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Waste ink absorber full--where do I get it serviced? or, can I do anything?

Canon pizma IP 90 waste ink absorber full

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  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    I have a customer who has a mp210 , Told him to buy a canon , it will work , and it did , till now , can any one help with the MP210 MFP



  • Aardvark67 Nov 14, 2008

    Yes but only on a MP210 MFP

  • bulusabang Dec 17, 2008

    I had same problem but the advice i try and dont solve my problem may have another , thank

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In some canon printers, you can look down into the printer, carefully remove the sponge rubber "Absorbrer" wash it under a running tap and very carefully replace it, making sure it is fitting back exactly where it was. I did this twice and then reset the counter using the code above. If you reset too many times without getting rid of the ink, the ink can leak out of the printer. I was quoted $AU65 by a Canon dealer to do this on a $AU99 printer. I bought the new printer same model, with 4 new ink Carts, that sell for $AU22.95 each, and pulled the old one to bits to see what does what!

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I sent you a solution

here it is again

let me know if you require anyhthing else

Reporting solution by daweed:
"WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL or FULL ERROR MESSAGE PROBLEM
This is true with many Canon Ink Jet Printers: Eventually, you'll get an error message "Waste Ink Tank Almost Full, Contact Your Canon Repair Center". Canon is totally sly about this, and is actually a pretty ridiculous design flaw that they should be ashamed of- planned obsolescence. Anyway, don't let this problem discourage buying an otherwise fantastic Canon printer.
This problem will also be indicated by flashing orange lights on your printer. Different flashes for different models.
LOOK IN YOUR PRINTER MANUAL TO KNOW WHAT NUMBER OF FLASHES INDICATE. In any case, your computer printer software will also tell you exactly what is going on.
You need to do this after you get the WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL message and the printer continues to work, but BEFORE the WASTE TANK FULL message and the printer completely stops. I think. ;-)
Here's the fix:
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. From what I gather, its both a time consuming and expensive proposition to take to Canon to fix. And they won't tell people how to do it themselves. Well, I WILL. And this works.
Remember of course, you've got to cycle the cleaning process a huge amount of times to get this to occur.
But when it does, there is a fix-it-yourself solution that is both safe and effective for the printer, and free. You have to be slightly mechanical to do this. If you get this message and you've never used a screwdriver and are all thumbs, well, Canon gotcha. But give it a shot even then, or give it to someone halfway coordinated to do this for you.
You may RESET the printer code first if you like or do it after you clean the pad
In some cases you may need to REMOVE THE PRINT HEAD FIRST or the reset code will not work. This was true of the S900 and i960 so, remove the print head first before doing this reset.
This is the correct code for the S and I (like i960) series of printers. (M series below 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!
For other codes for other printers and more info go here to this big forum (but try the above first) Fix Your Own Printer Generally many of Canon's models use exactly this same code, the i models use the same code, all the s models use the same code.
I did this and it works fine! No more error messages and so..."

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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