How to Override the Canon MP 470 Printer Ink Has Run Out Message

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How to Override the Canon MP 470 Printer Ink Has Run Out Message
Sometimes printers cannot recognise a full ink cartridge. (Used ink cartridges for recycling image by itsallgood from

The Canon MP 470 is an all-in-one printer that can print, copy and scan. If you are attempting to replace the ink cartridge and repeatedly get a message on the LCD screen that says "Ink has run out," then you need to reset the printer by overriding the ink counter. Each Canon printer is equipped with a special ink chip that recognises when the ink has run low. However, if you are using generic or refilled cartridges, the printer might get confused.

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    Turn off the Canon MP 470 and unplug it from the outlet.

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    Press the "On/Off" button while you plug the cable back in.

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    Hit the "Stop/Reset" button two times while holding down the "On/Off" button, then let go of the "On/Off" button. This puts the printer into factory mode.

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    Hit the right arrow button until you see "Shipping Mode 3" on the LCD display. Hit "OK" to select it.

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    Hit the "Stop/Reset" button when you see a message that says "Without Cleaning." This tells the Canon printer to print out a test page.

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    Lift up the Canon MP 470 printer cover and wait for the cartridges to move to the left. Then unplug the printer from the outlet.

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    Lift out both ink cartridges and close the cover.

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    Plug the power cable back in and hit the "On/Off" button.

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    Place the ink cartridges back inside once you see a message that says "Replace Cartridges." Wait a few minutes for the printer to recognise the cartridges before trying to print.

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