How to Reset a Pixma MP250 Cartridge ? Canon Pixma MP250 printer will recognize the ink cartridge past the expiration date of the cartridge. This is true even if there is still usable ink remains in the cartridge. Resetting the printer will solve this problem by turning back the expiration date associated with the cartridge. Performing a hard reset of the printer also solve problems such as the printer does not recognize the ink cartridge, error messages saying that the ink cartridge is not installed correctly, and other problems associated with filling the ink cartridge.
1 Press the power button to turn off the printer.
2 Hold the "Stop / Reset" while pressing the power button. Holding down the power button, release the "Stop / Reset" and press twice in a row.
3 Wait about 20 to 30 seconds until the LED displays 0.
4 Press "Stop / Reset" four times in a row.
5 Press the power button twice.
6 Turn the printer off by pressing the power button again. The printer has been reset. Then comes the cartridge reset the counter.
7 Disconnect power and USB cables from the printer.
8 Open the cartridge door and hold the power button.
9 Reconnect the power cables while holding down the power button.
10 Close the cartridge door and release the button. The ink cartridge has been reset.
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