Canon PIXMA MP230

Canon MP230 – Cartridges

Cartridge Page Yield
PG-510 220 Pages
CL-511 244 Pages
PG-513 400 Pages
CL-514 349 Pages

Canon MP230 – Error Codes

If there is a problem with the MP230, a message light will flash to warn you. Count the number of times it flashes to understand what the actual error is:

Error Description
Two flashes Machine is out of paper / paper does not feed.
Three flashes Paper jam.
Four flashes The cartridge is not installed properly.
Five flashes The cartridge is not installed properly / appropriate cartridge is not installed.
Seven flashes cartridge is not installed in the correct position.
Eight flashes Ink absorber is almost full.
Thirteen flashes The remaining ink level cannot be detected.
Fourteen flashes The cartridge cannot be recognised.
Fifteen flashes The cartridge cannot be recognised.
Sixteen flashes The ink has run out.

Canon MP230 – Reset Ink Levels on the Cartridges

The Canon MP230 cannot physically see inside the cartridges to find out how much ink is left. The copper contacts on the outside of the cartridge contain the ink level information. It is not possible to reset the ink levels to full. If you refill your cartridge, the printer will always show an empty cartridge message.

You can override the empty cartridge message by holding down the “stop / reset” button on the printer for around five seconds. The printer should continue printing, and use any of the remaining ink in the cartridge.

If the printer thinks that both cartridges are empty, you will receive a second error message, and you will need to hold the button for another five seconds.

If the circuitry on the cartridges is actually damaged this process will not work.

Youtube Video: Override the empty cartridge message.

Canon MP230 – Change Ink Cartridge

Youtube Video: Change Ink Cartridge


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