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Resetting Printer Canon MP145 and Canon MP160

Canon Pixma MP145/MP160 currently don’t have a software reset tool. But you can reset it by access to manufacture secret code. This method has been tested successful. Do it step by step:

  • With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
  • When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
  • When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
  • When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset

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  1. I have the MP145 and was frustrated in trying the directions above, until reading multiple blogs with the same problem as myself. Solution, trying something outside of the box. Here it is:
    -Follow all the above instructions, however when you get into the service mode, between point 3 and 4, hold the Stop/Reset button down for 10 seconds. Then a zero shows up on the display
    -Then follow the last point of pressing the Stop/Reset 4 times to enable the Waste ink counter reset function.
    Bingo! Printer reset and back to working!

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  3. I have done steps 1 to3 of the above instructions…however as I come to the 4th one, as soon as I release the on/off button and the stop/reset button, my printer does not move into the service mode. Instead it is off. SO how can i proceed to the next step because I cannot see any green light or any 0 display. please help as soon as possible..Thanks.

    • OK, I know your problem, because I have done many of Canon Pixma Printer. I hate this product line because it’s very hard to reset. Read this post, first every body image that will be done easily. You can get a headache when resetting Canon Inkjet, you must to do it many times carefully step by step. And you can try this:
      – Unplug power cord for 10s (maybe more until all lights turn off)
      – Hold Stop/Reset when plug power cord to your printer
      – Continue holding Stop/Reset, now push and hold Power button, don’t release Stop/Reset for 10s (someone said 20s)
      – Release Stop/Reset (keep holding Power)
      – Push and hold Stop/Reset for 2s
      – Release both Stop/Reset and Power
      – Push Stop/Reset for 4 times
      – Unplug power cord and wait for 10-20s before plug power cord to your printer again.
      Good luck!

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