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How to restore the ink levels on canon mx300 printers

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This particular canon printer is a multifunction model, created for office use. Also, it works with the canon pg-40 and pg-41 ink cartridges.

The quality on these cartridge is photographic, the printer itself is very small and has a high endurance. If you wish to refill these cartridge, look fo r post on how to do it on this blog.

This cartridge can print up to 22 pages per minute and copy 17 pages per minute as well. It scans at 600 ppp, and has a two-way lcd screen. This printer is compatible with both windows and mac x operating systems.
There isn’t any program that can restore this printer, or at least I can’t find one that does it, but there is a way of restoring it using the buttons on the printer itself. This restore procedure also works on the canon mx308 printer.

Restoring procedure for the canon mx300/308 printer:

Step #1:
Turn the printer off and disconnect the power power cable. You must turn the printer off first by pressing on the on/off button located on the main panel of the printer.

Take a look at the next picture to learn how to disconnect the power cable from your printer.
disconnect the power cable
disconnect the power cable
Step #2:
Now press and hold the on/off button. While pressing it, connect the power cable back to the printer. The following picture will show you how the on/off button looks like.
this is the on/off button on canon printers
this is the on/off button on canon printers
Step #3:
While still pressing the on/off button, hit the stop/reset one. This is the red button you usually use to cancel any printing jobs. Take a look at the following picutre.
Step #4:
Let go of the on/off button and continue to press the stop/reset one. The printer will now enter factory mode. Wait for 10 seconds until the printer displays the word inactive on the main screen. Your printer could take a bit more time than this for displaying the message.

Step #5:
Now press the next or ">" button until you reach the shipping mode 3 option, and then press the ok key. Hit the ok button one more time to wipe it. The printer will now print a test sheet.

Step #6:
Open the printer’s gate as if you were about to change the ink cartridges. To open this lid, you must also open the scanner.
open the gate that will grant you access to the ink cartridges
open the gate that will grant you access to the ink cartridges
Step #7:
Disconnect the power cable on the printer again while keeping the cartridge gate open. You must disconnect this cable while the printer is on. Please execute this step exactly like we’re telling you to.

Step #8:
Take both ink cartridges out of the printer. Take a look at the following picture to learn how to do this.
how you should remove canon ink cartridges from the printer
how you should remove canon ink cartridges from the printer
Step #9:
Close the lid on the printer while the cartridges are still outside.

Step #10:
Plug the power cable back to the printer and turn it on.

Step #11:
Now all you need to do is put the cartridges back in the printer and the ink levels should appear full. You will now be able to print and refill your cartridges when ink levels are low again.

If you have any problems with this procedure, please contact us and we will gladly help you out. Just post a comment in the section below this post and we will do it.

We know you may be interested in the user manual for this printer. This is the Spanish html version of it.

You could also be interested in acquiring the drivers for this printer. Please remember to choose the proper version for your operating system. If you don’t know what version of your operating system is running on your computer, please visit our post how to learn what version of windows I’m using.

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3 comments:

  1. During the procedure there is no attempts to print test page. After the procedure it says "SET INK CARTRIDGE". Installing the cartridges do not check the status. Resetting all counters in Service mode also do not helpful. Is the cartridge/printer broken?

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    1. Same here Viktor...
      Did you find a solution for this situation?

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    2. Same here Viktor...
      Did you find a solution for this situation?

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