I have a Canon iP5000, and I'm trying to remove the cover (to clean the waste ink absorber pad). I've found only a couple of sites that mention removing the cover, but they both just say that it's very easy to remove - all I have to do is "look at the thing and use [my] brain"! Maybe I need a new hard drive for myself, but I sure can't figure out how to get the cover off this printer. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
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fixing cartridge problems can sometimes be easy and sometimes impossible.... first perform a reset of the printer... while the printer is powered on remove the cartidges ... remove the power cord from the printer tehn physically move the print carraige .... close the cover and power up the printer ... wait for the printer to request that you install the ink cartridges and install them. If this dosnt work repeat the same proceedure but this time clean the contacts on both the cartridges and the carriage. use a rolled paper towel (like a pencil) and bend it in half. Use distilled or bottled water and be very gentel... also avoid touching the ink heads on the bottom of the cartridges
Read it all here. Scroll about half the page, to:
WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL
or FULL ERROR MESSAGE PROBLEMThere is explained how to get rid of the error message very easy, and how to clean the waste ink pad manually. The latter seems not to be necessary, though.
Hi The waste ink take is actually just a felt pad that sits under the printer mechanism inside the case and absorbs the ink from your cleanings
Try this: 1 Power off printer 2 Hold RESUME button then press and hold POWER. (The beeper MAY sound once, or may not depending on your model.) 3 Hold POWER and Release RESUME. 4 Press RESUME twice then release both POWER and RESUME buttons. 5 When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME 4 times (for the S900, 3 times for the 8200 apparently). 6 Press power to set data. 7 Print away!
Thanks for getting back to me. Sorry this ain't a solution but it seems to be the only cash-free way to contact you. No problem not solved - though I have tried everything. Dismantled the printer; washed, dried and replaced the waste ink pads; washed the print head; blew compressed air through the print-head sponge; replaced the cartridge 3 times; printed hundreds of test prints. I can't think of anything else to do and so I think the only solution is to replace the printhead (probably not even available) or replace the printer. The latter is looking most likely.
may be "waste pad full" error
4 step to Reset waste ink tank counter CANON PIXMA iP 1500 STEP 1:- Disconnect printer from AC power STEP 2:- Press and HOLD the POWER button, and connect printer to AC power STEP 3:- release the the POWER button STEP 4:- Press the POWER button again