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Ink waste absorber

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  • AmyRoth Nov 09, 2007

    Canon Pixma MP150 "ink waste absorber full" message appears when I print. Can I fix this on my own? I can use tools and follow instructions pretty well.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    I have a Canon i250 which has been used alot recently printing wedding stationery. When I switch on the print screen, the printer status reads thus:

    The used ink tank is full.
    Cancel printing and turn the printer off and then back on.
    If this doesn't clear the error, see the printer manual for more details.



    But I don't have a manual - can anyone tell me what to do? I can understand instructions on screen and am very mechanical but can't get at this elusive full ink tank!! Thank you.

    Sheila.

  • Richiemids Nov 13, 2007

    Hi guys,



    I also have a Canon MP130 with a full waste tank - can anyone provide a solution... again, I'm competant enough to do it myself I think !!!



    Thanks

    Richie

  • revski9 Nov 13, 2007

    MP160 Printer - Pixma - ink absorber full - how do you replace?

  • DaWeed_B
    DaWeed_B Nov 19, 2007

    Hello!

    I have Canon PIXMA iP2000 InkJet Printer and I have problem with ink wate absorber. What can I do to fix this? I tried to clean the printer but it doesn't help... anybody got any idea?????

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    I have a Canon MP160 all-in-one printer and when I try to print a page pops up that says the ink absorber is almost full. Is there a replacement ink absorber that can be exchanger when this one is full or do I have to buy another printer like I had to the last time another printer of mine came up with the same problem. This is getting annoying.

  • bikerider50 Jan 09, 2008

    My Canon i250 is not printing, instead it gives an error dialog stating that the waste ink absorber if full.

    Am pretty handy with a screwdriver etc and have fixed other printers before. Nor sure if its worth paying to fix this one as new printers are available for around £30. Any help appreciated.

  • smasjam Jan 29, 2008

    Canon ip6210D says waste pads almost full. Your solutions just reset that message. Can ANYONE actually advise how to replace/clean the pads???!?!!!!! That's really the issue here, isn't it? I'm very comfortable fixing things, but I'd like to know where to start...

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    I have the Canon pIXMA ip200 the Ink Absorber keeps coming up I dont know how to rectify this problem

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    I hav a canon i960 every time I print I get a mssage saying waste ink absorber almost full

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    I have this same problem. I've received "INK ABSORBER IS FULL"

    and there's nothing I came do, or is there?

  • Gregorio Gomez Seda Mar 18, 2008

    I have a PRIXMA 150 and my wife loves this printer. It shows the INK ABSORBER IS FULL and I have no idea where it is located and how to empty it if that is at all possible. Please help.. Greg

  • heb1930 Apr 30, 2008

    My cannon ip1500 is inoperative because of the waste ink absorber. I called the company rercommended by Cannon and their hourly price for repair is more than I paid for the printer. Is their a kit for this repair that I can purchase?

  • lanceta1 Jun 28, 2008

    I purchased the Cannon printer PIXMA MP 150 last year. Now, I can not use the printer anymore because of the waste ink absorber being full. I called Staples store here in Louisville, KY where I purchased the printer, asking for direction on how to resolve the problem. The manager of the store just give me the website address of Cannon to order the parts. I did not even see the waste ink absorber listed. Please help.

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    waste ink absorber is full

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    My canon iP2000 has this problem any advise

  • jgrob Nov 29, 2008

    I have a MP830 and I cant seem to reset the waste ink absorber code. I have tried a number of these and none of them have worked yet. please let me know if you can help

  • marius60 Dec 06, 2008

    the waste ink absorber is full

  • artpotteries Jan 15, 2009

    I have a Canon IP 1000 Printer. The lights indicates in Green and then Orange Simultaneously. When Printing document it always shows that the Waste Ink Absorber is Full and to Contact Service Centre for it. Dont know how to Solve the problem?

  • SlowTyper007 Jan 20, 2009

    My Canon PIXMA MP830 "wast ink absorber is almost fill." What do I do? What does that mead. Can you give me some help. I need a (lost) manual for this fine machine! Thank you! Francis Coughlin - 20 Mead Street - New Canaan, CT 06840

  • bel2 Feb 02, 2009

    Yes, I have the same problem and it is extremely frustrating since the ink absorber has been filled by Canon's own coloured (blue) ink. It was showing that it was getting full and I had to keep pressing the orange button, now today I inserted a brand new Canon 41 cartridge and that just seemed to take it over the top. This is terrible for a brand name like Canon to let this happen. Now I've cleaned everything up but it won't work.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    MP150 Message - Waste Ink Absorber is Full



    Is this a real problem? If so how do I empty the waste in absorber?

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    my printer says my ink absorber is all full..what do i dooo?

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Here's what I did for i250...

1. Disconnect printer from AC power (take out AC cord or power off your power strip). Disconnect USB PC cable from printer.
2. Press and HOLD the POWER button (untill step 7).
3. Reconnect power cord (turn on power) to the printer.
4. The indicator should be green.
5. Press and release the RESUME button , the indicator should be orange.
6. Press and release the RESUME button again, the indicator should be green.
7. NOW Release POWER buttons.
8. NOW Connect the printer to PC (USB cable).
9. NOW...I opened "Printers" and saw that a "copy" of my printer (i250 or i350) had been made. Make that COPY your default printer and all should work...It did for me.

