problem with a Canon MX310 multifunction. I recently got a signal that the color ink was low. I bought a refill kit for both color and black. I refilled the cartridges. I get a message that both carts are low. The printer prints fine in black, but does not print in color. It does not have a resume button on it. There is a stop/reset button on it, but it doesn't seem to respond to your technique.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

David

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  • JHG1013 Mar 18, 2008

    I followed the instructions and I thought it worked. Until I tried to print a document from MS word for the Mac. Then I got the error message again in the MX310 PrintManger as follows

    Ink Info Number : 1686 The following ink may have run out. "Color" Replacing the ink cartridge is recommended.

    Then I have to delete the document as the printer will not function.
    I love the output of this Printer I guess Canon just finds ways to force you to have to purchase their ink.

  • Blazey May 13, 2008

    I just want to reset my ink cartridge sensors is this possible?

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    reset ink




  • debadi Nov 08, 2008

    That makes 4 other users. Mine is doing the same thing as all the others and pressing the reset button hasn't fixed a thing.

  • bigislandice Nov 13, 2008

    Same problem. Grea tprinting , but I am spending a fortune on ink!



    Please help

  • Soljah777 Dec 18, 2008

    sensor not picking up that the ink cartridge is full.
    how do i reset?


  • lady3bglover Dec 24, 2008

    We have followed instructions for replacing C40 and C41 print cartridges for the PIXMA MX310 including the reset and am still not able to get levels to show full on either cartridge. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Nope. These instructions do not work. I have an MX310 with the latest firmware. Refilled the card and it still says 'Black Ink Low' when I power it back up.

  • Pkalberer Jan 09, 2009

    I tried deanrkb's solution several times and could never get the yellow light to come on and therefore the printer ink levels never reset and it won't print, copy scan or fax. Guess I will try to get my money back on the refills I bought and pay for new ink cartridges. What a rip off!!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    tried this and the red ink still won't print even though i've resets, cleaning etc quite afew times, checked out inside and no leakage or visible blockages , what do i do now?

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    I had a similar problem with my refils and nothing seems to be working. It is now saying that the black ink had just ran out and will not print even though it has just been replaced. Im now severly stuck!!!

  • lumir Mar 10, 2014

    Hi David

  • lumir Mar 10, 2014

    Hi David, if the printer is printing ok, keep using it until you get "U162 - Check ink" error THEN hold the STOP button for 6 seconds - until the error clears. You can't do this - until the printer reads the cartridge as empty.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    printer will not print, it says color ink is low

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To Reset the Canon Cartridges Works 100%

Power off the printer
Hold the stop/reset button then press and hold power (for 5 secs)
Hold Power and release the stop/reset button
Press the stop/reset button twice
Relase power button
Wait until the power button lights a steady/still green, press the stop/reset button three times with a 3 sec space between each press.
On the 3rd press the inicator should be orange.
Press the power button to set data
To set data remove cartridges then replace.
leave for 20 or 30 secs
Press the power button again to shut down
Then press power button to power up.
The printer will feed one piece of paper through
then set language and counrty.
Then ink should be reset
Any problems contact me on charmed_halliwell@hotmail.co.uk

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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  • kerensd Sep 06, 2010

    Thank you so much for your effort. What you do contributes to the worthy cause of us grassroots defeting big business. Bless you!!!

  • tsuiky Sep 23, 2010

    Hi, I've got up to here:

    "Power off the printer
    Hold the stop/reset button then press and hold power (for 5 secs)
    Hold Power and release the stop/reset button
    Press the stop/reset button twice
    Relase power button"
    But when I "Wait until the power button lights a steady/still green, press the stop/reset button three times with a 3 sec space between each press, and then on the 3rd press the indicator turns orange", I couldn't get the indicator to go steady orange. But rather, it is blinking orange in a pattern, and I couldn't proceed further.
    Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks.

