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Hello. My Canon ip8500 waste tank is full. How do I remove/ clean it? Many thanks for your help. George

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  • theoldsailor Jun 25, 2009

    Many thanks for your attempt at a response.


    But please read my request again.


    I want to know how to remove/clean the waste tank; not the indicator.
    I know how to re set the indicator; that is in the manual. But it does not fix the cause, just the warning.


    So, here we go again: how do I remove and clean the waste tank. Starting with how to take the covers off.


    Thanks for your help.


    The Old Sailor

  • theoldsailor Jun 26, 2009

    Thanks again.


    We are getting closer, but . . .


    Both your responses were in the public domain and I have seen them before I wrote to you for specific iP8500 instructions.


    The ip8500 case is NOT like the s900, which I had before this.


    Would really appreciate it if you could find real ip8500 pictures or text for me.
    (The Maintenance Manual I saw has no instructions on how to remove the cover.)


    Thanks again,


    The Old Sailor

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U just need to reset the counter.....

First thing you need to do is print an EEPROM information page, step number 2 below.
Once you have an EEPROM print you can reset the waste ink counter, if needed, which is step number 4 below.


Service Mode: This printer has a service mode for service-related settings and for performing test prints. The operator panel buttons are used to enter the desired service mode.
Service Mode Operations

With the printer powered off, hold down the resume button and press the power button.

While holding down the power button, release the resume button and press the resume button twice in succession. Now release the power button.

The indicator will blink in green and remain lit in green.

Select one of the following service mode functions by pressing the “RESUME Button” the specified number of times.

1 time = Service test print.
2 times = EEPROM information print.
3 times = EEPROM initialization
4 times = Waste ink counter resetting
5 times = Destination settings
6 times = Print head deep cleaning

Then press the “Power Button” one time to perform the function just selected.


if that doesn help..... get back to us.... we ll tell u what to do....
good luck

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Dear Theoldsailor
This printer has a service mode for service-related settings and for performing test prints. The operator panel buttons are used to enter the desired service mode.

Service Mode Operations:

With the printer powered off, hold down the resume button and press the power button.

While holding down the power button, release the resume button and press the resume button twice in succession. Now release the power button.

The indicator will blink in green and remain lit in green.

Select one of the following service mode functions by pressing the “RESUME Button” the specified number of times.

1 time = Service test print.
2 times = EEPROM information print.
3 times = EEPROM initialization
4 times = Waste ink counter resetting
5 times = Destination settings
6 times = Print head deep cleaning

Then press the “Power Button” one time to perform the function just selected.

Hope that helps. Please do not forget to rate the solution :)

Thanks and Regards,
Srinivas

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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    Srinivas Dhulipala Jun 25, 2009

    Hello,
    Although I don't have instructions for the exact model but here are the instructions for similar model.. hope these help :) ... follow these meanwhile I would try to get images if possible. Here are the instructions.

    1) Figure out how to open the printer by removing the side and inside top plastic panels. Just look at the thing, its all pressure clipped in place, no screws (at least on the S900 and similar models, probably still the same on this years models.) Look for slots and triangles on the 960.
    On the i960 you'll have to remove the power buttons assembly on the front- take out the two screws, unplug the internal white electro connector plug CAREFULLY, then you can undo the last clip that holds the top in place.

    2) No need to remove the ink cartridges in this process- so don't. The mechanism is held down in place in the case by two screws at the very bottom on the outside bottom of the metal chassis inside. Remove these screws then lift up the mechanism. It should lift out fairly easily, but remain attached by wires-- just place it on the top edge of the case.

    3) You'll see the blackened (from waste ink) felt pads on the bottom. WEAR GLOVES-- this is skin indelible ink, the only thing that will get it off your hands is CLOROX. Period. There are two skinny pads that sit on top of a larger pad. Note how they fit together.

    4) Lift the pads out and rinse out thorough in a sink until very little or no ink comes out. There's no need to use chemical or soap cleaners, just use plain water from the tap and the spray nozzle. Keep rinsing and squeezing the pads, but don't twist them like a towel, squeeze and fold in half however to really get the ink out.
    Lay flat in the sun for a few hours to dry. Use a hairdryer to get the last bit of moisture out then replace in the printer, and put everything back together.

    5) RESET the printer electronics, so you won't get the stupid "waste ink tank full" message any more. Do an online web search if this doesn't work for your model, although this works (or slight variations0 for many, including the 8200, the S800, and S900, and the i-series like the i869, i950, i960, etc.Two main buttons on the top of the printer- Power and the Resume:

    If you've reset the code first, then cleaned the pad, you're now ready to print again.

    If you've cleaned the pad first, go back and reset the printer, and then print away.

    Regards,
    Srinivas


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