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Canon i990 printer.Continuous message " Used ink tank full." How do I empty it?

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Yes, the printer must be serviced by a Canon agent!

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My Canon i965 is not working but I get a message that says "the used Ink tank is full" and the orange light is flashing all the time -

Canon printers have a waste recepticle bin that catches the overflow ink which is used to lubricate the print heads. The print heads need to be primed to stay wet for the printer to work on command. When the overflow tank is full, you get the warning notice that you mentioned in your question on Fixya. It means the tank needs to be removed & a new empty one should be installed in its place in order for printing to continue.

To solve this issue, you need to contact Canon's customer service department. You can request service on the printer & have them replace the waste recepticle, or you can order the part with replacement instructions and complete the task yourself. Their are disposal instructions that need to be followed for the used ink in the tank and Canon can provide them when you contact them.

Good luck!

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My Canon printer is pixma ip 3500. My printer is blinking and when i want to print there is a message "the ink absorber is full". Please help me what is the solution? Thank you very much.

All inkjet printers have a waste ink tank for ink which does not make it on the paper. When it's full, the printer stops working. You might be able to reset the counter in the printer, but unless you also emptied the tank, it won't help. It's like using a chip resetter to tell an empty cartridge it has ink. The "out of ink" error will go away but you still can't print. Unless you want to go through the tedious and messy process of emptying the ink tank, you are best off getting another printer. They're practically disposable today.

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your printer has a second tank for colleting all the unused waste ink.

this needs to be replaced with an empty one or cleaned out.

i hope this was useful.

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I have a canon i990 showing "operating error" orange light flashing 5 times

I experienced the same problem with my i990.
Tried everything software-wise, nothing worked. The printhead was not even detected by the printer. I then took it out (remove ink tanks- then open grey lever and simply lift out the printhead) I cleaned the copper electrical contacts at the back with contact spray or penetrating oil on a kleenex tissue and the refitted everything. It works as new.

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Can you tell me how to empty the waste ink tank on a Canon i990 inkjet printer

There is no ink tank, it's a set of fitted absorbent pads underneath the entire print engine. You need a shop to replace them since you need the service mode to reset the counter and clear the error.

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plz read the article in the website below
then you have to open your printer and take out the ink pad which will be below the cartridge resting place then wash and dried it and put it back

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