Another annoyance that can be solved with a reset is the «full» overflow tank. This problem only occurs with inkjet printers. There is an overflow tank to collect surplus ink. Logically this container will eventually be full and empty. This is very tedious and not suitable for all printers themselves. Also, if the printer reports a full overflow container, this does not actually mean the container is full.
Why: Most printers do not measure the contents of the overflow container effectively, but only display an error message after a certain number of print operations. Therefore, it is very likely that there is enough room left in the overflow tank at the time of the warning. Resetting resets the print job counters for these printers, so you can clear the error message and continue printing.
In addition to printers, today's cartridges can reset ink cartridges because they have electronic components, such as measurement sensors and counters, as well as ink tanks. This is helpful in a variety of situations.
- The ink cartridge is empty, but the ink remains.
- The cartridge is refilled manually, but the printer recognizes the cartridge as empty.
- A new cartridge is inserted, but the printer recognizes the cartridge as empty.
In this case, the reset will cause the cartridge to resume operation. For the first point, joy should not last long. This is because most cartridges are displayed too early, so they do not remain too often. You must reset the cartridge once or twice before you need to reset the cartridge before each print job.
Instructions for resetting the cartridge can be found in the following sections.
Unfortunately, resetting the printer is not as easy as resetting it on other devices. Most manufacturers do not have a single mechanism.
This is partly because many printers are very differently configured and use different buttons. For example, use the key. turn left and home Any modern printer with a touch display with the reset button is not a problem at all. After all, the reset mechanism is the same for almost all device series. However: The described method may not work on all devices.
With Brother, you can perform a variety of resets through the Admin menu. You can do the following: Turn off the printer. Then press the button. Start and menu Hold down the key at the same time. Now press one of the next four times. Plus or Up arrow, Which depends on the model type in order to press the button. To reset the Brother cartridge, open the printer as if you were replacing a cartridge. Press and hold the button. stop and print And Plusbutton. The menu appears. Select and confirm the desired cartridge.
Most models of the Canon Pixma series can be reset via the device menu. If not, completely turn off the printer. Press and hold red at the same time. stopButton and On / offbutton. After about 3 seconds stopRelease the button and press the button twice again. Then release the two buttons. The cartridge can be reset on many Canon devices in the same menu as the printer.
Almost all Canon printers outside the Pixma series can be reset using the following methods. Disconnect the printer from the power source. Catch the button. Force, shape feed As well as Print Fashion Connect the power cable.
Epson printers do not have a reset function by pressing a button. Rather requires Epson software "Maintenance Reset Utility". The software can reset both printer counters and settings. Nice: Both resets are independent. If there is a problem with the overflow container, you can only reset the affected counters and keep the settings.
Epson cartridges can only be reset with special reset tools without much effort. The refill tool can often be refilled to the ink or ink supplier.
For most HP devices, you can reset the counters using the printer menu. The exact procedure varies from device to device. You can usually find the reset via the settings below. Restore factory settings Or similar.
It would have been unfortunate if you could not find the reset function in the printer menu. In this case, HP printers can often only be reset by an expert. This is especially possible with business laser printers.
HP cartridges do not have an "official" reset feature. However, there is an immediate solution. Remove the cartridge and attach a piece of tape over the chip contact of the cartridge. Reinstall the cartridge and print a test page. You can then remove the tape again. CAUTION: This method can damage the cartridge.