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Where is the waste catrage in the PIXMA iP3000

My computer keeps telling me the waste catrage is full but i cant find it.. can you please tell me where it is and how to empty it.

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  • joheltin Dec 29, 2008

    Where IS the waste ink tank?????????????

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    My computer keeps telling me the waste cartridge is full but i cant find
    it.. can you please tell me where it is and how to empty it.


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Try this solution to reset the ink tank , it should work for most pixmas and several other Canon printers.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

  • eekfrank Jan 08, 2009

    If you really need to clean the waste pads, here is the procedure, but don't forget you still have to reset the printer to clear the error message.

    Cleaning the Waste Ink Absorber on a Canon PIXMA ip3000

    With the printer on, open the lids and wait for the ink tanks to center, as when you put new ink tanks in. Unplug printer. With a flashlight, good tweezers, and small hands (or enlist the help of someone who has them, or get loooong tweezers), reach in over the right where the ink tanks usually rest. Carefully remove the two pads which are held in only by a formed rubber foot. These two pads are porous but stiff plastic. Rinse them in water (in a bowl and carefully so that you don't lose them down the sink!) until the water stays clean. Thoroughly dry them by gently squeezing between paper towels. Swab area that they were sitting in with cotton swabs if you see any pools of loose ink. Replace pads. Reset printer's computer

    Reset ip2000 / 3000

    1. Turn off printer
    2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
    3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
    4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
    5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
    6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
    7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
    press the Power button once more.
    8. Your printer should respond as normal..


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Google for IP Tool software... it will reset waste ink tank counter...

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