Error Codes

  • Two flashes - Machine is out of paper or paper does not feed.
  • Three flashes - Paper jam.
  • Four flashes - The cartridge is not installed properly.
  • Five flashes - The cartridge is not installed properly.
  • Seven flashes - The 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.


YouTube Video: Canon MG3600 Copying

How to copy using the Canon PIXMA MG3600 printer.

  1. Switch the printer on.
  2. Ensure there is paper in the tray.
  3. Lift the scanner cover.
  4. Put the item to be copied face down on the glass.
  5. Put the item flush with the corner marker.
  6. Close the scanner.
  7. Press the "Colour" button for a colour copy.
  8. Press the "Black" button for a mono copy.

Reset ink levels on the cartridge

YouTube Video: Canon MG3600 Override empty cartridge message

The Canon MG3600 cannot physically see inside the cartridges to find out how much ink is actually left. Instead, the copper contacts on the outside of the cartridges contain this information. The ink levels start at full. Every time a page is printed or a head cleaning routine run, the printer writes this information to the cartridge. Eventually, the cartridge will state that it is empty. However this may not be the case, and it may be possible to use the remaining ink in the cartridge.

If you have refilled your cartridge, or have purchased a remanufactured one, the copper contacts will already hold the information that the cartridge is empty. Clearly they are not, but it is not currently possible to reset the ink level information on the copper contacts of the cartridge.

Instead, you simply need to override the empty error message that is being displayed 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, unfortunately, this process will not work.

Change the ink cartridges

YouTube Video: Canon MG3600 Change ink cartridges

How to change the ink cartridges in a Canon MG3600.

  1. Switch the printer on.
  2. Open the printer cover, the cartridges will move to side.
  3. Push down on the clip to release the empty cartridge.
  4. Remove the packaging from the new cartridges.
  5. Slide the new cartridge in, and lift the clip.
  6. Close the printer cover.


YouTube Video: Canon MG3600 unboxing

Canon PIXMA MG3600 unboxing, initial setup and quick test using the copy function on the printer.