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Gives error message 5800. Service required.

Before the MP 460 gave the error message it said, the ink absorbent is full. Any way I can change it?

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It works the same for the Canon MP 150 or MP 160

Posted on Jan 25, 2009


SOURCE: Error 5800: waste ink

Clean or replace the absorber and reset the printer counter to clear the message.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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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:
Canon MPC190
Reset Waste Ink
By pressing Menu Copy Scan Copy Copy
2) Select TEST MODE.
3) Select [8] 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.

This info was gathered from this site:

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Ink absorber is full.

Try this:
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.
Thanks, Joe

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Posted on May 01, 2009

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is there a program that can disable the waste pad ink full? just like ssc utility for epson c45?

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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Canon MP 460 An Error Message Is Displayed On The LCD

An Error Message Is Displayed On The LCD
If an error message is displayed on the LCD, take the corresponding countermeasure described
Message Action
There are no photos in memory
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There is no paper. Reload the paper correctly and press [OK].
The paper is jammed. If paper has jammed in the machine, clear the jam, reload the paper in the
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Ink has run out.
Replace the FINE Cartridge, and close the Scanning Unit.
If printing is not finished yet, just press [OK] on the machine to continue
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Replace the FINE Cartridge with a new one as soon as possible after
printing finishes. The machine may be damaged if printing is continued
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The following ink cartridge cannot
be recognized.
The FINE Cartridge may not be installed properly, or the Cartridge may not
be the compatible with this machine. Install the appropriate FINE
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carry out the FINE Cartridge Alignment.
Some ink cartridges are not installed
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Confirm that the FINE Cartridges are installed in the appropriate positions.
See “Replacing A FINE Cartridge” on page 75.
The ink absorber is almost full.
Press [OK] to continue printing.
Contact the service center.
The ink absorber is almost full. Printing will no longer be possible once
the ink absorber is full. Contact the service center immediately. Press [OK]
to continue printing.
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Cartridge using the MP Driver. Follow the procedures described in the
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The following ink may have run out.
This FINE Cartridge may have previously been used, or the ink may have
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on Dec 08, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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After deep cleaning, i find the following error message: "ink absorber is full". in spite of physical cleaning of the relevant parts including the cartridge heads, the problem persists. what should I do?

need to change the ink absorber to a new one.

The above weblink goes to the mp 160 web page.

When the 'ink absorber' is almost full, an error will show.

The 1-800-OK-CANON number should be called to try to schedule service of the printer by an authorized technician.

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Canon mp 160 message ink absorer is full contact service center. What do I need to do?

Hi there it is ink error.
You can try to reset the cartages this may do it Please call back let us know if it worked for you, PLEASE.

But some time when you get the chance do clean the waste tank out.
  1. Start with printer off

  2. Press and hold resume Button (triangle in the circle) and click "Power" button. Green led should be on

  3. While holding the Power button, release the Resume Button.

  4. Without releasing the Power Button, click "Resume" button for two times and release Both Buttons.

  5. Click "Resume" for four times then soon click "Power" button, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber).

  6. Turn off the printer and turn on again

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I am getting an 5800 error

Ink Absorber Replacement OptionsThis printer has an ink absorber that takes in ink during the printing and print head cleaning processes. The cleaning process is necessary in order to keep the print head nozzles from becoming clogged. Over the life of the printer, the amount of ink that the ink absorber has absorbed is calculated by the printer. Eventually, after substantial use, the printer will enter an error condition when the ink absorber is nearly full. At this point, printing is still possible. Press the <OK> button to release the error. You will still be able to print for a short period. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.
Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. We are aware that there are many "do-it-yourself" Web sites that offer instructions for making this repair. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Be aware that if you attempt this procedure, it is at your own risk
the 5800 code. uplug cord from outlet. wait 1 full min, then plug in and let go through self test.
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The waste absorber is full ,Replace the pads
then if you still get the error,you can reset it by following the directions below.
(reset without replacing pads can cause damage)

1) Enter SERVICE MODE By pressing Menu-Scan-Copy-Scan
2) Enter NVRAM by pressing <--- or ---> then OK

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Check printer 5B00

Hi guys,
Error code 5B00 indicates absorber full error. To fix this problem you need to reset waste absorber counter and replace waste ink absorber. Unfortunately you don't write the printer model so I cannot write reset procedure here.

Dec 25, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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