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MP170 ''Waste ink near full.'' How do I clean it and where is it lo

Where is the absorber, how do I get to it?

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    waste ink nearly full, preventing the printer from working properly



  • gabri333 Jan 17, 2009

    I get also the message: "Waste ink near full".



    What to do? Who is going to help us?

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    SAME PROBLEM - 'WASTE INK IS NEARLY FULL' MESSAGE - WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? AND HOW DO I FIX IT?????

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How to reset error 5B00 for Canon MP170 (Ink Tank Full Error):
1 - power off.
2 - hold stop/reset ,hold ON/OFF
3 - release stop/reset, push stop/reset twice, quickly, then release ON/OFF
4 - wait untill LCD display shows "Canon Idle",then push stop/reset four times, quickly
5 - then push power twice, quickly
6 - power off and power on.
All Best: Pineworks

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  • robmunro Oct 05, 2010

    Yes this really works, but first you have to strip the machine and dig out / wash and dry the
    absorber. A messy job but not impossible. Hint , take lots of photos because the memory can play tricks. Beware of springs falling out of the paper feed mech. They just push back in once reassembled. Thanks for the re-set proceedure . - Rob.

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Do a search for download "MPTOOL for canon" you will find several places for download. If technically minded you can remove covers and remove and clean the waste absorber pads underneath the print engine, also while stripped clean the timer strip gently also clean the docking station and lubricate with white lubricating grease (DO NOT get grease on the little rubber pads) Re-assemble and run MPtool. IMPORTANT these codes display for a reason although sometimes a little sooner than expected on some of the models I have seen where the pads are not all that dirty having said it also depends on the type of printing one does.

all the best
Edward

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WHAT IS AN INK ABSORBER


The ink absorbers are a set of rubbery pads that absorb the ink during the printer cleaning cycle. They can also absorb ink from borderless prints (where the ink goes out to the edges of the paper). Some of these pads are below where the print head goes when in standby mode. Additional pads are further down inside the printer.

To get at them, you need to disassemble the printer and it's a messy job to replace or clean them. The counter for the waste ink pad full is set to a value that usually should be reached near the expected end of life of the printer.

If the printer is still under warranty, contact Canon to have them deal with the problem and reset the printer.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(You may be able to find the reset command by Googling waste ink full and your model number.)

Jan 09, 2012 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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How to solve the problem of "Waste ink absorber is full", then show "check printer" & "5800" after continuing to use it for Canon MP150 Printer?


Use this method with your own risk!!

E2-2 = No paper (ASF)
E3-3 = Paper jam
E4 = No ink
E5-5 = The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed, or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 = Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full
E9 The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera
Direct Printing
E14 The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 Ink cartridge is not installed E16 - Ink remaining is unknown
E16 -E19 Failed to scan head alignment sheet
E22 Carriage error
E23 Paper feed error
E24 Purge unit error
E25 ASF(cam) sensor error
E26 Internal temperature rise error
E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 Ink cartridge temperature rise error -
E29 EEPROM error
E33 Paper feed position error
E35 15 USB Host VBUD overcurrent error - USB
E37 17 Abnormal motor driver error
E40 20 Other hardware error
E42 22 Scanner error

Reset E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full for Mp170

firstly download MPTOOL
Download here
Download manual guide how to use MPtool
download here

OK hope this can help

Jul 12, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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Ink waste absorber is nearly full. What do I do?


You need to reset it.

Use this method with your own risk!!
E2-2 = No paper (ASF)
E3-3 = Paper jam
E4 = No ink
E5-5 = The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed, or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 = Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full
E9 The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera
Direct Printing
E14 The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 Ink cartridge is not installed E16 - Ink remaining is unknown
E16 -E19 Failed to scan head alignment sheet
E22 Carriage error
E23 Paper feed error
E24 Purge unit error
E25 ASF(cam) sensor error
E26 Internal temperature rise error
E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 Ink cartridge temperature rise error -
E29 EEPROM error
E33 Paper feed position error
E35 15 USB Host VBUD overcurrent error - USB
E37 17 Abnormal motor driver error
E40 20 Other hardware error
E42 22 Scanner error

Reset E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full

You need Mptool to reset your mp170
download mptool here

Manual guide to use mptool
download manual guide here

Jul 09, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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Ink well transformer full


Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button to clear the error (1700)
Waste ink absorber error 1700
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that this absorber is nearly full.

Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button on the printer to clear the error, so you can continue the print job. The printer will need to be serviced as soon as possible.


Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button to clear the error (1700)
Waste ink absorber error 1700
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that this absorber is nearly full.

Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button on the printer to clear the error, so you can continue the print job. The printer will need to be serviced as soon as possible.


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Absorber tank is full


Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button to clear the error (1700)
Waste ink absorber error 1700
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that this absorber is nearly full.

Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button on the printer to clear the error, so you can continue the print job. The printer will need to be serviced as soon as possible.


Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button to clear the error (1700)
Waste ink absorber error 1700
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that this absorber is nearly full.

Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button on the printer to clear the error, so you can continue the print job. The printer will need to be serviced as soon as possible.


Dec 01, 2009 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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Triangle and ON/OFF switch both flashing. Window reads 'CHECK PRINTER'. What exactly do I check? Window had been reading 'WASTE INK NEARLY FULL' for a fortnight, but I couldn't find out how to deal with...


The waste ink absorber is getting full.
Press the OK button to clear the error.
Printing can be done until the waste ink absorber becomes full. If the waste ink absorber becomes full, please contact your local Service Center for replacement of the absorber and machine maintenance.

The waste ink absorber is a part inside the machine, which absorbs ink used in the cleaning operations, etc. http://support-nz.canon.co.nz/contents/NZ/EN/8000137103.html

Nov 09, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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I am getting an on screen message


The waste ink absorber covers the whole bottom of the machine, under the printer. It is difficult to change, and you have to get into the diagnostic mode to reset the error. A shop repair...

Jul 09, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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Mp170 waste ink absorber full


The waste ink absorbers on this machine are under the print engine and cover the entire bottom of the printer. You have to have access to the diagnostic program on the printer to reset the error codes.

Jun 29, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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The waste ink collector/tank is nearly full


The ink collector should be found underneath where the cartridges normally rests. Put some tissue paper on the ink padand let it absorb the ink. You might have to repeat the procedure a few times to get rid of all the ink.

May 18, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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