I disagree with the advice at printerhelp.me.uk. It is not simple to clean out the ink absorber, but it is certainly possible. First, disassemble the printer,
then remove and squeeze out the pads of the approx 60 ml (1/4 cup) of condensed ink therein, then rinse them out with water and allow them to dry. Later, reassemble printer and perform a reset as per other articles on this site and others, or use downloadable resetting tool.
As others have pointed out, Canon and other companies are doing a service to us through the error message. If we don't clean the pads, eventually the ink would overflow and leak onto our desks. However, that would probably require 150% of the actual time or ink flow that they have used to activate the alarm.
Thanks a lot. It took me quite some time to get this done. The re assembly was the hardest part. Luckily i had two IP 1500 so I dis assemble the working one so i could see how to put it back together. Make sure you pay special attention to the parts that sits on the waste ink absorber. This was the hardest part to put back together. the pictures willnotgivup posted was of great help.
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You are looking at an aprox. 75% strip of your printer, the absorber sits at the bottom right had corner of the machine and it is a long drawn out procedure. There are instructions for replacing and cleaning ink absorbers on You Tube and also instructions for resetting the printer. It is too involved and lengthy to try repeat here. Try looking at:-
1.printer is offline 2.push resume button is red and in the same time push power button 3.do no let resume (red) button,and push the resume button 2 times 4.wait to appears numer zero to the screen 5.them push four times to resume button 6.close the printer and start up
Thanks for using FixYa. Open the cover, move the cartridges to the centre, and then press the pad of absorbent paper towel onto the waste ink pads. You can locate the waste ink pads to the right of the cartridges. This will absorb a lot of ink in the pads and that will remove the warning after you reset the printer waste ink tank counter. To reset your Printer please tell me the model number of your Unit so that I can provide you with model specific information. Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance. Thanks Rylee