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When I try to print, I can't; it says "The waste ink absorber is full. Contact the service center for the replacement of the waste ink absorber."

I cannot print. When I try to print, I get a box that comes up that says "the ink absorber is full and needs to be replaced"

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This error means that the waste ink pads have filled up to the point where the printer believes the ink will overflow and leak or cause damage to the printer.

To give you a quick primer... Every time you run a cleaning routine or printer borderless photos the printer will dump a small amount of ink into a set of highly absorbent pads that live in the base of the printer.

These pads can only accept so much ink before they become full but experience has shown that you could reset the EEPROM waste counter if you locate the appropriate codes for your printer.

I'd recommend asking on nifty-stuff.com in the forums and see if someone can provide the information and code you need.

Hope that helps.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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    Martin Smallridge May 28, 2009

    Just to note, you do need to provide your model number if you expect to be provided with more information specific to your printer.


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SOURCE: printer says ''waste Ink absorber is full'' see service center

This is what the manual says: Ink used for cleaning is absorbed in a waste ink absorber placed in the machine. Press [OK] to cancel the error so that you can continue printing. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing cannot be done until the waste ink absorber is replaced.
Canon recommends to contact a Canon service representative as soon as possible.

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SOURCE: Waste ink absorber full - contact service center for replacement

STEP 1:
- Disconnect printer from AC power

STEP 2:
- Press and HOLD the POWER button, and
connect printer to AC power

This simple power off procedure worked on my IP1500!

Cleaning the absorber was also easy. Power up with the cover open until the head moves to the left side then disconnect the power cord so the head is now positioned away from the pads.
The two pads can be lifted up easily with a pair of sharp tweezers then rinsed in running water. They will become white again and can be blotted with paper napkins then air dried in a warm location (I used an industrial oven set to 40°C). The wells in the rubber holder can be cleaned with cotton swabs before returning the two pads (left side first, then press down the right side).

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SOURCE: The waste ink absorber is full.

You have to contact the Canon agent to get the waste absorber replaced. or you can continue it with pressing resume everytime.

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This always works in case you need your printer for Emergency ^_^.

  1. Turn off the printer
  2. And unplug the printer power cable
  3. Press and Hold the POWER button
  4. Plug the power cable again
  5. The indicator (LED) should be green
  6. Press and Release the RESUME button, the indicator (L.E.D.) should be orange
  7. Press and Release the RESUME button again, the indicator (L.E.D.) should be green
  8. Release POWER button
  9. Windows will detect new printer and you just have to install it again.
  10. It will create a copy of Canon i320 printer. Just delete the old one and rename the copy.
  11. You are done.

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Ink absober is full


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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What is e 27 and e 8??


Those two are error codes, and they mean the following:

E8 - The waste ink absorber is almost full. Press the OK button to clear the error.
Printing can be done until the waste ink absorber becomes full. If the waste ink absorber becomes full, please contact your local Service Center for replacement of the absorber and machine maintenance.
The waste ink absorber is a part inside the machine, which absorbs ink used in the cleaning operations, etc.

E27 - Manual does not specify what this means, but tells you what you should do: Turn the machine off, and remove the power plug from the outlet. About ten minutes later, plug it in again, and turn the machine on. If the problem is not resolved, the machine may require servicing. Please contact your local Service Center.
You can read more about the error codes on Canon website.

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"ink absorber is almost full, contact service center" - what does this mean?


Inkjet printer has waste ink absorber inside, sponge alike. The function of waste ink absorber is to localize and keep waste ink safe inside the printer and does not harm the electrical parts.
Waste ink is produced from print head cleaning process and borderless printing. When capacity of the ink absorber raise to about 90% then warning message appears.
You need to bring your printer to the nearest service center to get waste ink absorber replaced.

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or you can reset the waste ink tank and keep using the machine but it will damage ur printer and may gone permanently..

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Waste ink absorber error 1700
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)
Waste ink absorber error 1700
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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Press the OK button to clear the error.
Printing can be done until the waste ink absorber becomes full. If the waste ink absorber becomes full, please contact your local Service Center for replacement of the absorber and machine maintenance.

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Replacing the waste ink absorption pads is something an authorized canon service facility can take care of for you.

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Canon recommends to contact a Canon service representative as soon as possible.

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