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Ink tank error message Canon iP3500

Ink Tank error message displayed. It has been working on these tanks (not Canon) ok & tanks see full. Any way round this without having to buy expensive Canon tanks? The cyan cartridge has a problem . When installed the light goes on but after a minute or two goes out. This happens with a new Canon cartridge. it seems that the printhead contacts are not high enough to make contact with the cartridge. Is there any way to correct?

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Sorry this isn't a solution but I'm having the same problem. Even if I exchange the colors, it's always the cyan no matter what slot it's in!?!?! Not the slot.

Can I turn that color OFF???

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Hi, I refilled cartridge CLI-526M fromCanon Prixma MG5250 and I have the error U130. How can I resolve the error to reprint? Thanks.


FAQ: An Error Message Is Displayed on the LCD

Issue

If an error message is displayed on the LCD, take the corresponding action described below.

Cause
The following ink may have run out. Replacing the ink tank is recommended. U041 Print head is not installed.Install the print head.U051 / The type of print head is incorrect.Install the correct print head.U052 Some ink tanks are not installed in place. U072 / More than one ink tank of the following color is installed. U071 The remaining level of the following ink cannot be correctly detected. Replace the ink tank. U130 The following ink tank cannot be recognized. U043 U140 U150 The following ink has run out. Replace the ink tank. U163 There are no photos in memory card Contact the support center or service center for ink absorber replacement. Press OK to continue printing Ink absorber full. Service required Timeout error has occurred The device may be incompatible. Remove the device and check the manual supplied with the connected device An unsupported USB hub is connected. Remove the hub. B200Printer error has occurred. See the manual **** Printer error has occurred. Turn off power then back on again. If problem persists, see the manual

Jul 06, 2011 | Canon MG5250 Printer

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"The waste ink absorber is almost full" message?


This applies to the CANON PIXMA MP130 and other ink-jets made by Canon/Pixma.

According to the user's manual, "Ink used to clean the print head is absorbed by the waste ink tank. When this message is displayed, the waste ink tank needs to be replaced, or the machine requires maintenance". There is no information about how to replace or empty the waste ink tank.

In any case, you can try the following to clear up the error, but eventually you'll need the waste tank to be emptied or replaced. And as far as I know, you can't find the replacement parts to buy, nor the instructions to empty the waste tank.

Turn on your MP130.
1) After that press: Menu - Scan - Copy - Scan or Menu-Copy-Scan-Copy-Copy in some models, it depends on the date it was produced)
2) Select TEST MODE.
3) Enter NVRAM ACCESS
4) Select SET ABS-M LEVEL TO 0
5) Select OK
6) Keep selecting OK untill you leave the TEST MODE

Then turn it OFF and again ON. Check if the error message is still there.
The following is taken from the Canon website, regarding this specific error:

"Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. We are aware that there are many "do-it-yourself" Web sites that offer instructions for making this repair. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Be aware that if you attempt this procedure, it is at your own risk."

As I mentioned before, I have not found any way or procedure to empty or replace the waste ink absorber nor the necesary replacement part.

on Apr 02, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I keep getting this error message come up, 'The waste ink absorber is almost full - see manual'.what do I need to do as the manual doesnt give details.


According to the user's manual, "Ink used to clean the print head is absorbed by the waste ink tank. When this message is displayed, the waste ink tank needs to be replaced, or the machine requires maintenance". There is no information about how to replace or empty the waste ink tank.

In any case, you can try the following to clear upo the error, but eventually you'll need the waste tank to be emptied or replaced.

Turn on your MP130.
1) After that press: Menu - Scan - Copy - Scan or Menu-Copy-Scan-Copy-Copy in some models, it depends on the date it was produced)
2) Select TEST MODE.
3) Enter NVRAM ACCESS
4) Select SET ABS-M LEVEL TO 0
5) Select OK
6) Keep selecting OK untill you leave the TEST MODE
Then turn it OFF and again ON. Check if the error message is still there

The following is taken from the Canon website, regarding this specific error:
"Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. We are aware that there are many "do-it-yourself" Web sites that offer instructions for making this repair. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Be aware that if you attempt this procedure, it is at your own risk."
As I mentioned before, I have not found any way or procedure to replace the waste ink absorber nor the necesary replacement part

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Tank absorber full and lights blinking


The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.

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

Sep 14, 2009 | Canon i350 InkJet Printer

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Ink tank error message Canon iP3500


Canon ink tanks contain a chip allowing the printer to identify genuine ink tanks. You need to buy reasonable quality replacement ink tanks i.e. from (Google) 'Inkjets & Toners'

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thre was a part of inks that didn't worked....so there is no problem of the machine but problem of the chip

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Waste ink tank full


normally, the logical solution is to replace your waste ink tank, but I have tried a solution which could make your canon printer function again.

Try this: With your printer turned ON, press and hold the I/O switch then pull off the power cord. This will turn off your printer. But without lifting your finger on the I/O switch put back your power cord. the I/O switch will blink for a second and will go off, then turn-on your printer again and see if it works.

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Error messages: U150 + Ink tank errors have occured


Reset Canon MP600 to the Factory Setting
  1. Press the HOME button.
  2. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel or the right/left arrow to select Settings, and then press OK button.
  3. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel or the right/left arrow to select Device settings, then press the OK button.
  4. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B) or the up/down arrow to select Reset settings, then press the OK button.
  5. Use the Easy-Scroll wheel or the up/down arrow to select Yes on the confirmation screen and then press OK.
  6. Press the HOME button to return to the HOME menu.

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ON THE CHIPS, TRY CLEANING THEM WITH ALCOHOL (70%)

SOME BRANDS YOU CAN SHAKE THE CARTRDGES TO RESET THE INK COUNTER

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