  • andymcdon306 Oct 02, 2010

    Thanks a lot- it really works. Needs a bit of perseverance to get the steps right but give it a try.

  • Colorpro21 Mar 10, 2011

    Used sequence above and worked just like you said, thank you!!!

  • gpags Apr 04, 2011

    do you have anything that works with mx308?

  • kistolalex Jun 02, 2011

    A re we doing it with carts in or out?

  • dbroad582 Aug 14, 2011

    Worked like a charm, many thanks.

  • djmcgregor
    djmcgregor Sep 15, 2012

    Brilliant! It works just fine!

  • chuanyin_007
    chuanyin_007 Jan 06, 2013

    Is this work for MG2200?

  • Lani814 Nov 21, 2013

    didn't work for me canon mx310 error still says u059

  • amariotak
    amariotak Jan 13, 2014

    it worked for me , but now it prints only black and yellow , any idea ?

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All you need to do is hold the Stop/Reset button for at least five seconds. It totally works!!

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  • brianorion5 Nov 02, 2010

    Doesn't work on my MX310

  • LeeTorian Nov 05, 2010

    fill the cartridges, then hold the reset button for 10 seconds.

  • defbil Aug 20, 2011

    I followed LeeTorian's recommendation and removed the cartridges, put them back in, closed the cover, and held down the stop/reset button for 10 seconds, and it worked perfectly. Thanks a ton to LeeTorian for such a useful and simple solution- much appreciated!!!

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See, the problem with the solutino supplied by deanrkb is that it completely resets the machine. EVERYTHING! Fax header, ring time - fax settings, activity reports and everything! And it reset the levels for both black and color cartridges, while I refilled only the color one and removed and put it back as indicated in the instructions, leaving the black one at it's place the whole time.

I would say thanks for trying, but this is a method to reset your machine completely, not only the ink level indicators!

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Refill the cartridge and insert it. Run the cleaning cycle.

With printer powered on, press and hold stop/reset button. The alarm light will flash several times (it did it 10 times for me) after that it the alarm lamp goes off and the ink level monitor is reset on the printer. The computer still thinks the ink is low.

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For those refilling the cartridges instead of replacing them: The reader in the printer reads the scan on the ink cartridge. It does not actually read the ink level... it reads the cartridge and estimates based on usage when the cartridge needs replacing, so if you are simply refilling the same cartridge, this printer thinks it is still empty. You can buy a scanner that resets the scan on the cartridge to make it read like it is new. Then you don't have to press or hold any buttons or fight with the machine. The scanner is like $5. You can get it on eBay, at Fry's or Best Buy, on Amazon.

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Try this link to help reset all canon PG and CL cartridges.

http://swapink.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Screen=caninst

By the way this sites prices are cheap and the cartridges are as good as new.

Scott

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This guy has a great solution...this worked for me.

http://www.printerforums.net/mx310-cant-reset-ink-levels-t58736.html

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Keep old cartridges and put them back in when the printer says the current cartridge is low. When the printer scans the "new" cartridge it thinks its full. This only works untill it is actually empty but you definatly get more use per cartridge or you could refill and just alternate between two different cartridges.

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    Sarah Hartman Dec 08, 2011

    BRILLIANT! way faster than all that "holding the reset button" ****. You win.

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All you need to do is disable the ink level detector and proceed with printing even with your ink is running out. Just turn on the printer and press stop/reset button for 5 seconds.. I found this on printer's manual.. Perfect!

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SOURCE: I have a pixma mx310 also

I guess the cartridges can be filled. In my experience, the refill stuff is not what it is cracked up to be. In fact, I have ruined more than a few printers with the off brand ink even though I followed their instructions implicitely.

If $ is a issue, give it a try. On the other hand, to preserve your printer, use (and pay) what the manufacturer requires.

If you Google printer refills, Im certainlyou will find what you are looking for. Still, my advice stands.

I hope this works for you

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Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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