Waste ink absorber needs replacing.
This is the ink counter reset instructions:
1. Service mode: Menu->Scan->Copy->Scan( one at a time in sequence)
2.Select "test mode"
3.Select "(8) ETC
4.Select "(4) EEPROM CLEAR
5.Select "(1) INK COUNT
6. press the OK button
7. Press the STOP/RESET button(returns you to the TEST MODE sub-menu
8. Press the ON/OFF button (which resets the printer).
if that doesnt help......
power on the printer, open the front door, and open the top lid, centering the printhead carrier.
- unplug the printer, leaving the carrier centered.
- remove the power cord.
remove and seal your print cartridges. Use vinyl electrical tape to
seal both the bottom circular outlet, and the top vent. Bag them in an
airtight baggie, preferably storing them in the upright position.
- remove and bag the printhead in an airtight baggie as well.
1. Leave the front door and top lid open
2. Remove both side panels as follows:
- the side grey trim wraps around the top rear of the printer.
it ends, slide it up to unclip it from the printer. If you open the top
paper feed door, you can see a slot with an arrow below the grey trim.
It doesn't really snap up, but slides sideways. Just get this end
- now, under the top lid, you'll see a two slots
with an arrow, one on each side. In the slot, you'll see grey-coloured
plastic. This is a tab holding the side panel to the frame. Using a
screwdriver, insert it in the slot and depress the grey plastic tab
while gently tilting the top of side panel away from printer.
- once you have both the rear trim piece and top tab unfastened,
you need to do is unhook the lugs at the bottom of the silver trim of
the side panel, one in the center, and one at the front. Pull up gently
on the side panel to disengage these lugs. Place the side panel aside.
- repeat for the other side panel.
3. Remove the top half of the case as follows:
there are four clips that fasten the top half of the case, two lugs at
the back and two clips at the front. You must disengage the front clips
first. The front clips are located on each side of the paper exit slot,
below the inner door, behind the front fascia. You can't see the clips,
but you will see two spots at the bottom of the front fascia where the
plastic is 'scalloped' to clear the paper exit slot. Place your thumbs
in these scallops, as close to the bottom as you can, wrapping your
hand around the edge of the case. Gently pull the front plastic by your
thumbs away from the printer, and lift up on the case. It should
disengage, but do not lift it up yet. Just get it unclipped (note: the
control panel is not part of the top case half, and will remain with
the bottom half).
- at this point, it's time to disengage the lugs
at the back of the printer. Using a screwdriver, depress the lugs
behind the slots on each side of the rear door, and lift the rear of
the case. Just get it disengaged.
- once all four clips have been
disengaged, lift the top half of the case straight up. Note that the
control panel is attached to the bottom half of the case, and will not
come off with the top half of the case. Place the top half of the case
4. Now, take a look at your printer from the top. There
are a couple items you should be aware of, and be careful not to
damage. There is a clear film disk on the left side of the printer
which is used to control the platen roller. It has very fine markings
on it, which are read by an optical sensor. Do not touch it. Ditto for
a clear film strip that runs across the printer behind the printhead
carrier, which is used to control the carrier. Don't touch this one
either. To proceed. you should be able to see four (4) silver Philips
screws, one roughly in each corner, that fasten the printer frame to
the bottom half of the case. The front two and the right rear one are
easy to locate and get at, but the left rear screw is located between
the power supply and the frame, and is difficult to reach. To make it
remove the power supply as follows:
- unplug the wire harness at the top of the power supply.
- place the printer on it's back side, exposing the bottom of the printer.
- on the bottom of the printer, locate the two clips holding the power supply in place.
- depress these two clips and slide out the power supply from the bottom of the printer.
- place the printer back in an upright position.
5. Now it's time to remove the printer frame from the bottom case:
- remove the four Philips screws securing the frame to the bottom
being careful not to touch the film disk on the left of the printer,
and the film strip across the printer behind the printhead carrier, use
both hands to lift the printer frame from the bottom case by the metal
bar across the top of the printer. Place it on a wad of newspaper, as
the bottom of the printer frame may be full of ink.
expose the bottom of the case, where you'll find the ink absorber pads.
There are many pads, as shown in this replacement ink absorber kit
(Canon part QY5-0144-000) available online. Just Google the part
number. Write down their appearance and position, because trust me, you
won't remember their exact position when you go to put them all back in
after cleaning. It's important, because their
position controls the
flow of waste ink. I recommend you wear latex gloves or similar,
because the ink is indelible. There are also other ink pads in the
printer mechanism you might want to look into cleaning or replacing.
Get a Canon service manual, and the parts catalogue for all the part
numbers. You'll need the service manual to reset the ink absorber count
anyways. See www.2manuals.com for example, you can
download both for $10.
reassemble your printer, just reverse these instructions. I'd also
recommend cleaning the printhead before replacing it in your printer.
are plenty of methods available online, but the method I prefer is
using isopropyl alcohol (NOT rubbing alcohol which looks similar).
have a nice day..
Jul 08, 2009 |
Canon Office Equipment & Supplies