My name is*****'m a certified computer professional with 15 years of experience. It would be my pleasure to assist you with this. The Canon MF212w is a business class printer, meaning that reset info will not be in any of the publicly available user manuals, only in the private Service manual. You can get a copy of this by contacting Canon service and faxing them a copy of your purchase receipt. Fortunately, I have had to this on similar printers in this series and I can walk you through it.
Let's begin by Entering 'Menu' and then '#' - this gets you into Service Mode. You will then need to cycle through the menu to get to the service menu, then do copier - function - clear - all to fully reset the machine. Please let me know if you have any questions or need clarification.
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May I ask what version of windows you have? Are you able to boot into safe mode by repeatedly pressing F12 as the computer is booting?
I apologize for that. I actually typed that in the wrong box. Getting back to your printer issue, I'm afraid that is we can't get it into Service mode, I won't be able to help. I am going to opt out and open this up to other experts in the hopes that someone else may have an alternate idea. Have a great day! I'm sorry that I wasn't able to help.
Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.
Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.
Can you tell me how long you've had the printer for?Have you tried accessing the web interface?
Thank you for the update, and my apologies for missing you, your reply didn't come through for some reason until now.
Plug it into the wired (ethernet) connection on your router, then look in your router configuration to determine the IP address of the printer (or look at it in the printer properties on your computer if it is identified there). Navigate to that address in your browser, and you'll reach the admin console, and see if you can access any of the settings there. If so, there is a factory reset/restore option there you can try.
Failing that, we are probably looking at a hardware fault, but would move on to a manual reset process next, if needed.
Let me know the results,
If you get stuck, or just want to move on to the next step, just let me know.Nathan