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I have a CANON MP780 all in one, I have just renewed all the ink absorbers but I still get the message"ink absorbers full" and a flashing lamp,it will not do anything else. How do I correct this ?

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  • gerry536 Mar 03, 2009

    It did not work,I still get a flashing light and an error message "343"

  • gerry536 Mar 04, 2009

    Yes,it worked,thank you.

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Nice to know that you have fixed your problem, let us know if you need further help.

Thanks.

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Error code 343 means - "Ink Detection Waste Ink Tank Full"
You need to replace the ink pad and reset the eeprom counter to 0 .

To reset counter
PRESS
ADITIONAL FUNCTIONS
SCAN
COPY
SCAN
scroll to TESTMODE
scroll to PRINTER TEST
scroll to EEPROM CLEAR
and the press the numeric key 3 or and keys.
Select INK COUNT, and then press the
numeric key 0 or and keys to reset the waste ink capacity.
Press the [Stop/Reset] key and then the
[ON/OFF] key to end the test mode.


Hope this helps .


Source :fixyourownprinter.com

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Try this procedure:

1) With the printer power turned off, while pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press and hold the Power button. (DO NOT release the buttons. The Power LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.)
2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the Power button.)
3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 2 times, and then release both the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the Alarm and Power LEDs light
alternately, Alarm in orange and Power in green, starting with Alarm LED.)
4) When the Power LED lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the Alarm and
Power LEDs light alternately, Alarm in orange and Power in green, starting with Alarm LED.) [hth: I believe the power button has to be pressed once more after cycling the alarm button to complete the action. The power/resume-cancel button LEDs toggle to help you count.]

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  • Roger Gantner Mar 03, 2009

    4 times Green (Power) Waste ink counter resetting

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Unplug the cords from the back of the machine wait 15 minutes then plug them back in. Once done Press the <Stop/Reset> button to cancel after the printer starts up. Also use any cleaning utilities on your computer that came with the printer and print a test page.

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The waste ink counter needs to be reset.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • Ekse Mar 03, 2009

    int:


    - To select something... Use the '-' and '+' buttons and then the "OK" button.


    - To go back... Use the "Stop/Reset" button


    - To reset... Use the "On/Off" button (only after you've gone back as far as possible it seems)










    1. Service menu: Menu -> Scan -> Copy -> Scan (one at a time in sequence)



    2. Select "TEST MODE"



    3. Select "[8] ETC.."



    4. Select "[4] EEPROM CLEAR"



    5. Select "[1] INK COUNT"



    6. Press the [OK] button.



    7. Press the [Stop/Reset] button (returns you to the TEST MOD sub-menu))



    8. press the [ON/OFF] button (which resets the printer)









    TIP: Don't rush the printer as
    it can often take considerable time to respond to your commands.
    Frantic button pressing will just push the printer into snail mode (ie:
    slow as hell!).


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Unfortunately you will need to take this type of printer into a Canon certified repair center. You have a total of 8 pads inside the printer located on the bottom of the printer and the only way to replace them and reset the waste ink counter is to take it in.

This is where you will want to debate the cost of repairing it or just buying a new printer. Depending on where you take it and how much they charge you for it will vary quite a bit. The company I work for does these but we charge roughly $89 an hour plus parts which alot of places dont keep in stock. So your looking at around a week for the absorber kit to be mailed out.

If your still able to print and its not saying that the ink absorber is full you can contact the nearest Canon repair center and have them pre order the absorber pads and when they come in you can just bring your printer in and they can change them out. It should not take them more then an hour to do this.

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Hi ...

Cannon Pixma MP780 have an absorber and this error is related to this absorber.

This 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 <Stop/Reset> button to cancel 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.
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Dear mr perfect,
Few days ago I have answered the same question about this for Canon MP700. Here is my answer:
Waste ink absorber capacity of your printer has rise to about 90-95 %. Tentatively, you can continue printing by pressing STOP/RESET button. When ink absorber capacity reach about 100%, the printer stop working and message 'Waste Ink Tank is Full' appears.
To fix this problem, you need to reset waste ink counter. It strongly recommended that you replace waste ink absorber after resetting waste ink counter.
Here are steps resetting waste ink counter of this printer:
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  • When the COPY button lights in green, press STOP/RESET button 4 times. (Each time STOP/RESET is pressed, the alarm LED and COPY lights alternately starting with alarm LED).
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Your printer should work normally now.
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Thanks!


Hi there, valleylee. I am not sure if you got this information, so I wanted to check...

The link is at the below location, but you will have to type in "waste ink" (without quotes). Since Canon links brings up generic pages, I have reproduced their instructions for you below the link. If you choose to take on this procedure yourself (which is against their advice), they will not provide the procedure.

I would also suggest that you see if it makes sense to you that it would be full and require replacement; in other words, have you had substantial use yet? If not, on that same page, you will see an indication that the printer may need repair as well.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=238&modelid=10444
---------------------from Canon-----------------------------
Issue: ERROR LCD: WASTE INK NEAR FULL
Solution: Ink absorber replacement options - MP780

Ink Absorber Replacement Options This 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 <Stop/Reset> button to cancel 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.
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This 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 <Stop/Reset> button to cancel 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.

You will have to have these replaced by Canon because it is a difficult and messy job.

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