Question about Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Before the MP 460 gave the error message it said, the ink absorbent is full. Any way I can change it?
SOURCE: service required....canon mp 180
Your ink absorber pad is full and needs to be replaced.
Canon will sell you a new ink absorber pad.
or you can take it in for repair for about $60 or try to do it yourself.
With the cost of the repair, I would try it myself. For $60 you can get a new printer it it doesn't work.
Remove the pad and take it out (do this outside, with disposable gloves and old clothes), wash it out with a hose, let it dry completely, and reinstall it in the printer.
But you will still need the code to reset the printer. I have not found it yet for your machine.
This is not your model, but it might work:
Reset Waste Ink
1) Enter SERVICE MODE.
By pressing Menu Copy Scan Copy Copy
2) Select TEST MODE.
3) Select  PRINTER TEST in TEST MODE.
4) Select 3. [EEPROM CLEAR].
5) Select 0. [INK COUNT].
6) Press the [Set] key.
7) Press the [Stop/Reset] key (returning to the state of 3)), and then press the [ON/OFF] key.
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Posted on Dec 18, 2008
SOURCE: Ink absorber is full.
How to clear E27 Waste ink absorber full
1.With the printer powered off but connected to a power source,
press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
2. When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times
while pressing and holding the Power button.
3. When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order),
the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4. When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the
specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.
(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange
and green, starting with orange.)
Note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset
5.Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off) then turn it on again
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Posted on May 01, 2009
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