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Waste ink absorber is full

As I am printing on my Canon 9900 the printer stops and then a message says the waste ink absorber is full. How do I replace or clean it?

Also, I am getting black ink tracking over a job. Is this also related to the absorber being full?

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    wil it be work for ? Ink absorber full brother DCP-J125

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Hi!
The printer counts every single droplet ejected by the print head due to waste ink absorber capacity. When the waste ink counter rise to about 90 % the printer shows message 'Waste Ink Absorber Near Full'; in this stage we can still continue printing by pressing Resume button until waste ink absorber capacity reach 100% and 'Waste Ink Absorber is Full' appears.
To fix this problem you have to reset waste ink counter to 0%. Even though we can just reset waste ink counter without resetting waste ink counter, it strongly recommended that you replace waste ink absorber to prevent ink flooding inside the printer.
To reset waste ink counter, perform the following steps:

  • Plug in power cable
  • While pressing Resume button press and hold Power button (do nor release the buttons)
  • Release Resume button (still hold Power button)
  • Press Resume button twice in a row (still hold Power button), after that release both Resume and Power button (then the printer standing bye)
  • Press Resume button 4 times then turn off the printer
In this stage your printer has operated as usual.
Regards,

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As I am printing on my Canon 9900 the printer stops and then a message says the waste ink absorber is full. How do I replace or clean it?

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Canon i9100 clear error message "waste ink absorber"





I am so proud of myself for doing this. Canon wanted me to take it to a service center, which would cost more than it\'s worth. I DIY\'d the sucker!


First I had to open up the machine, which was not easy.





1. Open cover so carriage comes to center, as it does when you change ink cartridges.


2. Unplug without powering down


3. Undo the usb and take off the plastic plate that is in the back left, where the usb plug is. It\'s a separate piece from the rest of the cover.


4. Next you want to take the full cover off. You\'ll need several flat head screwdrivers for this next step. Put the screwdrivers into the tab holes that are marked with an arrow. There are 2 in front side, one on each side and one on the back right, all near the bottom of the machine. Don\'t pry it off but gently coax the tabs so they release the cover. You may need a 2nd person for this.


5. On the i9100, there are two screws in the back left and right, holding the entire carriage and ink cartridges. These are the only 2 screws holding the machine guts to the bottom plastic piece. Looking at it from a top view, the screws are pointing straight down, not into the sides.


6. There will be a bunch of wires connected to the machine guts. When you lift up the unit, be careful not to break any of the wires. I just swung the inner guts around, so it was still connected but now I was able to get to the waste ink absorber pad, which covers pretty much the whole bottom.


7. You\'ll need gloves as you pull out the pad. It is VERY full of ink. I washed it in water for a good 5 minutes, squeezing and rinsing out as much ink as I could (in my basement slop sink). I put the cleaned pad on towels over my radiator to dry, which took 1.5 days.


8. I reassembled the whole thing, although the pad shrunk a bit. If you can find the pad, it might be worth buying a new one.


9. I followed Xanda\'s steps to clear the error message.





    • Plug in power cable




    • While pressing Resume button press and hold Power button (do nor release the buttons)

    • Release Resume button (still hold Power button)

    • Press Resume button twice in a row (still hold Power button), after that release both Resume and Power button (then the printer standing bye)

    • Press Resume button 4 times then turn off the printer





10. But in clearing the message, my printer driver had to be re-installed, which I got from the Canon website.


It works perfectly now!!!

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

  • Kitz Willy Jan 30, 2013

    Canon i9100 clear error message "waste ink absorber"



    I am so proud of myself for doing this. Canon wanted me to take it to a service center, which would cost more than it's worth. I DIY'd the ******!

    First I had to open up the machine, which was not easy.



    1. Open cover so carriage comes to center, as it does when you change ink cartridges.

    2. Unplug without powering down

    3. Undo the usb and take off the plastic plate that is in the back left, where the usb plug is. It's a separate piece from the rest of the cover.

    4. Next you want to take the full cover off. You'll need several flat head screwdrivers for this next step. Put the screwdrivers into the tab holes that are marked with an arrow. There are 2 in front side, one on each side and one on the back right, all near the bottom of the machine. Don't pry it off but gently coax the tabs so they release the cover. You may need a 2nd person for this.

    5. On the i9100, there are two screws in the back left and right, holding the entire carriage and ink cartridges. These are the only 2 screws holding the machine guts to the bottom plastic piece. Looking at it from a top view, the screws are pointing straight down, not into the sides.

    6. There will be a bunch of wires connected to the machine guts. When you lift up the unit, be careful not to break any of the wires. I just swung the inner guts around, so it was still connected but now I was able to get to the waste ink absorber pad, which covers pretty much the whole bottom.

    7. You'll need gloves as you pull out the pad. It is VERY full of ink. I washed it in water for a good 5 minutes, squeezing and rinsing out as much ink as I could (in my basement slop sink). I put the cleaned pad on towels over my radiator to dry, which took 1.5 days.

    8. I reassembled the whole thing, although the pad shrunk a bit. If you can find the pad, it might be worth buying a new one.

    9. I followed Xanda's steps to clear the error message.


      • Plug in power cable

      • While pressing Resume button press and hold Power button (do nor release the buttons)
      • Release Resume button (still hold Power button)
      • Press Resume button twice in a row (still hold Power button), after that release both Resume and Power button (then the printer standing bye)
      • Press Resume button 4 times then turn off the printer





    10. But in clearing the message, my printer driver had to be re-installed, which I got from the Canon website.

    It works perfectly now!!!

    Canon i9100 clear error message "waste ink absorber"


    I am so proud of myself for doing this. Canon wanted me to take it to a service center, which would cost more than it's worth. I DIY'd the ******!

    First I had to open up the machine, which was not easy.


    1. Open cover so carriage comes to center, as it does when you change ink cartridges.

    2. Unplug without powering down

    3. Undo the usb and take off the plastic plate that is in the back left, where the usb plug is. It's a separate piece from the rest of the cover.

    4. Next you want to take the full cover off. You'll need several flat head screwdrivers for this next step. Put the screwdrivers into the tab holes that are marked with an arrow. There are 2 in front side, one on each side and one on the back right, all near the bottom of the machine. Don't pry it off but gently coax the tabs so they release the cover. You may need a 2nd person for this.

    5. On the i9100, there are two screws in the back left and right, holding the entire carriage and ink cartridges. These are the only 2 screws holding the machine guts to the bottom plastic piece. Looking at it from a top view, the screws are pointing straight down, not into the sides.

    6. There will be a bunch of wires connected to the machine guts. When you lift up the unit, be careful not to break any of the wires. I just swung the inner guts around, so it was still connected but now I was able to get to the waste ink absorber pad, which covers pretty much the whole bottom.

    7. You'll need gloves as you pull out the pad. It is VERY full of ink. I washed it in water for a good 5 minutes, squeezing and rinsing out as much ink as I could (in my basement slop sink). I put the cleaned pad on towels over my radiator to dry, which took 1.5 days.

    8. I reassembled the whole thing, although the pad shrunk a bit. If you can find the pad, it might be worth buying a new one.

    9. I followed Xanda's steps to clear the error message.

      • Plug in power cable
      • While pressing Resume button press and hold Power button (do nor release the buttons)
      • Release Resume button (still hold Power button)
      • Press Resume button twice in a row (still hold Power button), after that release both Resume and Power button (then the printer standing bye)
      • Press Resume button 4 times then turn off the printer

    10. But in clearing the message, my printer driver had to be re-installed, which I got from the Canon website.

    It works perfectly now!!!

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