Canon inkjet printers use ink cartridges that are equipped with a special chip that reports when a cartridge is low or out of ink. One hindrance to this technology for many businesses is the fact that many printers will cease to operate if one ink cartridge is low or out of ink. Resetting the printer cartridge requires a chip resetter designed for your specific cartridge model. Print cartridge chip resetters may be purchased as a standalone product or may be included with refill kits.
- Remove the ink cartridge from your printer and insert the cartridge into the resetter’s main channel.
- Verify that the chip on your ink cartridge makes contact with the contact plate on the resetter.
- Press down on the cartridge gently for several seconds. The LED light on the chip resetter will flash several times, indicating that contact has been made with the chip. Continue holding the cartridge in place until the LED light emits a steady light.
- Remove the ink cartridge from the chip resetter and repeat the process with any other ink cartridges that need to be reset. Once completed, install the cartridges in your printer.
Used ink cartridges can be recycled through Canon.
Refilling ink cartridges or printing on an empty cartridge may cause damage to your printer or print cartridge.