Canon printer woes
In late-March/early-April I was upset with my Canon iP2700 printer. For many weeks the ink indicator had been saying that my BC 310 Black Ink Cartridge was low. Then on April 1sta popup window reported that it was empty and the printer stopped printing. Now, I manually re-filled the black ink cartridge several weeks earlier and so I knew for a dead certain fact that it was not empty. The popup window on my Windows 7 operating system computer gave me only two choices, though: 1) order a new cartridge online, and 2) close the window. Not much help there.
So I Googled my problem by typing “Canon iP2700 printer ink reset” into the search bar and I found one of those sites that answers questions. Fortunately, I quickly found one that answered exactly the problem I was having. The problem is fixed now and my printer is working again, but here is what the problem was: the printer stopped working even though the cartridge was full because the machine is programmed to stop working when its built-in page counter reaches a certain number - the estimated number of pages that a single cartridge is supposed to accommodate. What idiot computer programmer/engineer thinks up this shit?! What I had to do was find and press the “Stop / Reset” button on the printer for ten seconds or so in order to erase/reset the page counter. Instructions I found on the internet described the button as red, but on my printer it is white against matt black. I did and it worked again, thank God.
Even in the digital age I depend on printing certain messages I receive - directions, schedules, etc. that I want to carry around in my pocket. Plus I constantly have to write and print work documents, so the inability to print very quickly became a disruption in the otherwise happy course of my daily life.