If you have Win7/8 but your device does not have any drivers newer than
you can get it to work. If the driver package is a self-extracting
executable you will need to unpack it first.
Once you do that, you can install your device but you will have to OK
installing an unsigned driver.
Though I have gotten this to work with no problems...and Win7/8 is
pretty good about rolling back drivers that could potentially harm your
system...this would have to be done at your own risk as there is no
Though there are plenty of utilities that will extract the files from
the self-extracting installer,I used to simply start the process but not
cancel it when I got the message about the OS not being supported...
then simply copy the files from the temporary location to a folder
For anyone else bumbling along like I am, here are some good links I
found for Canon MP190 and similiar models.
When instructions say to press the RESUME button, there is no button
called Resume on MP190. They are talking about the button with no label
that looks like like an upside down triangle.
If the instructions for MP190 say press "Menu", they are confusing this
model with the MPC190. No Menu button on the MP190. Turns out a lot of
people were copying and reposting these instructions online and they
don't work for MP190.
Resetting Ink Absorber
Canon PIXMA IP1500 Waste Ink Tank Counter Reset
Canon "S" & "i" Series Waste Ink Tank Counter Reset
Good video that works for resetting MP190 ink absorber:
Turn off printer with POWER button.
Hold down RESUME button and then press and hold POWER.
Keep POWER held down and release the RESUME button.
Press RESUME twice.
Release the POWER button. Green LEDs should now start flashing.
When green LEDs are solid, press RESUME four times. Note: It is
important you press RESUME exactly four times as more or less will cause
the printer to perform a different function.
Press POWER and the printer should switch off, if not simply press POWER
Turn your printer back on and the counter will now be reset.
Resetting various models for Low Ink Error:
Canon Reset for
IP1600, 1700, 1800
MP150, 160,170,190,210. 460,470
After replacing cartridges, if printer prints right away, it is still in
low ink mode.
When low ink warning comes up, press and hold stop/resume button for 5+
E31 displaed. B&C will be flashing
B will go out. C keep flashing
Hold 5 more seconds
Both flashing while resetting
Printer will self-clean and print OK until ink is out
Waste Ink Tank Cleaning iP1000. Good photos but hard to follow:
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