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Canon MP830 message re: waste tank full. How do I get to it to empty it or replace it.

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  • ldadz Oct 07, 2008

    Re: Canon MP830 printer. How do I change the ink waste tank. Dabbing the printhead with a q-tip was not a sufficient solution

  • ldadz Oct 07, 2008

    This doesn't answer my question about how to empty or replace the ink waste tank.

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Alright, the "waste tank" is basically a sponge where you can rinse it out (with gloves on) and then let it dry and replace or you can call the manufacturer (in this case Canon) and see if they will sell you a new one, Some manufacturers and models have replacements for sale, some do not.

You will then need to reset the printer with the method below

*AF-Key = Additional Functions key = the black button with the star in a head above it.

1) Enter SERVICE MODE. (Press AF-Key, followed by "scan", "copy", "scan" -Keys)
2) Select TEST MODE (press right arrow button 13 times).
3) Hit -OK-
4) Select [8] PRINTER TEST
5) Hit -OK-
6) It'll now say "- 8-2 +" press the right arrow key once to get "- 8-3 +"
7) Hit -OK-
8) Select 0. [INK COUNT].
9) Hit -OK-
10) It should return to showing the "8: Printer Test - 8-3 +"
11) Press the [Stop/Reset]key - (black key with triangle and circle on it) - (returning to the state of 4), and then press the [ON/OFF] key.

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The printer uses a fibrous pad to absorb waste ink which is siphoned out of the printhead during a cleaning cycle.

The only reason you should ever need to clean or replace the waste ink pads would be if you're receiving the "waste ink tank full" error message.

At that point, you can either buy a new printer or take it to a service depot to have them replace the pads and reset the waste ink counter or you can try to do it yourself. Average charges for doing this range from $50-$85.

You can try to reset the waste ink counter without cleaning the pads but you're in for a big mess if they get saturated with ink and start to leak on your desk.

First, remove the ink tanks and the cartridge carriage, then try to fish out the waste ink pad from under the carriage. (This should be possible without dissassembling the printer.)

Rinse out the pads using warm water and let them dry. Try not to destroy them by wringing them out. Use a bunch of rags to press the water out and help them dry more quickly.

When the pads are dry, you can use the following information to reset the waste ink counter and resume printing without errors.

*AF-Key = Additional Functions key = the black button with the star in a head above it.

1) Enter SERVICE MODE. (Press AF-Key, followed by "scan", "copy", "scan" -Keys)
2) Select TEST MODE (press right arrow button 13 times).
3) Hit -OK-
4) Select [8] PRINTER TEST
5) Hit -OK-
6) It'll now say "- 8-2 +" press the right arrow key once to get "- 8-3 +"
7) Hit -OK-
8) Select 0. [INK COUNT].
9) Hit -OK-
10) It should return to showing the "8: Printer Test - 8-3 +"
11) Press the [Stop/Reset]key - (black key with triangle and circle on it) - (returning to the state of 4), and then press the [ON/OFF] key.

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Hi

Here is the reset process. You need to carefully follow the steps for it to work. Not to defend Canon but without the waste ink counter you will at some point end up with ink leaking from the printer.

Waste Error Reset
1: Power off printer
2: Hold Resume button then press and hold POWER, the beeper will sound once.
3: Hold POWER and release RESUME
4: Press RESUME twice
5: When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME three(3) times. The indicator should be orange.
6: Press Power to set data

I hope this helps.

Thank you

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Often you just have to reset the counter, and it is not neccessary physically cleaning or emptying the waste ink tank.

Try the procedure below:

1) Power off the printer
2) Hold the RESUME button then press and hold POWER. (beeper MAY sound once, or may not )
3) Hold POWER and Release the RESUME button.
4) Press RESUME twice, then release both the POWER and RESUME buttons.
5) When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME 4 times
6) Press power

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HI  FIRST REMOVE CATRIDGES CLEAN IT FOR BETTER ..............AND THEN REPLACE RING AFTER CLEANING IT;

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1: Power off printer
2: Hold Resume button then press and hold POWER, the beeper will sound once.
3: Hold POWER and release RESUME
4: Press RESUME twice
5: When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME three(3) times. The indicator should be orange.
6: Press Power to set data

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The waste ink tank refers to may be a small well, surrounded by a
rubber ring, that sits under the cartridge when it is parked.
Place a cotton tip swab ("Q-Tip") over the hole to wick out the ink inside.

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Oct 08, 2008

    i told you the easy way top empty the ink tank.

    did yo follow that?



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