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How to replace a waste ink absorber of a pixma MP170

How to replace a waste ink absorber

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SOURCE: Waste ink absorber

hi i am a certiffied Canon repair tech for this model. this is true this will reset the error but doing so without replacing the waste asorber pad in the bottom of the machine will cause your machine to backup waste ink into the the printing area of the machine and will start smuging ink on the page. the waste absorber is fairly cheap but the labor varies from shop to shop. there are independent Canon repair shops throughout the world. you can call 1-800-ok- canon or look on the canon website. hope this help to clairify.

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

SOURCE: Error 5800: waste ink

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

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

SOURCE: waste ink tank full error 5b00

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Posted on May 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Waste Ink Absorber is full In Canon Pixma IP3300

my printer say, "the ink absorber is full".

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: The waste ink absorber is full.

You have to contact the Canon agent to get the waste absorber replaced. or you can continue it with pressing resume everytime.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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"The Waste Ink Absorber is


Hi there. Open this link http://www.mediafire.com/?yan3ytvdumt and download the software.The install the software and click on the reset button.Open this link for more detailed info http://tricks-collections.com/reset-canon-pixma-mp150-mp160-mp170-mp180-mp450-mp460-mptool-software/

Dec 23, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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How to solve the problem of "Waste ink absorber is full", then show "check printer" & "5800" after continuing to use it for Canon MP150 Printer?


Use this method with your own risk!!

E2-2 = No paper (ASF)
E3-3 = Paper jam
E4 = No ink
E5-5 = The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed, or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 = Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full
E9 The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera
Direct Printing
E14 The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 Ink cartridge is not installed E16 - Ink remaining is unknown
E16 -E19 Failed to scan head alignment sheet
E22 Carriage error
E23 Paper feed error
E24 Purge unit error
E25 ASF(cam) sensor error
E26 Internal temperature rise error
E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 Ink cartridge temperature rise error -
E29 EEPROM error
E33 Paper feed position error
E35 15 USB Host VBUD overcurrent error - USB
E37 17 Abnormal motor driver error
E40 20 Other hardware error
E42 22 Scanner error

Reset E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full for Mp170

firstly download MPTOOL
Download here
Download manual guide how to use MPtool
download here

OK hope this can help

Jul 12, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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Ink waste absorber is nearly full. What do I do?


You need to reset it.

Use this method with your own risk!!
E2-2 = No paper (ASF)
E3-3 = Paper jam
E4 = No ink
E5-5 = The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed, or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 = Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full
E9 The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera
Direct Printing
E14 The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 Ink cartridge is not installed E16 - Ink remaining is unknown
E16 -E19 Failed to scan head alignment sheet
E22 Carriage error
E23 Paper feed error
E24 Purge unit error
E25 ASF(cam) sensor error
E26 Internal temperature rise error
E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 Ink cartridge temperature rise error -
E29 EEPROM error
E33 Paper feed position error
E35 15 USB Host VBUD overcurrent error - USB
E37 17 Abnormal motor driver error
E40 20 Other hardware error
E42 22 Scanner error

Reset E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full

You need Mptool to reset your mp170
download mptool here

Manual guide to use mptool
download manual guide here

Jul 09, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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The waste ink absorber is full. It won't print


Contact service centre :)

or you can reset the waste ink tank and keep using the machine but it will damage ur printer and may gone permanently..

Mar 30, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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Triangle and ON/OFF switch both flashing. Window reads 'CHECK PRINTER'. What exactly do I check? Window had been reading 'WASTE INK NEARLY FULL' for a fortnight, but I couldn't find out how to deal with...


The waste ink absorber is getting full.
Press the OK button to clear the error.
Printing can be done until the waste ink absorber becomes full. If the waste ink absorber becomes full, please contact your local Service Center for replacement of the absorber and machine maintenance.

The waste ink absorber is a part inside the machine, which absorbs ink used in the cleaning operations, etc. http://support-nz.canon.co.nz/contents/NZ/EN/8000137103.html

Nov 09, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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Won't print error message 5b00 on screen. How can


5B00 is the waste ink absorber full message, only a Canon repair shop can reset the error code.

Jul 27, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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I am getting an on screen message


The waste ink absorber covers the whole bottom of the machine, under the printer. It is difficult to change, and you have to get into the diagnostic mode to reset the error. A shop repair...

Jul 09, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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Mp170 waste ink absorber full


The waste ink absorbers on this machine are under the print engine and cover the entire bottom of the printer. You have to have access to the diagnostic program on the printer to reset the error codes.

Jun 29, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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The waste ink collector/tank is nearly full


The ink collector should be found underneath where the cartridges normally rests. Put some tissue paper on the ink padand let it absorb the ink. You might have to repeat the procedure a few times to get rid of all the ink.

May 18, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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