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Disabling Low Ink Level Notification for Canon IP and MP


The reset method work for canon printers that using PG-40 and CL-41 cartridges. After doing this reset method your printer will not display low ink notification anymore and will not show error code “E4” or “E5”. This method takes from indoreset yahoo group and prepared by Choy.

Here how, the method to reset ink level notification:

  1. Push “resume” for 5 seconds for canon IPXXXX. For canon MPXXX you must enter to service mode.
  2. Push Power switch then remove power cord.
  3. Insert plug power cord while pressing “power switch” at the same time.
  4. Push Start/reset by step 2 continue Wait display shown “0”
  5. Push + change display from “0” to “1”
  6. Push color button 2 times
  7. Push Power switch again , Printer will print 1 page
  8. Open cover
  9. Unplug power cord
  10. Take out ink cartridge #40 and #41
  11. Insert plug again
  12. Push power switch
  13. Open cover (scan cover)
  14. Insert ink cartridge #40 and #41 again

Enter to service mode for canon MPXXX

  • With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
  • When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
  • When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)

Note: Sorry, this method untested.

Posted by Fz 6 Responses

6 Responses to “Disabling Low Ink Level Notification for Canon IP and MP”

  1. Paul Hodges says:

    Have cannon fax jx200 usees pg40 and pg50 ink cart’s.
    Have refilled but fax wants new cart installed. Please advise how to reset the cart chip in fax?

  2. Question- How do you enter to service mode with MPXXX printers? Just wondering because my printer is making me crazy.

  3. Cons says:

    MPxxx… To enter into service mode
    unplug printer then hold power button and reset button
    plug the power cord light indicator will show still hoding both buttons
    Then release resume/reset button while holding power button
    Press the resume button twice then release power button.
    The printer is now in service mode…

    Try this one… hope it works….

  4. geostorm says:

    tried everything shown to clear E5 on my mp140 no joy, i have now fitted new cannon cartridge black as the one i use most still to no avail

    Canon might think all this very clever but are they stupid ? not thinking of future?. i and thousands of others will never buy from them again. control freaks egotistical greedy *^”!¬^*

  5. pissedoff says:

    The first time that I refilled my cartridges everything was fine. now this time the cartridges are not fine cause they have not been reset. Canon sucks because they want us to have to buy new cartridges. They should sell refill kits and make their money there. bastards.

  6. Sue says:

    I hate the error messages that won’t allow greyscale printing unless all colour cartridges are also full. As a uni student with a whole lot of printing, I need to know my printer is going to deliver and Canon does not.

    I totally agree with geostorm – Canon might think they’re smart but they suck. I will never buy another Canon printer because that kind of unscrupulous money grabbing approach doesn’t at all inspire consumer confidence in me. It’s obvious their focus is on extracting as much cash as possible from their customers and NOT on customer service and quality of product.


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