Canon have made changes
recently - to how the ink monitoring is disabled in some late model ink
printers. Following information applies to Canon MG5460, MG6360 and possibly
other MG models as well. Other new Canon printers (eg iP7260) don't seem
affected by the change.
Refilling recent Canon ink
tanks or cartridges doesn't reset ink levels in the "Canon ink monitor".
That's not new, it's been the same since Canon introduced their first
"chipped" ink tank many years ago.
But...things have changed
make ink refilling more difficult. The information on this
page applies mainly to Canon printers with PGI-650 & CLI-651 individual ink tanks, but
there is good chance it will apply to all other Canons from now on.
Please note all the model
numbers listed are of AU/EU printers. All the info on this page applies
to similar Canon models in other countries/regions, even though the
printer model number may be slightly different in other parts of the world.
Note: if your printer uses
only two ink cartridges (one black/one colour) or is not listed above, you
can find more ink monitor information on this page:
Canon ink monitor (cartridges) - how to disable
Canon CLI-8, CLI-521, CLI-526, CLI-651, PGI-5, PGI-520, PGI-525, PGI-650 and
similar ink tanks doesn't reset the ink levels
in printer software, so the printer may not print - even if all ink tanks
are full of ink. All the
ink information comes from a small IC chip fitted to each ink tank.
There is no connection
between the actual ink levels and the ink monitor (ink gauge) levels and if
any chip reads "empty"...you're not printing anything until the error is
cleared. Even if say your yellow ink tank is "empty" and all you want to
print is a page of black text...you can't.
To make the printer work again, you have
1) Fit a new ink tank (or new
2) Reset the "empty" chip back to
full - using a
chip re-setter (if available for your printer model)
auto-reset ink tanks
(if available for your printer model)
4) Disable the ink monitor.
It's easy to disable the ink
Simply read and follow the
messages from your printer (on screen) similar to ones shown below. If you
use a multi function (MP or MG) printer, similar messages should also
display on the printer LCD panel (if it has one).
Important: When the ink monitor is disabled, ink level indicator (for
that ink tank) disappears and the printer will not
stop printing, even if it is out of ink. Inspect ink level in each tank
periodically (by removing it) to avoid running out!