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Says 'operator error' - press resume button or turn off and restart. however i have done that many times today, and even uninstalled and re installed it, only to have the same error reading. It started being faulty a couple of times last week i noticed but it always came right. it isn't very old - feb 2007. it should last longer than this eh? Any suggestions - thanks karen

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  • karossa Oct 13, 2008

    Hey = thanks for your help. unfortunately - the problem is still unresolved. the orange light is still flashing! shame cos i do love the printer!

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Hi Karen,

When you say you have installed and re-installed is this with the latest drivers available. If not this may work for you:
Create a new folder on your desktop and name it newhpdrivers(substitute your manufacturer in new name). Un-intall printer and printer software completely. Go to manufacturers website and navigate to their drivers/downloads or support menu. Select your model, choose the relevant software and download to the new folder you created on your desktop. Power down your computer. Reconnect the printer to the computer and turn printer on. Windows will detect new hardware and ask if you have the manufacturers install cd or a location to check for install files. Direct the wizard to your new software, follow the rest of the setup instructions and your done


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Every time I try to print I get an error message as follows: Error Message 1700: Waste ink absorber is almost full. Press resume to restart. My manual says nothing about a "waste ink absorber" so...


1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal..

Nov 18, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP2000 InkJet Printer

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Resetting the Ink Waste Absorber Error Message


Below Works with most Canon Range of printers.
By using this tool you can reset the waste tank counter and can sometimes reset the ink level monitors.I have included two procedures.

Method 1 1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal..

Method 2 First you need this tool : http://www.ziddu.com/download/14685220/PCM_servicetool.rar.html
Then the following steps: Step 1: enter in service mode in order to use the resetter:
  • Turn off the printer without pulling the power cords.
  • Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
  • Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
  • Then Press Resume button 5 times then let both buttons go.
  • The Alternate Blinking error is gone: the printer is in Service Mode state.
Step 2:
Extract the resetter and double click "servicetool.exe"
  • Click Reload Button and you will get a new USB port.
  • Load some papers in your printer and press the "Main" Button, wait until it shows "error 001" then press OK.
  • Then press "EEPROM" button and the printer will print some text, after that click OK
  • Then power off the printer (sometimes you have to press twice the power button to turn off) and turn on again.
  • That's done.
I hope this helps anyone who has a issue with the Error codes. You can usually reset it 2 times before it will actually overflow. It can also assist in re-setting error codes

RegardsGM

on Apr 21, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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Install the correct print head


You can clear the errors in your printer in three reset procedures.

Reset it manually
1. Turn off the printer
2. Press and hold the Resume Button, an indicator light green
3. Press and hold the Power button
4. While holding the Power button, release the Resume button
5. While holding the Power button, press the Resume button twice
6. Release the Power button
7. Press the Resume buttons four times
8. Press the Power button to confirm the operation
9. Turn off the printer

Reset canon mp600 to factory setting (if the first procedure did not work)
1. Press the Home button
2. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel or the right/left arrow to select Settings, and then press OK button.
3. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel or the right/left arrow to select Device settings, then press OK button.
4. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B) or the up/down arrow to select Reset Settings, then press the OK button.
5. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel or the up/down arrow to select Yes on the confirmation screen and then press OK
6. Press the HOME button to return to the Home Menu

Final reset (If errors did not clear and or another error appears this will clear it)
1. Press and Hold the Resume button and wait until the printer self restart.
2. Release the Resume button when the printer restart
3. Wait until the printer fully initialize and try printing again.

That will solve it.
Please comeback and give some ratings.
thank you for using Fixya.
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Aug 18, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

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Can I do something myself when this shows up? Error Number : 1700 The waste ink absorber is almost full. Press the printer's RESUME button to restart the printer. An error may occur if you continue to use...


Try to do this:

1) Close the print head cover, and turn off the printer. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press the Power button. (Do not release the buttons. The LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.)

2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (Do not release the Power button.)

3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button three times, and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.) During initialization, the LED blinks in green.

4) When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button the 4 times. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)

5) Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the
selected function is performed. (When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.)

6) Power off then back on and test.


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Keeps blinking. I've shut it off, and cancelled all print jobs - even unplugged it. Keeps blinking. Says there is an operator error


Try this:

1. Turn off printer (use button, don't unplug)
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.

If this not help may the print head is defective.

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PIXMA MP 450


try these steps ...
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal..

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Service error 5100?


This error means that there is something obstructing the printing process. Check inside your printer through the gears that you can see under the lid. There should be something obstructing the gears such as dirt or in my case popcorn. There was even some paper caught underneath the rollers that I had to jiggle around to even see. Check VERY thoroughly.

5100 is a carriage error, check the timing strip for contamination(plastic strip about 1/4" in width)
The unit is not homing, check for obstructions.
1. clean **** strip film
2. clean **** strip film sensor (back of head carriage)(use contact cleaner)
Also, try this reset procedure:

1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal..
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Canon IP3000 error code



read entire solution first, see the 6 modes section.
First thing you need to do is print an EEPROM information page, step number 2 below.
Once you have an EEPROM print you can reset the waste ink counter, if needed, which is step number 4 below.
Service Mode: This printer has a service mode for service-related settings and for performing test prints. The operator panel buttons are used to enter the desired service mode.
Service Mode Operations
With the printer powered off, hold down the "Resume Button" and press the "Power Button".

While holding down the "Power Button", release the Resume Button" and press the "Resume Button" twice in succession. Now release the "Power Button".

The indicator will blink in green and remain lit in green.

Select one of the following service mode functions by pressing the “Resume Button” the specified number of times.

1 time = Service test print.
2 times = EEPROM information print.
3 times = EEPROM initialization
4 times = Waste ink counter resetting
5 times = Destination settings
6 times = Print head deep cleaning

Then press the “Power Button” one time to perform selected function.

If you press the "Power Button" two times it will take you out of service mode.

This information is listed above in this thread and many times in other Canon threads in this forum. I simplified Canons wording so I could remember the service mode functions easier.





I got service error 5100 after a paper jam sometimes 5 times blinking orange. in my PIXMA IP 3000

to fix it
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal..

or: and Also;
Unplug unit, hold power and reset button down then plug it in while still holding both buttons down;
Then to step 3 above.

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On Canon S9000 A3 inkjet printer error light flashing to indicate 'waste ink tank nearly full'. Can I fix this myself?


1. Turn off power.
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let the
Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let both
buttons go.
5. Green light will flash then stop blinking.
6. When Green light is solid, press Resume button
4 times.
7. Press the power button and the printer should turn off. If not, press the Power button 1 more time.
8. Done.

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SERVICE ERROR 6000


Use this:
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

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