Canon PIXMA MG3650


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.

Copying

YouTube Video: Canon MG3650 Copying

How to copy using the Canon PIXMA MG3650 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 MG3650 Override empty cartridge message

The Canon MG3650 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 MG3650 Change ink cartridges

How to change the ink cartridges in a Canon MG3650.

  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.

Unboxing

YouTube Video: Canon MG3650 unboxing

Canon PIXMA MG3650 unboxing, initial setup and quick test using the copy function on the printer.

YouTube Video: Canon MG3650 Print head alignment

  1. Hold the ‘stop’ button until the ‘alarm’ light flashes four (4) times
  2. Then release it
  3. An alignment page will be printed
  4. Open the scanner cover
  5. Find the corner with the arrow
  6. Lay the alignment page face down
  7. With the triangle in the same corner
  8. Close the scanner cover
  9. Press the copy button to start the scan
  10. The print heads will align automatically
  11. When the scan is finished
  12. Remove the alignment page

Load the paper tray

YouTube Video: Canon MG3650 load the paper tray

  1. Open the front printer cover
  2. Extend the paper input tray
  3. Adjust the guides to the correct size
  4. Gently insert the paper
  5. Close the guides against the paper
  6. Extend the paper output tray
  7. Ensure the correct paper size is set
  8. To use 4x6 photo paper
  9. Remove the A4 paper
  10. And adjust the paper guides
  11. The glossy side must be face down
  12. Gently insert the photo paper
  13. Close the guides against the paper
  14. Extend the paper output tray
  15. Ensure the correct paper size is set

Wireless / WiFi WPS Setup

YouTube Video: Canon MG3650 Wireless / WiFi WPS Setup

How to connect the Canon MG3650 printer wireless using WPS.

  1. Hold the wifi button until the power light flashes
  2. Press the black copy button
  3. Press the wifi button
  4. The wifi light will flash
  5. On the router
  6. Hold the WPS button for a few seconds
  7. And then release
  8. Both the power and wifi lights will flash
  9. Once the printer is connected
  10. The lights will stop flashing

Wireless Android Phone Setup

YouTube Video: Canon MG3650 Wireless Android Phone Setup

How to connect the Canon MG3650 via wireless using an Android phone.

  1. Hold the “wifi” button until
  2. The power light flashes
  3. Now press the colour copy button
  4. And then the “wifi” button again
  5. The “wifi” light will now flash
  6. Find and install the “Canon Print” App
  7. Click the prompt to add a new printer
  8. Click “If printer cannot be found”
  9. Choose “Auto connection”
  10. Follow the on screen prompts
  11. The printer should be detected
  12. Select your wifi and enter your password
  13. The “wifi” and power light will start flashing
  14. The “wifi” and power lights stop flashing