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Cant locate driver/printer maintenance tab (model pixma mp480)

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Can't locate driver/printer maintenance tab (model pixma mp480) to reset black only to print color & black ink.

Do you have windows xp, vista, or 7, or Mac computer?

Can you go to Start, Control Panel, (Hardware and Sound), Printers, then right-click on the canon printer, then click on Preferences.., then check all the options/tabs?

Please let me know. Thank you,
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Have Home Premium Windows 7 on HP Desk Pavilion PC


Can do ..... will try as suggested

For windows 7, click on Start, then Devices and Printers, then right-click on the Canon... printer, then click on Printing Preferences, then check all the options/tabs.

Please let me know if there is still any issue. Thank you.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The information provided was a bit short of the mark. (1) The control Panel does not list Hardware and Sound ... Devices and Printers is the one to go to followed by right clicking on Canon Printer (illustration) and preferences. Instead of clicking each tab, go directly to the maintenance tab and click on ink cartridge setting to specify color choice. You might want to follow this next time someone asks the same question .. it saves time and guessing. Your answer initially pointed me in the right direction and after all, that's what I wanted .... the rest was on me Wink. Have a good day.

Yes, I did provide Devices and Printers option after you said you have windows 7. Yes, there are many brands/models of printers, so the options/tabs can be a bit different, but you can always get back to me if there is still any issue and if needed, I can remote to your computer and show / check directly.


If you have any other computer question/issue, please let me know. Also, please rate my service.


Have a great day! Thank you very much,