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Context:

I am trying to use the scanner on an old-ish Canon MX 410 printer. I lost the black cartridge. (I am currently using a laser printer for printing. So buying another cartridge is not a real option for me.)

Question:

The printer is stuck on the error message U053. Not even the stop button works. Is there a way to bypass this error message without purchasing a LINE cartridge? All I need is the scanner part of the printer.


This question provides a solution for MP 620 but doesn't work for my MX 410. Is there a different key combination that may clear the error prompt? I imagine a maintenance personnel has to have a way to bypass this lock that is probably designed to stonewall consumers?

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Here are some workarounds that worked for some Canon models in the past:

  • Press and hold down Stop/Reset button for 5-10 seconds until the error message disappears.

  • Press and hold down Resume/Cancel button for 5-10 seconds until the error message disappears.

  • Press Resume/Cancel button once.

  • Press the Start button once. Then press the BLACK button for error message related to the black cartridge or press COLOR button for the error message related to the color cartridge.

  • Thanks for the list. I tried them all. None worked. – Argyll Jan 13 '19 at 2:08

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