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Error Message - Used Ink tank full

I was given this printer with no manual....where do I find the used ink tank and how do I empty it...will not print. Help! Thanks all!

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  • bethshan Apr 29, 2009

    notified about ink tank full. where is the used ink tank, and how do I empty it.

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User manuals and trouble-shooting guides for this model can be found here: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=SupportDetailAct&fcategoryid=230&modelid=7960

Posted on Oct 19, 2006

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This proposed "beginning" solution assumes that you have already done one important thing. The printer will dislay the exact characteristics you have described if the ink tanks are not placed properly or are not in the correct order. I recognize this is a very elemental step, and no offense is intended, it is just that these basics should all be verified as it is easy for us to overlook the obvious!

Now, in accordance with your manual, a quickly repeating circular light (1-second intervals) is the indicator of the tank being either in the wrong position, or it being empty. The state of the ink lamp being off entirely - which is what you have stated - is intended to indicate that the tank is not set properly. Press the PUSH "icon" on the tank until you hear it click into place. I would suggest that if it does not click on the first or second try, you remove the tank and entirely reseat the tank, verifying again that all packing materials have been removed. (Always be careful not to touch any of the electrical contacts, as this may render the tank unusable.)

Perform print head cleaning. This is a three-step progressive process - in other words, if step one works, you can stop there. If your manual does not provide adequate instruction on this approach, go to http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=257&modelid=15596#SupportDetailAct, which is the Canon USA site. Canon typically does not allow going straight to the page at hand, so you will likely have to type in what you are looking for under the "Support & Service" tab. The name of the particular article focused on this process is "Performing Nozzle Test and Head Cleanings - Windows".

Canon further indicates that the print head may need to be replaced, or that the system may need to be repaired (by an authorized tech, of course...). If this is the case, given the length of ownership and extent of usage, you should be able to get service under warranty. One final question, in case we have not yet found resolution for you. When there is an issue with a printer component, e.g., an ink tank, the alarm lamp, which is directly below the power button on the right front corner of the unit, should be flashing orange. The number of these repeated flashes (for instance, three consistent flashes, pause, three more, pause, etc., all the way up to 16..) gives us guidance as to the actual problem. Additionally, do you use the printer status monitor, which gives you details regarding the printer's status and information regarding other items? If so, would you relay what is shown in the monitor, in addition to what is occurring with the Alarm Light.


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You can still order the ink absorbers for this model, but only a shop can access the diagnostic mode to reset the counters and clear the error code.

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"The waste ink absorber is almost full" message?


This applies to the CANON PIXMA MP130 and other ink-jets made by Canon/Pixma.

According to the user's manual, "Ink used to clean the print head is absorbed by the waste ink tank. When this message is displayed, the waste ink tank needs to be replaced, or the machine requires maintenance". There is no information about how to replace or empty the waste ink tank.

In any case, you can try the following to clear up the error, but eventually you'll need the waste tank to be emptied or replaced. And as far as I know, you can't find the replacement parts to buy, nor the instructions to empty the waste tank.

Turn on your MP130.
1) After that press: Menu - Scan - Copy - Scan or Menu-Copy-Scan-Copy-Copy in some models, it depends on the date it was produced)
2) Select TEST MODE.
3) Enter NVRAM ACCESS
4) Select SET ABS-M LEVEL TO 0
5) Select OK
6) Keep selecting OK untill you leave the TEST MODE

Then turn it OFF and again ON. Check if the error message is still there.
The following is taken from the Canon website, regarding this specific error:

"Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. We are aware that there are many "do-it-yourself" Web sites that offer instructions for making this repair. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Be aware that if you attempt this procedure, it is at your own risk."

As I mentioned before, I have not found any way or procedure to empty or replace the waste ink absorber nor the necesary replacement part.

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I keep getting this error message come up, 'The waste ink absorber is almost full - see manual'.what do I need to do as the manual doesnt give details.


According to the user's manual, "Ink used to clean the print head is absorbed by the waste ink tank. When this message is displayed, the waste ink tank needs to be replaced, or the machine requires maintenance". There is no information about how to replace or empty the waste ink tank.

In any case, you can try the following to clear upo the error, but eventually you'll need the waste tank to be emptied or replaced.

Turn on your MP130.
1) After that press: Menu - Scan - Copy - Scan or Menu-Copy-Scan-Copy-Copy in some models, it depends on the date it was produced)
2) Select TEST MODE.
3) Enter NVRAM ACCESS
4) Select SET ABS-M LEVEL TO 0
5) Select OK
6) Keep selecting OK untill you leave the TEST MODE
Then turn it OFF and again ON. Check if the error message is still there

The following is taken from the Canon website, regarding this specific error:
"Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. We are aware that there are many "do-it-yourself" Web sites that offer instructions for making this repair. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Be aware that if you attempt this procedure, it is at your own risk."
As I mentioned before, I have not found any way or procedure to replace the waste ink absorber nor the necesary replacement part

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The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.

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Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.

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You can't empty it, it's a set of pads covering the whole bottom of your printer. They only cost around $10.00 but you need a shop to replace and reset the waste ink counter.

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How do I empty the use ink tank?


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An error has occurred in the printer. The number of flashes indicates the type of error, as outlined below. Check the cause and take the appropriate action.
bullet.gif Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error
Replace the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
bullet.gif Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, replace the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
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bullet.gif Four flashes: Empty ink tank
If you press the RESUME/CANCEL button, it will continue printing with an empty ink tank. However, when printing is finished, replace the ink tank immediately. If you continue printing with an empty ink tank, it will be a cause of trouble.
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bullet.gif Six flashes: No print head installed
Install a print head.
bullet.gif Seven flashes: Defective print head
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bullet.gif Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
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Canon recommends to call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.
bullet.gif POWER lamp flashes alternate green and orange:
An error that requires contacting a Canon service representative may have occurred.
Turn the printer off and unplug the printer from the power supply. Plug the printer back in and turn the printer back on.
If the problem remains, contact a Canon service representative.

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It seem that the error message is caused by non-user replaceable parts which refer to ink pads. This ink pads is a porous material that used as ink tanks for waste ink when printer is turning on and head cleaning. The best solution that we can advice is to send the printer to nearest service center in your area, probably authorized by your printer manufacturer, and if your printer manufacturer has ink pad reset utility tool you can run it to reset the ink pad counter to zero.

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