Reset Canon Printer to Factory Setting

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Canon printers are one of the most widely used printing machines across the globe. They come with a variety of designs and models. While users choose the models based on their individual needs, that can vary from person to person, Canon Pixma MG 2570 is one of the most widely used printers among the existing models in the market.

Exposure to moisture or improper handling of the printer hardware from Canon may render it dysfunctional or affect its natural mode of operation. One of the common practices that most users of this printer adopt when it starts malfunctioning is resetting it to the factory settings.

The idea of restoring the factory settings makes sense as it restores the default settings. So, any change in settings that causes the issue gets sorted out without a fuss. While there is no denying the fact that it is one of the wise ideas to get a handle on it, things can go out of hand if it is not done in the right way.

If your Canon printing machine has been showing up issues off late, restoring its settings back to the default version is the fundamental step which you may consider. That said, it is essential to do it in the correct way so you get to see the desired changes. Not sure how to do it in the right manner? Here are some useful steps on how to reset Canon Pixma Printer.

How to reset Canon printer

  1. Power off your Canon printer without unplugging it. Then Put a piece of paper in the tray. Make sure that the paper is of the right size.
  2. Tap the stop key (the key with a red triangle on it) and then turn on your printing machine. 
  3. Next, tap the power key and press the stop key five times on the trot. The green light next to the power key will start to blink. Wait for some time until the light stops blinking.
  4. Now, press the stop button five times and press the power button once. You will receive a print on the paper in the tray. In the meantime, you will see the green light blinking for some time. Wait until you get the printout.
  5. After receiving the printout, put the paper back in the tray once again. 
  6. Press the stop button three times followed by the power key. You will get another printout.

That’s it! If you receive the print in fine condition, it is the indicator that you have reset Canon printer to factory settings. The troubleshooting steps mentioned above work fine with most models of Canon Pixma printers.

However, there is a slight variation in the process of restoring Canon Pixma MG 2570 when compared to the other printers. The steps to accomplish the task are given below.

How to reset Canon Pixma MG 2570 printer

  1. At first, you need to turn off the printer. You can do this by pressing the power button.
  2. After turning off the printer, tap the Stop/Reset key and keep pressing the power key. Hold down the power key and release the Stop/Reset button. Push the button two times on the trot.
  3. Wait until the LED stops blinking. Then press the “Stop/Reset” button four times back to back.
  4. Now press the power button two times.
  5. Push the power button once more to power off your printer.

Your Canon Pixma MG 2570 printer is reset. Additionally, you need to reset the cartridge ink counter as well to make sure that your printer functions normally without any technical glitch.

  1. Detach the power cable and the USB cable from your printer.
  2. Hold down the power key after uncovering the cartridge.
  3. Hold the power button and while holding it, put the power cables back.
  4. Close the cartridge door. Once the door is closed, release the power key. This concludes the resetting of the ink cartridge.

All the steps given above are mandatory. At the time of resetting your Canon printer, make sure that you follow all the steps in the right sequence. Skipping any one of the steps out of the ones given above can result in the malfunctioning of your printer and defeat your actual objective of resetting your printing machine.

If you are not sure whether you would be able to perform all the steps on your own, the wise thing to do would be to either consult a technician or have someone who has a sound knowledge of resetting Canon printers. This way, you would be able to keep the possibility of wheeling your machine to a service centre at bay.