You might have to go through the "GUTS" of the beast and cleaned out the PADS (they are actually vacuum pads that the INK is sucked through during a HEAD cleaning). I heard it can be a very messy undertaking.

I'm not sure how much life this will add to your printer.
Good luck!!!

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WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL or FULL ERROR MESSAGE PROBLEM
This is true with many Canon Ink Jet Printers: Eventually, you'll get an error message "Waste Ink Tank Almost Full, Contact Your Canon Repair Center". Canon is totally sly about this, and is actually a pretty ridiculous design flaw that they should be ashamed of- planned obsolescence. Anyway, don't let this problem discourage buying an otherwise fantastic Canon printer.
This problem will also be indicated by flashing orange lights on your printer. Different flashes for different models.
LOOK IN YOUR PRINTER MANUAL TO KNOW WHAT NUMBER OF FLASHES INDICATE. In any case, your computer printer software will also tell you exactly what is going on.
You need to do this after you get the WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL message and the printer continues to work, but BEFORE the WASTE TANK FULL message and the printer completely stops. I think. ;-)
Here's the fix:
The waste ink take is actually just a felt pad that sits under the printer mechanism inside the case and absorbs the ink from your cleanings. From what I gather, its both a time consuming and expensive proposition to take to Canon to fix. And they won't tell people how to do it themselves. Well, I WILL. And this works.
Remember of course, you've got to cycle the cleaning process a huge amount of times to get this to occur.
But when it does, there is a fix-it-yourself solution that is both safe and effective for the printer, and free. You have to be slightly mechanical to do this. If you get this message and you've never used a screwdriver and are all thumbs, well, Canon gotcha. But give it a shot even then, or give it to someone halfway coordinated to do this for you.
You may RESET the printer code first if you like or do it after you clean the pad
In some cases you may need to REMOVE THE PRINT HEAD FIRST or the reset code will not work. This was true of the S900 and i960 so, remove the print head first before doing this reset.
This is the correct code for the S and I (like i960) series of printers. (M series below this)
1) Power off printer
2) Hold RESUME button then press and hold POWER. (The beeper MAY sound once, or may not depending on your model.)
3) Hold POWER and Release RESUME.
4) Press RESUME twice then release both POWER and RESUME buttons.
5) When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME 4 times (for the S900, 3 times for the 8200 apparently).
6) Press power to set data.
7) Print away!
For other codes for other printers and more info go here to this big forum (but try the above first) Fix Your Own Printer Generally many of Canon's models use exactly this same code, the i models use the same code, all the s models use the same code.
I did this and it works fine! No more error messages and so...

Hope it helps you all!

Bye

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For MP160:
1. Unplug the power cord to the printer for a moment.

2. Then, hold down the on/off button while plugging in the power cord.
Keep holding the on/off button down.

3. Right away the green power light (in the button) will turn on solid.
Keep holding the on/off button down.

4. Press and release the Stop/Reset button.
(the button w a red triangle in a red circle)

5. Now you can release the on/off putton.

The green power light will go off and the yellow Alarm light will stay on.
Now you can run MPTOOL and resetting the ink counters will work.

Your printer will show up as “another” Cannon printer.
When you finish you must again unplug the power cord for a moment
and then just plug it back in. After you do this, you’ll see both
printers listed in Printers (controll panel) and one will show as
offline. You can then rename this offline printer as “Low Mode Canon”
or whatever works for you so you don’t mix it up with other functions.

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On http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/inkjetstuff11.html you can find how to manually clean the waste ink pad.

It's not needed, but could improve quality. It seems you need to be a bit mechanical for it.

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Hello, Your question is somewhat lacking in detail. We need to know the make and model of your printer at the very least. Any other information would also be beneficial - like an indication of your technical skill level and how confident you would be in completely removing the printers mechanism to access the waste ink absorber. Thanks

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I posted the same question as you lot as my waste ink tank was nearly full and was told that my printer is nearing the end of its life. like you, I tried everything and got nowhere, so I think this person who told me that may be right. :-( Hope this helps!

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Please empty the waste toner bottle an re use it after clean

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sure...it's under the back cover, with a small thin cover to remove it..

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The wast ink absorber full, if you want to clean the ink absorber at home without wast money, i will provide you the example in Canon printer,how clean you ink absorber follow the mention below instruction and remove the error of ink absorber.

http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-the-Canon-Pixma-IP1000-Printer-Waste-Ink-Absorber

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Eight flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full

The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber for the ink used during Print Head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.

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Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible

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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
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E25 ASF(cam) sensor error
E26 Internal temperature rise error
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E28 Ink cartridge temperature rise error -
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E33 Paper feed position error
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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

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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

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Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button to clear the error (1700)
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The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that this absorber is nearly full.

Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button on the printer to clear the error, so you can continue the print job. The printer will need to be serviced as soon as possible.


Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button to clear the error (1700)
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The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that this absorber is nearly full.

Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button on the printer to clear the error, so you can continue the print job. The printer will need to be serviced as soon as possible.


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E19 - Failed to scan head alignment sheet
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E25 - ASF(cam) sensor error
E26 - Internal temperature rise error
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E28 - Ink cartridge temperature rise error -
E29 - EEPROM error
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E37 - Abnormal motor driver error
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