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When cleaning my print nozzles a message apears stating my waste ink absorber if almost full. How do I correct this problem?

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  • virgilrueck Mar 07, 2009

    I have a Canon iP3000 printer. Recently, when I was cleaning my nozzles in the color cartridges, a message appeared, stating that my waste ink absorber was almost full. I need to have someone tell me what I need to do to get rid of this excess ink, so that I don't have to keep pushing the reset button.

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Hi
First try to reset :

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.


Also check for the two small pads (oval, about 3/8 x 1 inch)under where the ink cartridges sit. They might be grundgy, take them out, try to clean them with a kleenex, also clean out the slot that they sit in.
The waste pad can also be washed out with repeated warm water, dried over night and refitted . It depends on your DIY skills in getting to it, and then replace the pads

For sure that'll do the job..

Please revert for any clarifications.

Thanks
Rylee


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According to the service manual

See page 5 by the bottom.

You need to replace the bottom case unit / and or the ink absorbers. Part numbers are listed in service manual.

I hope this helps you out.

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Here this step by step to resetting waste ink counter printer Canon Pixma ip 3000
1. You will include printer.
2. press button MENU, then SCAN, COPY and again SCAN - they entered into the service regime.
3. select NVRAM ACCESS and further BY OK.
4. select SET Abs- m level and advance value equal to zero.
5. select SET Abs- r level (if there is) and also you will establish into zero.
6. you will turn off printer by button POWER

if this does not solvbes then its quite necessary that the waste ink absorber needs to be removed and replaced with new absorber.contact local printer repair shop or local printer dealer for the new absober.

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The waste ink tank would need to be cleaned or replaced and then the waste ink counter should be reset, the manufacturer offers this service.

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You need to reset the counter . what is your model ?

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

  • SAM ANDERSON Mar 07, 2009

    You can find two small pads (oval, about 3/8 x 1 inch)under where the ink
    cartridges sit. It will be in bad condition ,Take them out clean it with
    a kleenex, clean out the slot that they sit in, and replace the pads.

    Reset procedure after replacing the pads



    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 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 LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)
    4) When the LED lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times (Each time
    the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)
    5)
    After the function (menu) is selected, press the Power button. The LED
    lights in green, and the selected function is performed. (When the
    operation completes,
    the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.)

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