How to Manually Reset Canon Printers Without Using Any Software (With Video Tutorial)

Howdy teachers and forumers! Previously, we have released our helpful and working tutorial on How to Manually Reset Epson Printers Without Using Any Software. To our surprise, many have also requested for the same tutorial about Canon printers. We don’t want to disappoint our readers that’s why as promised and due to popular demand, here is our tutorial on how to manually reset Canon printers without using any software.

How to Manually Reset Canon Printers Without Using Any Software


  • You will see a message that says Waste ink pad is full or something like that.

As we have said the last time, this tutorial will literally save you a couple hundred bucks. This type of reset method is also called a hard reset. It has been tried and tested on the following Canon printer models:

  • Canon MX870
  • Canon MG5430
  • Canon Pixma MG6620
  • Canon Pixma MP495
  • Canon MG2440.
  • Canon MX439
  • Canon MX925
  • Canon MP560
  • Canon MG2550
  • Canon iX6820
  • Canon MP150

How to Manually Reset Canon Printers Without Using Any Software

STEP 1: Make sure that your printer is turned on.

STEP 2: Press the power button (this will turn off/switch off your printer)

STEP 3: Once turned off, press on STOP button for two (2) seconds.

STEP 4: While holding on to the STOP button, press the power button at the same time for two (2) seconds and release the STOP button.

STEP 5: After letting go of the STOP button (while you are still pressing the power button), press the STOP button five (5) times.

STEP 6: Immediately after pressing the STOP button for five (5) times, release the power button.

That’s it! You’re done! Your Canon printer will now go on reset mode. The LCD screen on printer should go blank. Your printer will start making a couple of noises but it’s normal. Once the printer stopped making noises, just press on the power button. This will turn off or restart your printer.

If in case your printer asks for a new driver, just reinstall your Canon printer’s driver.

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