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How To Reset Ink Absorber Canon i550

When your Canon i550 printer get an Ink Absorber Full error, then you need to reset this Canon i550 inkjet printer.
The following step is procedure used to reset waste ink counter of Canon i550. Nevertheless, this procedure is also applicable for the printer models listed below.

I. Enter Service Mode:

  • Plug in power cable
  • Hold down RESUME/CANCEL button
  • Hold down POWER button
  • Release RESUME/CANCEL button
  • Press RESUME/CANCEL twice in a row
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How To Reset Canon i550

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how can I do a counter reset in service mode on the canon I550?

Okay, lets try it this way.

There are multiple register types: page count register. Ink Absorber full Register. Ink level register. Data count (byte count register)

What are you trying to change and why?


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Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Ink Absorber Replacement Options i550

Ink Absorber Replacement Options

This printer has an ink absorber that takes in ink during the printing and print head cleaning processes. The cleaning process is necessary in order to keep the print head nozzles from becoming clogged. Over the life of the printer, the amount of ink that the ink absorber has absorbed is calculated by the printer. Eventually, after substantial use, the printer will enter an error condition when the ink absorber is nearly full. At this point, printing is still possible by pressing the <Resume> button on the printer. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.

Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. We are aware that there are many "do-it-yourself" Web sites that offer instructions for making this repair. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Be aware that if you attempt this procedure, it is at your own risk.

For the Waste Tank Reset Code, and how to repair or replace the Waste Tank, see this website:

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