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Where is the waste ink absorber in the ip1600

Where is the waste ink absorber in the Cannon pixma ip1600?? My machine says it is full and won't let me print anymore. To have it repaired was $75.00 bought new one for $50.something but hate the waste. Could it be fixed by me??

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  • stsmoa May 14, 2009

    Thanks so much. Will give it a go and let you know. Hate to throw things away if they can be fixed. Thanks again. You're great.

  • stsmoa May 14, 2009

    Thanks again.

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You need to do following:
1) Canons generally have four screws that hold the entire printer mechanism on the plastic base. Some models do have a power supply module that slides out of the rear of the case, remove this first. Remove the four screws holding the printer mechanism onto the lower case. Some models may have more screws, but becareful not to remove any other screws! It just lifts off.

2) Take the waste ink pads out and lay them down on some newspapers by the sink. Set the waste ink pads in the sink. Pour some of the cleaning mixture into them to dissolve the ink, then gently run hot water through to rinse it out. It will never look clean, don't try, just get it so there is little ink left in the wash water. It is a rather fragile felt-like substance so if you try too hard, you can end up destroying it.

Squeeze out as much water as you can. Do -not- twist it like a towel!

Reinstall the ink pads and reassemble your printer.

Once you've got the pad cleaned and the printer back together, you'll need to reset the counter or it won't print.

1. remove cartridges
2. unplug AC power
3. hold power button and plug AC power (keep holding power button.
4. press resume 4 times

Posted on May 14, 2009

  • Frank Zhang
    Frank Zhang May 14, 2009

    hope help you fix it,

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The waste ink absorber is full.


Hey!Unfortunatly when the ink absorber is full the machine has reached its lifetime and the cheapest to do is to buy a new one as there are no why of cleaning or replacing the absorbers!!Sorry!!

Oct 20, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer

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Waste ink absorber is full


Hi there
Please under-stand at some time you will need to clean out the waste inkpads that are inside your printer or it going to be a big mess of inks coming out.
Canon Pixma iP1200, iP1600, iP2200 Resetter
1. Download software for Canon iP1200, iP1600, 2200 Printers.DOWNLOAD Service Tool Software for Canon Pixma Printer iP1200, iP1600, iP2200
2. Unzip downloaded file by WinZip, 7Zip, Izarc, etc
3. Run GeneralTool.exe
4. Select the connected USB port number from USB PORT
5. Click LOCK RELEASE, and select the applicable model name in SET DESTINATION
6. In CLEAR WASTE INK COUNTER, select MAIN or PLATEN. The selected waste ink counter will be reset. MAIN resets the main waste ink counter, PLATEN resets the platen waste ink counter.
If both the main and platen waste ink absorbers are replaced, reset both the main and platen waste ink counters
Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks


Mar 14, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer

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Cannon Pixma IP1600 is full and will not print, how do I fix it


Hi there
You can try this it some times works.

Super Canon User's method of resetting IP1600
1.Press Resume button hold for 1 - 2 minutes (count to 1 to 15-16)
2.Open the cover right away
3.Release Both cartridges out and then put cartridges them back again
4.Close The Cover
5.Turn Off Then Turn On again.

You can download the Resetter tools program from my website.

Click Link = http://www.4all2sell.com/reset-tools/ip1600st-RESETTER-TOOLS.zip
1. Download software for Canon iP1200, iP1600, 2200 Printers.
2. Unzip downloaded file by etc
3. Run GeneralTool.exe
4. Select the connected USB port number from USB PORT
5. Click LOCK RELEASE, and select the applicable model name in SET DESTINATION
6. In CLEAR WASTE INK COUNTER, select MAIN or PLATEN. The selected waste ink counter will be reset. MAIN resets the main waste ink counter, PLATEN resets the platen waste ink counter.
If both the main and platen waste ink absorbers are replaced, reset both the main and platen waste ink counters.
Free WinZip http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm
Please call back to vote
All the best: Pineworks

Feb 26, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer

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I have a Cannon iP1600 printer and when i want it to print, it tells me that the waste ink absorber is full. How can I fix it?


Hi there
You can try this it some times works.

Super Canon User's method of resetting IP1600
1.Press Resume button hold for 1 - 2 minutes (count to 1 to 15-16)
2.Open the cover right away
3.Release Both cartridges out and then put cartridges them back again
4.Close The Cover
5.Turn Off Then Turn On again.

You can download the Resetter tools program from my website.

Click Link = http://www.4all2sell.com/reset-tools/ip1600st-RESETTER-TOOLS.zip
1. Download software for Canon iP1200, iP1600, 2200 Printers.
2. Unzip downloaded file by etc
3. Run GeneralTool.exe
4. Select the connected USB port number from USB PORT
5. Click LOCK RELEASE, and select the applicable model name in SET DESTINATION
6. In CLEAR WASTE INK COUNTER, select MAIN or PLATEN. The selected waste ink counter will be reset. MAIN resets the main waste ink counter, PLATEN resets the platen waste ink counter.
If both the main and platen waste ink absorbers are replaced, reset both the main and platen waste ink counters.
Free WinZip http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm
Please call back to vote
All the best: Pineworks

Jan 10, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer

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Canon pixma 1200 waste ink absorber


u must change now cartiradge good luck enjoy vote for my comment

Aug 06, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer

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Waste ink absorber?


Hi. As you have not mentioned the make and model of the printer, I am giving here the procedure to reset waste ink counter applicable to most printers. Hope it helps.
Canon Pixma iP1200, iP1600, iP2200 Resetter
  1. Download software for Canon iP1200, iP1600, 2200 Printers.DOWNLOAD Service Tool Software for Canon Pixma Printer iP1200, iP1600, iP2200
  2. Unzip downloaded file by WinZip, 7Zip, Izarc, etc
  3. Run GeneralTool.exe
  4. Select the connected USB port number from USB PORT
  5. Click LOCK RELEASE, and select the applicable model name in SET DESTINATION
  6. In CLEAR WASTE INK COUNTER, select MAIN or PLATEN. The selected waste ink counter will be reset. MAIN resets the main waste ink counter, PLATEN resets the platen waste ink counter.
If both the main and platen waste ink absorbers are replaced, reset both the main and platen waste ink counters.

If you have a different printer model, then please tell me and I will research that for you. Thanks.

Jul 29, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer

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My Cannon IP 1600 waste ink absorber is full. can you help me?


If when the head is moved to the position for changing carts, I think on the right you may find trays under where the head is parked, normally. Sponge out with cotton buds some of the ink and run a resetter for this machine (Google resetter for Canon ip1600) hope you find it

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Where is the waste ink absorber on the pixma ip2200


Hi. I have researched on it and found that the procedure below resets the waste ink absorber most of the times and that too automatically. Hope it helps.

Canon Pixma iP1200, iP1600, iP2200 Resetter
  1. Download software for Canon iP1200, iP1600, 2200 Printers.DOWNLOAD Service Tool Software for Canon Pixma Printer iP1200, iP1600, iP2200
  2. Unzip downloaded file by WinZip, 7Zip, Izarc, etc
  3. Run GeneralTool.exe
  4. Select the connected USB port number from USB PORT
  5. Click LOCK RELEASE, and select the applicable model name in SET DESTINATION
  6. In CLEAR WASTE INK COUNTER, select MAIN or PLATEN. The selectedwaste ink counter will be reset. MAIN resets the main waste inkcounter, PLATEN resets the platen waste ink counter.
If both the main and platen waste ink absorbers are replaced, reset both the main and platen waste ink counters.

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