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Canon MP210 Ink Counter Reset

I put in new ink cartridges today but my printer is still telling me my Ink Cartridges are empty. How can I fix this?

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  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. I refilled the ink cartridge with ink. The cartridge is full, but the printer continues to give a e16 message, stating that the cartridge is empty.

    I have tried reset methods for other Canon printers and have not been successful. The closest I have got is with these instructions (but after turning the printer on again, I get the same e16 message):

    For Printer Model: Canon S9000, S300, S400, i550, i560, i850, i860, i865, i9100, i9950, PIXMA iP3000:

    1. Turn off printer
    2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
    3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
    4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
    5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
    6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
    7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
    8. Your printer should respond as normal.

    Any help is appreciated!

  • kander May 15, 2008

    I have the same problem for days.
    I tried to find any solutions but hopelessly nobody could help.


  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    i had my carteidges refilled and now i get an E5 error message, printer wont print Please help

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    I'm having the same problem, but i'm refilling the cartridges.

  • swampi Sep 18, 2008

    I had my ink cartridges re-filled and they worked for a while then suddenly it did not accept them ??? ... ' Access Violation ' notice ... I believe this is manipulation by a simple technology that should not be acceptable...
    len


  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    я белорус)) фиг чё поймёте басурмане))) Кароч Е5 глючит.. пойду куплю новые катриджи

  • batey Oct 07, 2008

    just too hard to install

  • pikasovn Oct 17, 2008

    I've bought the new black one, put it in, and have the same E5 problem. ******* Canon!!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    It still doesn't work



  • nader_wali Nov 26, 2008

    I put in new ink cartridges today but my printer is still telling me my Ink Cartridges are empty. How can I fix this?

  • talller Jan 03, 2009

    I bought two blk ink cartrige but one does not fit in the red position? 


    Can the printer work with two blk cartriges.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    i have the same problem...i put new cartdrige and...it tells me that the ink is very low

  • toa_8 Feb 05, 2009

    I just replaced both my FINE ink cartridges for my Canon Pixma 210 printer (bought from Sophia Global) and the lights for black and color ink remain lit and when I check the status of my printer it still says that I'm out/low on ink even though I just replaced them. I've already tried "resetting" my printer (holding down the "stop" button) but the lights remain orange/yellow. Anyone know what I should do?

  • musart Feb 09, 2009

    New ink cartridges were installed. After no more than 50 copies the message says the ink is low. This can't be. I've just paid $47 for the black cartridge and it won't print a legible copy. Please help.

  • ottoman_mert Apr 15, 2009

    same problem...

  • JANE May 19, 2013

    There is no RESUME button, could it be the RESET button?

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You can find the solution here:
http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=20613

You must hold the stop/resume button for 2 or 3 seconds. The printers detects that it's a filled cartridge and alert you about it... That's all.

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Hi,
I've found the solution on spanish forum...you just hold the green boton with the red boton during 15 seconds. Try again 3 or 4 times and each nivel of ink color and black will be desactivate. It's really nice !!!

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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By asking about resetting the ink counter, I assume you are referring to the box that comes up every time a document is printed to state that the ink cartridges are running low.

This was happening on my Canon MP210, before I refilled the black cartridge. After I refilled it I then looked to see where I could inform the printer that I had changed the cartridge to a full one. (In fact it was the same one but I had refilled it) I used to be able to de this on my previous canon printer. There appears to be no way to do this. The printer knows that the cartridge is not a new one.

There is a way though to delete the annoying message saying that the ink is running low. After this box message is hidden, then the only way to know that the ink has run out next time is to notice that the page is not printed out clearly.

When printing a document, the box pops up.Click on OPTION at the top left.
Scroll down to DISPLAY WARNING AUTOMATICALLY
Hover over this line and it will highlight
Then a message next to this will show WHEN A LOW INK WARNING OCCURS (WITH A TICK SHOWN)
Highlight on this message and left click mouse
The tick will hide
Now the message will not come up at printing of every document.

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Although Canon cartridges cannot be "reset" so that the ink counter functions, refilled cartridges can be made to function normally for printing purposes. Without the ink counter it is necessary to refill cartridges frequently enough to be sure that the cartridges do not run out of ink. If a cartridge runs dry it will "burn out" and not function for normal printing after that. The only solution is to then replace the cartridge with a new one.

On the MP210, to get a refilled cartridge to function, merely press and hold the stop/reset button until the error message is overridden, be patient, it takes a moment. Once this is done, a properly refilled cartridge will print normally and you will not have to perform this action again when you refill the cartridge the next time.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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My reset button does squat! pressing red and green together does squat. re-booting does squat. re-setting ink does squat. <br /> <br /> STUPID machine will NOT accept re-filled ink cartridges. C light permanently flashing.

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Thanks, #4, that was a very clear answer. WHAT the HELL is a sensor?
On the cartridge?

Thanks again

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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Refilling the ink cartridges ain't bad at all specially with its high price but there are also some consequences when you do this. You'll get some error messages along the way, if you need to reset your canon mp250 printer you can follow the steps found here: How to reset canon mp210


it gives you common errors and steps to reset your canon printer. :)

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New color cartridge installed on the left side of printer. Closed the cover, pushed "print" and the text did not appear. When I opened the cover the cartridge is now on the right side of the printer and how do I get the cartridge to return to the correct position on the right side of the printer?

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After refilling colour catridge, printer still refused to print. Have used csa400m solution of holding down green and red buttons together, and now my printer O.K. Thanks.

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Holding the STOP button on printer for 6 about seconds will disable the ink monitor. Then check your PC task bar (bottom of screen) for any additional 'Canon' messages. If there is one...open it and click OK. The printer should then work again, except it will not display ink level for that cartridge any more. You'll have to repeat the same process when the second cartridge indicates 'empty'.

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BURN IT

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

Having the same problem! Never even used this once. Got for xmas and now won't work :(

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

For the MP210, hold down the stop/reset button (the one closest to you on the rhs) for a few secs. The E in the display will go away, but the LED next to C will flash (instead of being constantly on). Some sites suggest that this voids warranty - no mention of that when using a Mac. I looked for other ways but this was the only way to get the printer to work (with refilled cartridges).

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

Rub the sensor with a magnet...it somehow worked for us because we were having the same problem.

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Me too. but who care ^^.
We can print any time. When your printer do not accept your printing, you hold down "Stop/Reset" button about 10s. Then we can print continue with flashing Led of Black and Colour cartrindge. do not care that ^^. i love you ^^

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I put in new ink cartridges but my printer is still telling me my Ink Cartridges are empty. How can I fix this?

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