How to Reset the Waste Ink Pad on a Canon MP180

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How to Reset the Waste Ink Pad on a Canon MP180
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The Canon PIXMA MP180 is a multifunction colour printer, copier and scanner designed to work with both Windows-based PCs and Macintosh computer systems. The PIXMA MP180 features black-and-white printing of up to 600-by-600 dpi (dots per inch) and 4800-by-1200 dpi in colour. It also features a waste ink counter that will calculate when the waste ink pads are full and subsequently prevent the printer from functioning. If you are certain that the waste ink pads are not full, you can reset them using special software.

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Things you need

  • MP Tool software
  • ZIP file-extraction program

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  1. 1

    Download the MP Tool software to your computer. The download file comes in a compressed ZIP file that must be extracted using a ZIP file-extraction program. Once you have downloaded the MP Tool zip file, double-click on the file to extract the “MPtool.exe” executable program.

  2. 2

    Turn on your printer and double-click the “MPtool.exe” file.

  3. 3

    Click on the “Reset Main” button listed under “Waste Ink Counter,” in the MP Tool program screen.

  4. 4

    Click on the “Reset Platen” button and exit the program to complete the process.

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