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Waste ink absorber is full

I am getting a message (in the middle of a print job!) that the waste ink absorber is full. Can I repair this myself? Does it need to be replaced or just cleaned? Messy, I bet!

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    we have the same problem - waste ink absorber full message - need to press reset button to continue - most annoying. Please advise if you find a fix.
    Thanks
    lewisarchitects@aol.com

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Hello there yes you can try

You can try I think it is, but also try cleaning the heads that also will gave the same code
Canon i9900 waste tank reset
1) With the printer powered off, hold down the resume button and press the power button.

2) 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.

3) Press resume 4 times (Green) for Waste ink counter reset.

4) Press the power button. The printer will switch itself off after performing the function.


Or try

1) Power off printer
2) Hold RESUME button then press and hold POWER. (The beeper MAY sound once, or may not depending on your model.)
3) Hold POWER and Release RESUME.
4) Press RESUME twice then release both POWER and RESUME buttons.
5) When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME 4 times (for the S900, 3 times for the 8200 apparently).
6) Press power to set data.
7) Print away!

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.

All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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