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Canon PIXMA MP 180 - How do I reset my printer cartridges?

Hi there, I have a Canon PIXMA MP180. When I bought the machine, I used the genuine Canon printer cartridges (black PG40 and colour PG41) until they were about 50% empty, then refilled them myself with a compatible ink. I have refilled them twice, never letting the ink run out first, as I have had previous problems with dried ink in other printers (not good!!).
I was told that by refilling them myself, that the chips on the cartridge would always tell the computer that the ink was low, however I would still be able to print. I have, up until now, been able to do that.
Now the printer is giving me the error code U041, meaning that both cartridges are completely out of ink (I manually switched to just using the black, but now can't use either). However I know that both cartridges would be at least 70% full.
My question is this, can I reset or manually switch off the ink counter in the printer or from the computer?? I can't use the printer until I do this, otherwise my only other option is to buy brand new cartridges (which I was trying to avoid in the first place!).
I would appreciate ANY advice which you could offer! Many, many thanks, Bianca.

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  • ayeminminbo May 02, 2008

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  • theclone Jun 13, 2008

    i get an error code like U051 if my Cartridges r can i solve this problem . the model is pixma mp180.

    thank u

  • kosmi Aug 04, 2008

    Canon PIXMA MP180

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    There is a reset switch but it's for the whole printer. Do you want to use it?



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You can try to reset the cartages this may do it Please call back let us know if it worked for you, PLEASE.

Power off printer
Hold down STOP/RESET button then Press and Hold down Power button
Keep Power button down and Release STOP/RESET button
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Dear Sir,
Here is the Solution,
By using mp tool software we can resett ink levels,mptool is the popularness software to reset printers canon pixma series like MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP450 and MP460. Excess of software that is the program measure of small and amenity of usage. Ability of the software that is to reset level black and color cartridge at canon pixma mp series. And there also facility to write and read EEPROM in the printer. Other excess this software is detect automatically installing printers in the computer.


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this is a common problem when using refilled cartridges.

You can either go into Control Panel --> Printers and Faxes
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There should be a setting to ignore the cartridge levels
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