Sunday, November 23, 2008

Reset Your MP170

There is no way to actually "reset" the counter.
IF your MP170 has a RESUME/CANCEL button, Press and hold this button for about 7 seconds to bypass the counter (The PAGE FEED button will work for some other models). If your printer doesn’t have this button, you may bypass the counter by turning the printer OFF. Now hold down the RESET and turn the printer ON. Keep holding the RESET until the printer boots and initializes. When the display says, "INK VOL UNKNOWN" you may release the RESET and begin printing in the usual manner. You may need to start the printer in this manner each time, or the printer may remember this setting until such time as you replace the print cartridge. Canon was experimenting during this time so some of the same models have different buttons and bypass tricks. Hope this helps. Prophesser at Cactus Computer Consultants.