Printer Smarter Than Realized

stratman

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I have a Canon Maxify MB5120. Every time you open the paper tray, such as to add paper, the printer wants you to "register" the newly added paper to make sure the paper settings in the printer match the paper you just added.

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I wondered if I could outsmart the Maxify registration process by adding paper while the printer was turned off (but still plugged into the Mains).

Nope, it only made things worse by admonishing me for opening the paper tray while the printer was off (sorry, no image available) and required me to first click off that screen so I could then get to the registration screen as usual.

Moral of the story... trying to outsmart a smart printer is not smart.
 

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Disable the paper tray micro switch with some tape and all will be forgiven, no more annoying messages.. Now what were you saying about this smarty pants..:)
 

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Disable the paper tray micro switch
Thanks, but, not that big of a deal for the once or twice a month I monkey with the paper tray.
 

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You can disable this in the settings, mine doesn't do it anymore.
 

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You can disable this in the settings, mine doesn't do it anymore.
Good to know.

Months ago, I loaded paper in the tray and sat back down before tapping on the printer screen to register. I did something that I have long forgotten to resume printing without getting back up to touch the printer screen to register the paper. :idunno

The registering tap of the finger is so benign - I'm already standing there - that it bothers me not one bit. I just thought it interesting that Big Brother Canon monitors this function even when the printer's power is off.

Maybe Canon had a slew of calls over the years from people who loaded a different sized paper into the tray without changing settings and their prints were off.
 
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