Many Canon copiers are leased out instead of sold. Some leases are structured on a usage basis, with end users paying for the machine, its consumables and service on a per-page basis. To support this, most Canon copiers have meters that measure how many pages have been printed. Technicians check these meters to determine billable usage. You can check the meter yourself to find out much you are using your copier.
Canon Copiers With Counter Check Buttons
Press the "Counter Check" button, which is a physical button on the copier's front panel.
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Read the meter line labeled "102" on black-and-white copiers -- it reports your total number of prints.
Read the "106" and "109" meter lines on color copiers for your color and black-and-white copies, respectively.
Canon Copiers With Mechanical Meters
Open the front cover by placing your hand near the top edge and rotating it downwards. You might need to use both hands, one on each side.
Locate the mechanical meter, which should be on the left side of the copier. It will look like an analog odometer from a car.
Read the number on the meter. Press the "Reset" button on the odometer if prompted to do so.
Close the copier's front cover by rotating it back upwards until it locks in place.