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Servicing printer Hi after i have cleaned the ink pads do i need a code to reset printer many thanks lynda

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  • lyndyloo1956 Sep 16, 2008

    I havn't cleaned the pads yet i just got a message saying the printer needed servicing thanks

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    Hi sorry i havnt been back to you but i have had problems, i am now trying to service my printer but am still having problems with the program you sent me. i have an epson c44ux many thanks

  • petasus Feb 12, 2009

    My C46 is about 2½ years old. Just cleaned ink pads for second time. Last time my computer mentor (no longer available) got it all going again,

    . Looks like needs a re-set. Can yoy help.

    The list of printers didnt cover C46

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Sorry i didn't get back to you but my computer conked out just got it sorted so i will be doing printer this week do i still clean the pads before using your tip? thanks i will come back when i have done it to let you know how it goes

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Are you getting an error code or message when you try to print that the ink pads need to be cleaned again?

I just need this feedback to point you in the right direction and not just assume any thing. Thanks, and thanks for using FixYa. I'm here to help.

Worldvet

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Sep 16, 2008

    Hi,

    Please refer to my Tip page (below) on how to reset the counter on your printer so it won't think it needs servicing anymore. All you need is to download a small utility program that will reset the counter on your printer. Let me know if you have trouble as there is a manual method that is quite complex should this not work for you. I'll build a Tip Page for that hand by manual method soon. But the link below will work for you.

    Thanks for using FixYa and if this Tip does work please remember to rate it although its been voted on several times already. And if it doesn't comment back on this page and I'll send you the manual method instructions.

    Tip Page Here.


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Sep 30, 2008

    Hi,

    I just wanted to follow up and see how you're making out with your printer.

    Is everything going smoothly for you now? Or, do you have some little problems I or an associate of mine can assist you with?

    Thanks,
    Worldvet


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Oct 01, 2008

    Yes, clean the pads.

    WV


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E8 Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full WHAT MUST DO?


I am told that this will reset your counter and eliminate the full absorber warning that you are getting.

Cleaning the pads is messy, sending the printer to Canon is expensive,

I used a simular reset code for my MP470 and haven't had any problems.

1. To clean physical pads:
Open cover (as if replacing ink cartridge).
Locate waste ink pads, they are far right under cartridge slider.
Pry up waste ink pads (inky, might want to wear gloves).
Rinse pads in sink or with alcohol, dry.
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The waste ink absorber is full


I am told that this will reset your counter and eliminate the full absorber warning that you are getting.

Cleaning the pads is messy, sending the printer to Canon is expensive,

I used a simular reset code for my MP470 and haven't had any problems.

1. To clean physical pads:
Open cover (as if replacing ink cartridge).
Locate waste ink pads, they are far right under cartridge slider.
Pry up waste ink pads (inky, might want to wear gloves).
Rinse pads in sink or with alcohol, dry.
Replace pads. Make sure pads are fully seated.

2. To reset waste ink counter:
Press Menu-Scan-Copy-Scan to enter service menu.
Use arrow keys to scroll to "Service menu counter access".
Press OK.
Use arrow keys to scroll to "ABS-M DOT COUNT"
Press Copy.
Use arrow keys to reset count to zero.
Press OK.
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Waste ink absorber is full


Hi Good day!!!
Two absorber pads are located on the right side of the printer, under the ink cartridges. With the printer on, lift the top to expose the cartridges. They will automatically move out of the way. You can move them to the left side by hand if the printer is not on. You will probably need a flashlight to see the pads. They each sit in a rubber retainer. The pads can be removed very easily and cleaned. Take the pads out of the retainers with tweezers. They clean up nicely with warm water but you can use something like Simple Green if they are stubborn. It is best to use a spray bottle (on stream) and blast it through the pad until it is white. Sometimes just putting it under a running faucet will do the trick. If there is ink in the rubber retainer after taking the pad out, it can be cleaned up with a paper towel. Put the pads back into the retainers and you have successfully cleaned the ink absorbers. Now you may have to reset the error message so you can get back to printing. This is how to do it.

Following is the procedure to reset the waste ink counter for the Canon Pixma MP150

1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding
the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a
service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the
function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in
orange and green, starting with orange.)note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.

The number of the Reset
button pressing
LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
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4 times Green Waste ink counter reset

5) Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off)
then turn it on again.

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Hi Good day!!!
Two absorber pads are located on the right side of the printer, under the ink cartridges. With the printer on, lift the top to expose the cartridges. They will automatically move out of the way. You can move them to the left side by hand if the printer is not on. You will probably need a flashlight to see the pads. They each sit in a rubber retainer. The pads can be removed very easily and cleaned. Take the pads out of the retainers with tweezers. They clean up nicely with warm water but you can use something like Simple Green if they are stubborn. It is best to use a spray bottle (on stream) and blast it through the pad until it is white. Sometimes just putting it under a running faucet will do the trick. If there is ink in the rubber retainer after taking the pad out, it can be cleaned up with a paper towel. Put the pads back into the retainers and you have successfully cleaned the ink absorbers. Now you may have to reset the error message so you can get back to printing. This is how to do it.

Following is the procedure to reset the waste ink counter for the Canon Pixma MP150

1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding
the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a
service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the
function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in
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5) Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off)
then turn it on again.

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You can purchase a service manual and the service program for your printer from. http://www.2manuals.com/index.php?cPath=56

the computer program is used to reset the waste ink counter, follow instructions in the service manual to first replace the was ink pads, only then reset the waste ink counter with the service software for your model.

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Hi zaris79,

The E27 code means that the waste ink absorber is full. You'll need to clean the absorber pads and reset the error code. Here's how:

The absorber pads are on the right side of the printer, under the ink cartridges. With the printer on, lift the top to expose the cartridges. They will automatically move out of the way (you can move them to the left by hand if the printer is off). You might need a flashlight to see the pads - each is positioned in a rubber retainer.Take the pads out of the retainers with tweezers and clean them with warm water. If there is ink in the rubber retainer, wipe it out with a paper towel. Finally, put the clean pads back into the retainers.

If the printer does not realize that the absorbers are clean, it may still give you the error code - here's how you reset it:

1)With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, hold down the Stop/Reset button and press Power (the power light should light up).
2) When the Power is lit, hold down the power button, and press the Stop/Reset button two times (then release both - the printer should enter service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
3) Press the Stop/Reset button 4 times to reset the waste ink counter.
4) Turn off the printer, and turn it on normally. That should do it.

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E2 No paper (ASF)
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  • With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
  • When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
  • When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
  • When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print (auto teste)
2 times Green EEPROM print (dados da EEPROM)
3 times Orange EEPROM reset (EEPROM reset)
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset (Absorvente reset)
  • Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off) then turn it on again.

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