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How do I clean the waste pads? Where are they?

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Check the link below and follow thoroughly instructions.


Canon Printers Waste Tank Error Message Reset Solution

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The printer has a pad in the bottom which absorbs the waste ink.
After they have been cleaned or replaced the printer needs to be reset

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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Follow the instructions carefully, get the printer to move the cartridge harness to the position to where you can remove the cartridges, remove the cartridges and pull the plug on the printer, now look in to the printer you will see the harness you just took the cartridges out and running through the harness is a chrome bar and remember the bar, now look up just a bit you will see a thin maybe a quarter of an inch wide a plastic strip that runs accross the printer and through the back of the cartridge harness and is supported on each end and one end has a tension spring remember the plastic strip, now on the left hand side at the front of the printer when you look in the printer you will see a gear reach i with your fingers and turn the gears turn them to make sure nothing is obstructing them if you make a full rotation it should be ok, now remember the chrome bar you will need to go to an automotive supply store and get a small bottle of hydrolic oil you will also need some Q tips, now dip the Q tip into the hydrolic oil and rub it on the chrome bar, do the whole bar and do not add more oil to the Q tip their will be enough to do it, then take your hand and grab the cartridge harness and slide it back and forth on the bar them bring it back to the position it was, now remember the plastic strip, now you need some 99% isopropyl alcohol it does not have to be 99% but that is all I use, and a Q tip, dip the Q tip into the alcohol, now bend the Q tip end at 90 degree's and gently rub the Q tip on the plastic strip do the whole strip both sides and move the cartridge harness to clean back there, the secret to this is to keep the Q tip clean so you could go through a few, when that is done reinstall the cartridges and plug the printer back in, go to start > control panel > right click the mouse over the printer icon > properties > maintenence > print head alignment and do an alignment, then try it again, if that did not work you could have a main board problem and I'm sorry to hear that but you will need a new printer and do stay with Canon they are the industry leader, I'm sure your printer knowledge went up a few levels in fact a lot of tech's won't even know this, take the printer service repair course you half way there ha ha, do hope this had helped you out this was not easy and good luck.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Jan 24, 2009

    When you have cleaned it then follow the procedure to reset it :



    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.

    Thanks

    Rylee

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Can't get past step 2 of the Canon i550 waste tank counter reset.


Hello you can try
Problem for Canon BubbleJet i560 InkJet
The waste ink is in the inside of your printer you need to get at it to clean out,
It may be all screwed down so you need to open all up or get a shop to do it for you.
It not an easy job but maybe you are handy with a screwdriver, it can be messy job.
But after this, you will have to reset the waist ink counter or it will still not work,

But but but but you can always try this to reset it first and clean it out again some time.

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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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4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
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If you need to put the printer in service mode, you can do the following:

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