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Canon PIXMA MG4220

By: Printerthinker - 31 October 2013

Canon MG4220 - Cartridges

CartridgePage Yield
PG-240 180 Pages
CL-241 180 Pages
PG-240XL 600 Pages
CL-241XL 400 Pages

Canon MG4220 - Error Codes

1401 Print head is not installed.
1403 Incorrect print head installed.
1485 Incorrect ink cartridge installed.
1687 Ink cartridge cannot be recognised.
1487 Ink cartridge installed in wrong place.
1486 Ink cartridge installed in wrong place.
1684 Ink cartridge cannot be recognised.
1682 Ink cartridge cannot be recognised.
1686 The ink may have run out.
1688 The ink has run out.
1003 No paper.
1202 Paper output cover is open.
1250 Paper output tray is closed.
1300 Paper is jammed in the paper output slot.
1303 Paper is jammed in the rear side.
1304 Paper is jammed in the duplex transport unit.
1310 This paper is not compatible with two-sided printing.
1702 The ink absorber is almost full. Contact the service center.
2700 Timeout error has occurred.
B200 An error has occurred. The printer needs repair.
5100 Printer error has occurred.

Canon MG4220 - Reset Ink Levels on the Cartridges

The Canon MG4220 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 MG4220 - Change Ink Cartridge

Youtube Video: Change Ink Cartridge