How to Reset Canon Pixma Printer with Service Mode Tool V1.050
If you have a Canon Pixma printer that shows an error 5B00 or a full waste ink counter, you may need to use a service mode tool to reset it. The service mode tool is a software that can repair various types of errors on Canon printers. However, this tool is not intended for end users and is not available from Canon's official website. You will have to find it on the web from third-party sources.
In this article, we will show you how to download and use the service mode tool V1.050[^1^] [^2^] to reset your Canon Pixma printer. This tool is compatible with many models of Canon printers, such as MG6100[^1^], MG6200, MG6300, MG6400, MG6500, MG6600, MG6700, MG6800, MG6900, MG7100, MG7200, MG7500, MG7700, etc. However, use this tool at your own risk and follow the instructions carefully.
Steps to Reset Canon Pixma Printer with Service Mode Tool V1.050
Download the service mode tool V1.050 from a reliable source on the web. You can try this link[^2^] or this link[^3^], but make sure you scan the file for viruses before opening it.
Extract the downloaded file by right-clicking and selecting \"Extract here\". You should see a folder named \"Service tool v3400\".
Open the folder and double-click on \"Service tool v3400.exe\" to run the software. You may need to run it as administrator or in compatibility mode if you have Windows 10.
Turn off your printer and disconnect the USB cable from your computer.
Press and hold the power button on your printer while plugging in the power cord. Keep holding the power button until the printer turns on.
Press and hold the stop/reset button on your printer for about 5 seconds. The printer should enter service mode and display \"Idle\" on the screen.
Reconnect the USB cable to your computer and make sure your printer is detected by the service mode tool software.
Load some A4 or letter paper into your printer's paper tray.
Click on \"EEPROM\" (3) on the service mode tool software to print out some information about your printer. This is for your reference before resetting.
Click on \"Main\" (1) on the service mode tool software to clear the ink counter. The software should display \"Processing\" and then \"Clear ink counter OK\". The printer should also print out a page with some numbers.
Select your region from the drop-down menu next to \"Set Destination\" (4) on the service mode tool software and click on \"Set\". The software should display \"Set Destination OK\".
Click on \"EEPROM\" (3) again on the service mode tool software to print out some information about your printer after resetting. Compare the results with the previous printout and make sure the waste ink counter is reset to zero.
Close the service mode tool software and turn off your printer. Wait for 10 seconds and then turn it back on.
Your printer should be ready to use normally without any error messages.
If your printer does not enter service mode or is not detected by the software, try using a different USB port or cable. Make sure you follow the steps correctly and do not release any buttons too soon or too late.
If your printer shows an error message after resetting, such as B200 or 5200, try turning it off and unplugging it for a few minutes. Then plug it back in and turn it on again. If the error persists, you may need to replace some parts of your printer or contact Canon support for assistance.
If your printer does not print properly after resetting, such as missing colors or poor quality, try performing a nozzle check and a head cleaning from your printer's menu or from your computer's settings. You may also need to replace your ink cartridges if they are low or empty.