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My pixma 1500 has shut down. it had a warning on screen just before saying the waste ink tray was nearly full. it was working perfectly up till then.

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  • arvey935 Jan 07, 2009

    i have already tried this with the power unplugged for at least 2 hours. plug back in and it is still dead with the indicator light flashing alternately green and orange.

  • arvey935 Jan 07, 2009

    it is not a power problem .when i say dead i mean it will not function . when i plug it back in it tries to start then stops and the light flashes green and orange 7 times in sequence. the light continues flashing so not power problem. it just wont print. it was working fine till the display said the waste ink tray was nearly full.

  • arvey935 Jan 07, 2009

    itried holding the button down as you said but still the same. i then tried again but holding down both the power button and the paper reset button at same time for 30 secs while re plugging and it has started up again.i hope its not temporary. anyway between us we have suceeded . thankyou.

  • arvey935 Jan 07, 2009

    i had already cleaned the waste tray so it was a reset problem . your ideas were very helpful and it helped my way of thinking to get over the problem.

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U need to clean off the waste ink tray or replace the waste ink pads and then reset the printer to get rid of this error and get your printer back to work.

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Clean printer rod and also clean cartages head; check after that and let me know.

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Click on the link below to resolve the issue 
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/41348

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Lessen the ink inside the ink tray. Clean the cartridge. Make sure your printer is unplugged and in a power off mode. Return the ink tray correctly in the printer. When done cleaning, try plugging it again. Hold the power button for 5 secs.

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How to Clean the Waste Ink Tank of Your Canon Photo Printer

  1. We'll assume that you've already removed the outside case of your printer. If not, see the companion article, How To Remove the Case of Your Canon Photo Printer, listed below under, Additional Resources.

  2. my pixma 1500 has shut - printerbody-1_thumb.jpg The Printer Body on the Base Once the case is off, you're looking at the guts of the printer sitting in the tray-like base. To get at the blotters and waste ink, you'll need to get under the printer body, which is held to the base by three or four screws. The older your printer is, the easier it will be to find the screws that hold the body to the base, and the more working room you'll have. If you have a good magnetic screwdriver, that will be very helpful. It may also be helpful to take notes and/or pictures of where the screws are located to make re-assembly easier.

  3. One of the Rear Corner Screws Use your flashlight or lamp to illuminate the rear corners of the printer base. You should see a small screw on each side with an access for your screwdriver to it - remove each of these screws, and the body of the printer should be freed-up from the rear of the case. Now look for one, or usually, two more small screws on each side of the case bottom toward the front. With the removal of these screws, the printer body should be able to be raised at the rear and lifted backward out of the case. Some models have a hidden screw or two, which might even require the removal of the power supply, or the movement of wire assemblies to get at the screw. But there always will be a way.

  4. Put on a pair of latex gloves. With the printer body removed from the case, and set aside on some newspaper (it may/will be very "inky" on the bottom!), you are now looking at the blotters which have received the excess ink - see the top pic. Again, it's a good idea to take notes or pictures to indicate the location of the blotters. There are usually several large and small ones. Remove them to plenty of newspaper and take them to a utility sink, idealy in your garage or the utility room (I use our kitchen stainless steel sink, but my wife is very gracious and I'm VERY careful!).

  5. The cleaning of the blotters will take huge amounts of running water! Hold the blotter under a stream of running water as it flushes the waste ink out. This will take a long time - maybe 10-15 minutes for each one. No, you will never get them white again, but your goal is to remove enough of the waste ink that eventually, the wash water is just slightly inky and the blotters are grey. You may gently squeeze them as you wash them, but this may damage the blotters, so go gently. When you decide they've had enough cleaning, let them swell with warm water until nice and plump, and do not squeeze this water out. Put them outside in the full sun on some thick newspaper to fully dry - occasionally turning them over. If it's raining in your area, you may choose to do the drying in your oven - use only the oven light, which should push the temp to near/over 100 degrees, and lots of newspaper.

  6. While the blotters dry, take the printer tray/base to the sink and give it a good cleaning. Make up a Clorox/water solution to help remove ink stains from the base and the outside of the case too. When the blotters have dried - two days is not unusual - you're ready to begin the re-assembly of the printer. Use your notes/pictures if you've been smart enough to have them. Replace the blotters. The printer body will slip into the bottom of the case from the back toward the front. Replace the screws. Remember to re-route any wiring, and to reconnect plug-ins. It's a good idea to power it up before you put the case back on, just to make sure all is well. Replace the case, and power it up.

  7. If you're lucky, you will no longer see the flashing error code lights (they are different on many models, but usually on the Pixmas, you'll see a sequence of 8 orange flashes followed by one green). If you are still seeing this error code flashing, you'll need to reset the printer's internal setting - to do that, see the last link in the Resources below titled, "How to Fix the Dreaded Waste Tank Filled Error Message for Your Canon Printer". And if you continue to have issues, check out one or two of the suggested Printer Forums listed below.


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Hi there
You will need to empty the waste tray and clean the filters on the printer. It should work as normal after you have cleaned it

Good luck and kind regards

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Service Call Error - (LED Blinking in Orange and Green Alternately) LED Error Corrective Action blinking 2 times Carriage error Replace the printer as it has failed. 3 times LF error Replace the printer as it has failed. 7 times Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink Replace the printer as it has failed. absorber full 8 times Print head temperature rise error Replace the printer as it has failed. 9 times EEPROM error Replace the printer as it has failed. 10 times No print head detected excepting print head Replace the printer as it has failed. replacement (during printing)

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    Canon PIXMA iP1500 new
    Waste Ink Counter Reset. Manual for Service mode

    1. Turn off the printer. And disconnect the printer cable.
    2. Press and hold the POWER button, turn on the printer.
    3. The indicator (L.E.D.) should be green.
    4. Press and release the RESUME button , the indicator (L.E.D.)
    should be orange.
    5. Press and release the RESUME button again, the indicator
    (L.E.D.) should be green
    6. Release both buttons.

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If you've recently installed new ink cartridges, check to be sure they're seated properly and all packaging covers have been removed. Also accoding to the Canon long periods of printing can also cause the cartridges to overheat. See page 54 for troublshooting on screen errors for the Pixma ip1500 and clean according to the mfgr instructions.
Here's a link to the quickstart manual.
http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0900005327/iP1500quickstartguide_us.pdf

Let me know if this helps

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

On your Canon PIXMA 1500:

  • to bypass the warning and as a temporary workaround, try:
  1. Disconnect printer from AC power;
  2. Press and HOLD the POWER button, and connect printer to AC power.
  • Of course the correct approach would be to replace the waste ink tray, actually a sponge like absorbent material that soak up the waste ink specially when cleaning.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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    Congratulations, at least the printer is now usable.

    But as likewise indicated, the correct procedure would be to replace the waste ink absorbent pad.


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Change out the waste ink tray and you will be good to go.

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    Then as specified below unplug then replug the printer.

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Unplug the unit for 5 minutes plug it back in and try again. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds if noting happens.

If the printer doesn't power on at all, check your power adapter and have the printer looked at, hows the warranty?

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Try hard reset .

Unplug the unit from power chord for 30 minutes and plug back the power chord to the unit .
This will reset your unit .


If you get this message check the ink level in the printer and refill it if necessary .

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