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Reset ink level on CANON MP 140 PIXMA PRINTER

When installing refill cartridges the ink level still shows empty on the computer ink level status manager. I tried to unplug the printer for a couple of minutes after installing the refill cartridges but to no avail. What can I do to fix this? The printer does print with these cartridges but the quality on the ink printing looks to be not all that good.

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  • erubiox Sep 04, 2008

    Y have problem to change the cartridges of my printer MP140. Y have an alam, that the cartridges are still empty

  • pinksocks83 Sep 04, 2008

    just added new ink, the alarm light is lit up and flashing E3?

  • andreialex26 Oct 16, 2008

    nu mai raspunde la comenzi se aprind ledurile a si c si-mi da eroare

  • nrml_katariy Nov 14, 2008

    yes i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    My canon Pixma 145.

    I tried reseting the ink but unsuccessful. Can anyone please help?


  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    gggg

  • Anto_Giscard Jan 04, 2009

    When I give a print, the message I get is "the following ink catridge cannot be recogonised" and list the Black and Color. Printing cannot be completed because the ink catridge may not be installed properly or maynot be compatible with this printer

  • arun_ec Jan 11, 2009

    my problem is E 5 due to low ink level please solve this problem

    thanks

  • Biom Jan 13, 2009

    It worked for me. My Mp140 reseted well.

  • nt4r Feb 06, 2009

    Thank You very...very much for this share information
    Now my printer not in low ink again

    DDot

  • al1 Apr 14, 2009

    Thank you. i ve been searching for days before Maynard solution. Only difference : i pressed RESET instead of COLOR to have the page printed. Thanks once more from France

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    app_3rp11170 Oct 27, 2012

    Wonderfull trick... I have tried 2x and it works... Very very much thank's for your amazing trick....

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I refill B40 cartridge and C41 empty I want to take print out but printing not completed, and windows show ink cannot recognised.

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How to reset the Canon MP150 after a refill (Step 10 concerns refill; instructions below the steps):
Method1 (Safe Factory Method):
1) Disconnect the printer’s power outlet
2) Press and hold the power button while connecting the power outlet back.
3) While still holding down the power button, press the reset button twice.(red circle with a triangle)
4) Release the power button
The printer takes about 10 seconds to show the number 0.
5) Press + to change the value from 0 to 1.
6) When this value is 1, press colour button; this will light up two leds.
One is for plain paper and the other for photo paper. At this point is feed the printer with paper.
7) Press the power button twice and the printer will print a some stuff (if it doesn't print by itself, then press the "color" button once and the test sheet will print). Don’t worry much about the printed material. I got some stripped lines and some numbers. I believe that my colour cartridge is clogged which is why I got the green strips.
When you print this sheet the value in the display returns to zero.
8 ) Open the printer cover cover (not the scanner cover) and remove the cartridges. With the printer still open, disconnect the power outlet.
9) Close the lid and turn on the printer.
10) Refill cartridges and place them back in their nice little abode in the printer.

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  • gastomaster Sep 13, 2010

    Thanks, it really helped, now the ink levels on the indicator from the Canon Utility are actually showing the ink levels at their top.

  • seafahre Oct 01, 2010

    It does not show the #0 on mine. It flashes only the yellow tryangle!

  • mast3rf0x Oct 12, 2010

    After a lot of try, I can't manage the error. But I've discovered a variety of Service Menu on the Canon Pixma Mp140. You can found it here.

  • chris monaghan Oct 23, 2010

    yea same with mine how do i fix this

  • Naveen Roy Jul 09, 2012

    Wow, gotta really thank you for this one! Worked perfectly and now the ink levels are all up!! Awesome stuff...

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    app_3rp11170 Oct 27, 2012

    Wonderfull trick... I have tried 2x and it works... Very very much thank's for your amazing trick....

  • Anirban08 Jul 24, 2013

    thank you so much... its work perfect.. lot of money saved,,... :)

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    Biplab Roy Jun 01, 2014

    Thanks a million ton sir. Your solution is still helpful after more than 5 years. I shall buy you a beer when we meet.

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Refilled cartridges are monitored as used cartridges .the mp 140 such as all printers ,accept inks oem like a serial number.
when you place the ink back in though it maybe refilled,the chip inside the printer,remembers that this cartridge has been used already,no matter if its empty or not. the only thing you can do to solve this problem is deactivating the monitored levels of ink,by pressing and holding cancel button for about 15 seconds or so

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All you have to do is reset your printer after a recharge. To do this just hold the red button after you start your printer somth like 10-15 sec. The printer will show you thet yoour ink level is low but will work fine

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Tried a few methods for my MP140, but only 1, maynard`s worked, a big thanks

great Post

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

  • rollih Dec 22, 2009

    maynards was the only method worked for my MP140



    a big thank you



    good post

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Maynard solution works fine. i translated it into french for french customers and had many "ok" answers.

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My printer canon mp140 only cost me £40.00 it looks like i am going to have to spend the same amount again on ink any ideas on doing it cheaper as i have 4 kids who love using my printer for homework sheets etc many thanks diane

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Best SolutionMy problem is Canon MP145 Inks Alarm and work fine now.
Thanks a lot and this helpful for me.

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Great Post.......



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Just press & hold the RESET button for 10 seconds after the power led is stable ON (not blinking).

1. Power on the Printer.
2. Wait till the PWR led is STABLE GREEN (not blinking)
3. Press & hold the RESET button for 10 seconds.
4. You should see number 1 in the display.
5. You can proceed with the scanner now. Issue is solved.

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I had same problem. color cartridge not recognising. I tried your method but after pressing the rest button twice I don't get the 0 value instead alarm flash.

Posted on Oct 12, 2014

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    Just press & hold the RESET button for 10 seconds after the power led is stable ON (not blinking). 1. Power on the Printer. 2. Wait till the PWR led is STABLE GREEN (not blinking) 3. Press & hold the RESET button for 10 seconds. 4. You should see number 1 in the display. 5. You can proceed with the scanner now. Issue is solved.

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This solution worked for me too, I found the solution from this site How to reset Canon mp140. It was quick and easy, I know inks are so expensive that we need to refill them to save some dollars. :)

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Maynard's solution worked for my MP140.
Thank you !

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Wonderfull! Maynard's solution worked fine for my MP140!

Thank you so much!

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