How to Disable the Ink Reading on a Canon Pixma MP190

Written by steven symes
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The Canon Pixma MP190 uses liquid ink contained in cartridges to produce printouts. The printer's software you install on the computer monitors ink usage and estimates when the ink in different cartridges will run out. The software alerts users when there is little or no ink in the cartridge every time the printer processes a print job. If you have refilled a cartridge yourself or bought one that was refilled by a company, you will continue to see this alert every time you print unless you disable the ink reading portion of the software.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Install a new ink cartridge in the Pixma MP190. Use the printer normally until you see the warning message on the computer's screen.

  2. 2

    Click on the "OK" button when you get the initial warning message. This closes the warning window, and another window takes its place.

  3. 3

    Select the "Yes" button in the next window. This acknowledges the warning from Canon that printing with a once-depleted cartridge may result in damage to the printer.

  4. 4

    Click on "Yes" in the next warning window that pops up on the screen. You are agreeing that Canon is not responsible for any damage done to the printer by the refilled cartridge.

  5. 5

    Follow the directions in the last warning window, which states to hold down the "Resume" button on the printer for five seconds. The "Resume" button flashes before you hold it down, and it turns off after you have held it down for five seconds.

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