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Waste ink full

The waste ink reservoir is full how do I deal with it?

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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    he waste ink absorber is full.
    Contact the service center for the replacement of the waste ink absorber.

    The remaining level of the following ink is unknown.
    Color [24]
    The following ink tanks are running low.
    Black [24]
    There is a possibility that the printer cannot detect the remaining ink level properly. Reset the ink counter using the Maintenance tab of the printer driver whenever you have replaced any ink tank with new one.

  • ConanSucks Apr 17, 2008

    I called Canon and they ant me to buy a new printer!! How can I do this myself?



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Following is the procedure to reset the waste ink counter for the Canon Pixma MP150

1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding
the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a
service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the
function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in
orange and green, starting with orange.)note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.

The number of the Reset
button pressing
LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset

5) Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off)
then turn it on again.

Posted on Oct 12, 2007


How about a description for people who need to know which buttons to press in what order... your solution here is all do this... but first do that and while you were doing that do this first- freakin impenetrable.......

Posted on Feb 24, 2008


Worked a treat.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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It means that your well used printer has reached the point that it needs maintenance: your printer waste ink pads and reservoir need to be removed and cleaned/replaced AND the internal counter reset.

It is 'officially' recommneded that you take your printer to Canon prnter service centre but I think that buying a new cheap printer would be a cheaper option!

You an also try to maintain and fix the problem your printer yourself: resetting the counter is 'relatively' simple (by going to the Service menu) BUT YOU MUST clean the waste ink pads and reservoir or RISK A MAJOR INK OVEFLOW DISASTER.

If you want to do it yourself, just Google for 'MP150 Waste ink counter' ....

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