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You can reset the canon from its printer settings by default. Find out how to reset the settings to factory CANON.

Follow the instructions, and all canon pixma settings will be reset to default. All data saved on CANON will be permanently deleted. So think twice before continuing Operation CANON. 

If your canon printer is stuck or hangs while printing or has Wi-Fi connection issues, follow these simple steps for factory reset canon printer. After resetting, errors should disappear. The administrator password configured previously returns to the default setting.

Pixma MP / MX / MG Series: Category 3 Printer and Ink Counter General Reset 

By pressing the power button to turn off your printer.

  • Holding down the Stop / Reset button while pressing the main power button. Hold down the power button, release the “Stop / Reset” button and then press it twice in a row.
  • Wait approximately 20-30 seconds for the LED to show 0.
  • You have to press the Stop / Reset button four (4) times in a row.
  • Press the power button twice.
  • Turn off the printer by pressing the power button one more time. The printer is now reset.

Then reset the cartridge ink counter:

  • Disconnect the power and USB cables from the printer.
  • Open the cartridge door and press and hold the power button.
  • Reconnect the power cords while holding down the power button.
  • The ink cartridge now resets.

Pixma “MP” Printer Series: Category 3 Ink Counter Reset 

Most MP200-400 series

  • Please turn off the Canon MP printer and unplug it from the electrical outlet.
  • Press the “Stop / Reset” button twice while holding the “On / Off” button, then release the “On / Off” button. This puts the printer in factory mode.
  • Press the right arrow button until you see “Send Mode 3” on the LCD. Click “OK” to select it.
  • Press the “Stop / Restart” button when you see a message that says “No cleaning.” This instructs the Canon printer to print a test page.
  • Lift the Canon MP 470 printer’s cover and wait for the cartridges to move to the left. Then unplug the printer from the electrical outlet.
  • Lift both ink cartridges and close the cover.
  • Now you can Plug the power cord back in and press the “On / Off” button.
  • Put the ink cartridges back in once you see a message that says, “Replace cartridges.”

Pixma “MP / MX / MG” Printer Series: Category 3 Ink Counter Reset 

  • Turn off the printer.
  • Now you have to Hold down the Stop / Reset button while pressing the power button. Hold down the power button, release the “Stop / Reset” button and then press it twice in a row.
  • Wait approximately 20-30 seconds for the LED to show 0.
  • • Press the Stop / Reset button four times in a row.
  • • Press the power button twice.

Canon MP140 to MP830 printer models only

  • • Turn on the printer.
  • • Press and hold the printer’s Reset button.
  • • Hold down the Reset button and press and hold the Color Start button.
  • • Wait 5 seconds.

Now just press

  • The Color Start button, then release the Reset Button.
  • Wait until the printer begins to configure. This should take approximately 20 seconds.
  • Should be on the screen, hold down the” Tool “button, and the letter” A “should now be on the screen.
  • While pressing the Tool button, press and hold the Reset Button.
  • Wait until there are no more blinking lights on the printer.
  • You have to Release the Tool button and then release the Reset Button.
  • With the printer turned off but still connected to a power source, press the Power button while holding the Stop / Reset button.

When the Power LED is on, press the Stop / Reset button two (2) times while pressing and holding the Power button.

Upon releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move to a service mode (… wait for a menu selection)

When the LED turns green, press the Stop / Reset button for the specified number of time (s) according to the function indicated in the following table (each time the Stop / Reset button is pressed.

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