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How to reset waste ink counter of canon ip 4000?

the procedure to reset waste ink counter of canon ip 4000 printer is as follows,read it carefully step by step:
1) With the printer power turned off, while pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press and hold the Power button. (DO NOT release the buttons.
The LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.) .

2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT
release the Power button.) .

3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 2 times, and
then release both the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons.
(Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in
orange and green, starting with orange.) .

4) When the LED lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times. (Each
time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights
alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.) .

5) Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the reset is performed.
(When the operation completes, the printer returns to the
menu selection mode automatically.) .

6) Press the power button to exit service mode.

Note:- if you accidentally press the Resume/Cancel button more than 4 times in
step 4 then just press the Resume/Cancel button at least 10
times and the printer will be returned to step 4 automatically.

BTW the other functions that are available at step 4 are -
press 0 times = power off
press 1 time = Service Test Print
press 2 times = EEPROM information print
press 3 times = EEPROM initialisation
press 5 times = Destination settings (country information, do not play with
press 6 times = Printhead Deep Cleaning
press 7,8 or 9 times = not used in servicing so do not play with these.
press 10 times or more = return to menu (step 4) .
This will help.thanks.

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where is the waste ink

You're probably referring to the Waste Ink Tank in a Canon printer. If you've received the Waste Ink Tank nearly full message, there's a workaround.

The waste ink absorber is actually a pad/sponge that absorbs left over ink spray. There's really no precise way to measure the amount of ink these pads hold so when the message first appears, "waste ink absorber is almost full" it's just an estimate.

The workaround for the message is as follows:

Reset ip2000 / 3000

1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

Using the above procedure should clear the message and your printer should function normally afterward. Best of luck and thanks for using Fixya!

Nov 26, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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i have my canon pixma 1980 series... error says ink absorber is full and need to reset... please give me a resetter software.... thanks

Manual reset for canon pixma iP 1980 it easy and like resetting canon ip 1880.If found problem in your printer canon iP 1980 maybe this methode can be use. This reset manual be used to reset waste ink counter in canon pixma iP 1980.

Here how :
  • Turn on your printer Canon Pixma iP1980
  • now Press and hold Resume button for two (2) minutes and then release Resume button.
  • Turn off the printer and turn on again, the Printer will back to normal again.

May 02, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1800 InkJet Photo Printer

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