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Waste absorber is my mx 397?how can i fix it?

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how can i get my ink absorber to be unful and work agian so i can print again WANALI

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SOURCE: how to reset waste ink absorber full ip3300 warning?

Try to enter service mode and reset EEPROM:

1. Start with the printer OFF
2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
3. release RESUME
4. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
5. Let green light blink until printer is done moving print head

Press RESUME 4 times then POWER to execute the command

turn the plug off turn on and all ok

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Printer absorber problem. Canon Pixma MX 700 all-in-one printer

Most ink-jet printers are designed to be replaced when the ink absorber is full. (The error message comes up when the count of pages printed gets close to the expected number of pages before failure of the printer.) These pads absorb waste ink during the print head cleaning cycle and when full will smear ink everywhere.

To temporarily clear the message, press the OK button. Canon offers a set of replacement parts through their service centers. However, if the printer is out of warranty, this may not be worthwhile. See this site: for more information about Canon Support. If you get the replacement kit, it will include the directions for resetting the printer's waste ink counter.

If you want to replace the absorbers, be prepared. This is a messy job and requires disassembling the printer from the top. On the Canon printers that I have dealt with, there are several absorbers. One group is below the spot where the print cartridges rest when idle. The rest are down at the absolute bottom of the unit. These are rubbery pads that sit in plastic wells in the case.

The pads can be reused. You need to rinse them under running water until the water runs clear. Then dry the pads. When you replace the pads, with the printer off, press and hold the Stop/Resume button then press and hold the power button. Release the Stop button but not the power button. Press the Stop button twice in a row and then release the power button.

Next press the Stop button 4 times in a row then press and hold the power button until the printer turns off.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(This assumes that your MX printer has the same buttons as other MX printers.)

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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.


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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Download this utility
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Reset both especially if both have been replaced

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