Ip 1700 absober tank almost full
For now, you can resume printing by pressing Resume/Cancel. Eventually the message will change to absorber is full and stop printing. In some cases, you may need to reset the printer by 1) turn the printer off, 2) disconnect the data cable if using a wired connection, 3) unplug the printer for at least 10 minutes (unplugging the wire from the outlet may help) then plug it back in. Check if the error persists before connecting the data cable.
To solve the problem, you need to remove the waste ink absorbers and either clean or replace them and then reset the counter. The absorbers are two sets of pads inside the printer. One set is under where the printhead cleaning cycle occurs. The other is at the bottom of the printer; you need to disassemble the printer from the top, removing several screws. If you attempt this procedure, have lots of newspaper or other absorbant material around. This will get messy. Get the pads out of the unit (taking pictures will help you reassemble the printer). Then blot off the excess ink from the pads and the area where the pads are positioned. Then put the pads under running water until the water remains clear. Wait for the pads to dry (a blow dryer can speed the process up). Reassemble the printer.
Now reset the counter. (Do not do this step without cleaning the pads, eventually ink will get everywhere inside your printer and out.)
First power off the printer. Next, while holding STOP/RESET button, power on the printer.
While holding POWER button, release STOP/RESET button. Then push STOP/RESET button twice.
Wait about 20-30 second until the LED shows "0?. Then push STOP/RESET button four times.
Finally push POWER button twice. Last step is to turn off the printer by pressing the POWER button one last time.
If this fails, try:
Unplug power and USB cable.
Open door and hold power button.
Close door, then release power button.
Final reset option for an IP1700 is:
Turn Off the printer, and then take off the cable power.
Push and hold the power button
Connect again the power cable.
Use your middle finger to push the resume button 2 times.
Release the power button.
Please note that the counter is programmed for a value that should be reached when the printer is nearing the end-of-life for the unit. If the printer is under warranty, let Canon fix the problem. If it is out of warranty, you may find other parts of the printer failing soon.
I hope this helps.
Apr 18, 2011 |
Canon PIXMA iP1700 InkJet Photo Printer