Question about Canon Printers & Copiers
There is no ink tank in these machines. The ink is simply tube fed to a stack of sponges in the bottom of the machine. There is a reset procedure to clear this message, however you do run the risk of over saturating the sponges and the ink will eventually leak out of the printer and cause an awful mess.
I perform service and maintenance on these machines locally. So, it is highly unlikely you are in the Phoenix AZ area. If you were I could actually clean and replace these parts for you. You can purchase new absorption pads through various suppliers if you are so inclined to attempt this yourself.
If you are successful at getting the covers off the machine. There are only 4 screws which hold the machine into the base. Once you remove these screws you can lift the printer out of the base and pull out, clean, remove or replace the ink absorbers.
Once this is done you can perform the reset. Or, just perform the reset and hope your printer doesn't start leaking out on your desk!
Here is the reset procedure:
Turn off the printer
Hold down Resume and Press Power at the same time
Keep holding the Power button and release the Resume button
Press Resume 2 times then let both buttons go
Green lights will flash and then stop
When green lights are solid, Press Resume 4 times
Press the power button and the printer should turn off.
If the printer doesn't turn off, Press Power one more time
The printer should respond normally
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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