unknownasked Jul 12, 2012 at 2:06am
Canon MP140 - Disable printer, use scanner only?
Hello all and thank you for your time.
I have a MP140 which gives E5 (out of ink) error, I don't want to use the printer anymore, I only need the scanner. I've tried all sorts of reset procedures on the net, all to no avail.
The only way I can use the scanner now is to do all these:
1- unplug the power cord.
2- plug in while holding the RESET + POWER.
3- let go of the RESET and press it 5 times.
Then I can use it, but once I switch it off, it's back to step 1 again. Now I can live with this, it's my wife who constantly messes up and ends up cursing me.
So I was wondering, is there any way to fool this printer into thinking that it has ink so I can just turn the damn thing on and scan?
I thank you all in advance.
Dude, God bless ya. I was crazy trying to find a method to use the MP140 as scanner only. Thank you so much!!!!!
Superb dude... thanks a lotttttttttttttt
God bless you, sir.
It really would work if I only knew which button is the reset button!
This also works (at least on MP180) by keeping just the power button pressed when inserting the cord.
(Then pressing reset 5 times then letting go of both buttons).
Oh yes, I can live with that too.
It works too for MP145. Thank you!
Thank you its working fine. I used your idea and fixed my problem. I am using the printer to get the prints of papers which I ordered from https://essayguru.org/dissertation-editing/ website. These paper are in zip format after unzip them I take their prints from my printer.