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Need to replace either bottom case unit QM2-1496 or the ink absorbers. Is this something I can do myself? If so, how do I get the part and directions?

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    Getting the message my waste ink absorber is almost full. I have pushed the resume button to finish my print job. However, I know this is only a temporary solution. I've been through this before with another Canon printer. On the Canon site it gives part #'s for replacement parts but no informaton on how to install them or how to get them. Is this something I can do myself. I love this printer and have a lot of ink on hand. Not interested in getting another printer.



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You can do it yourself but you really need to change the waste is compact foam located at the inside bottom of the printer..take out the waste absorber and bring it to the nearest computer store..if you cannot find the same thing then you can put an extension hose for the waste then extend outside the printer and use a small plastic bottle to catch the waste.

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Possybly- go to
As this web link provides part details as well as provides access to kits required for the replacement. Yes Canon service center is always there, Thanks for contacing Fixya

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Printer absorber problem. Canon Pixma MX 700 all-in-one printer

Most ink-jet printers are designed to be replaced when the ink absorber is full. (The error message comes up when the count of pages printed gets close to the expected number of pages before failure of the printer.) These pads absorb waste ink during the print head cleaning cycle and when full will smear ink everywhere.

To temporarily clear the message, press the OK button. Canon offers a set of replacement parts through their service centers. However, if the printer is out of warranty, this may not be worthwhile. See this site: for more information about Canon Support. If you get the replacement kit, it will include the directions for resetting the printer's waste ink counter.

If you want to replace the absorbers, be prepared. This is a messy job and requires disassembling the printer from the top. On the Canon printers that I have dealt with, there are several absorbers. One group is below the spot where the print cartridges rest when idle. The rest are down at the absolute bottom of the unit. These are rubbery pads that sit in plastic wells in the case.

The pads can be reused. You need to rinse them under running water until the water runs clear. Then dry the pads. When you replace the pads, with the printer off, press and hold the Stop/Resume button then press and hold the power button. Release the Stop button but not the power button. Press the Stop button twice in a row and then release the power button.

Next press the Stop button 4 times in a row then press and hold the power button until the printer turns off.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(This assumes that your MX printer has the same buttons as other MX printers.)

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Ink Absorber Full on Canon Printers

When you see the error "Ink absorber nearly full" or "ink absorber full" you
really need a shop to replace the ink absorber. The error is generated by firmware in the printer or multi-function that counts the number of prints, power cycles, and cleaning operations. It is not a sensor or gauge inside to be reset. The absorbers are thick pads covering the bottom of the print engine and all waste ink from the purge assembly is directed through channels and tubes to these absorbers. You should never reset the error code without fresh absorbers installed as the ink can fill inside and ruin the printer or damage the furniture the printer sits on. The absorbers are fairly cheap, from $10.00 to about $20.00 and after changing the pads the Canon repair person will enter the service mode and reset the counter. This operation is well worth the expense as a good technician will clean and lubricate the printer at the same time ensuring you of longer trouble-free printing.

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Error code 5100

There is no error 5100 in the manual so look at the following:

(1) Operator call errors (by LED blinking in orange)

LED blinking in orange. Error Solution Remarks

2 times No paper. Set paper, and press the Resume/Cancel button.

3 times Paper jam. Remove the jammed paper, and pressthe Resume/Cancel button.

4 times No ink. Replace the empty ink tank(s). (Pressing the Resume/Cancel button will exit the error without ink tank replacement.)

5 times The print head is not installed properly. - Install the print head, and close the

front cover.- With the print head installed, turn theprinter off and on.

- Re-install the print head.

8 times Warning: The waste ink absorber is almost full (approx. 95% of the

maximum capacity). Pressing the Resume/Cancel buttonwill exit the error, and enable printing.

In repair servicing, replace the bottom case unit (QM2-0647), or 5-item set of

the ink absorbers


The service call error, indicating the waste ink absorber is full, is likely to occur soon.

9 times The connected digital camera or digital video camera does not support

Camera Direct Printing.

After removing the cable between the camera and the printer, press the Resume/Cancel button, and re-connect the cable.

(2) Service call errors (by LED blinking alternately in orange and green, or lit in

orangeLED alternate blinking in orange and green

Error Solution

(Replacement of listed parts, which are likely to be faulty)

2 times Carriage error - Carriage unit (QM2-0655 / QM2-0831)

- Timing **** strip film (QA4-1053)

- Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)

- Carriage motor (QK1-0175)

3 times Paper feed error - Timing sensor unit (QG4-0277)

- Timing **** disk film (QC1-2781)

- Feed roller ***'y (QF4-0155)

- Platen unit (QM2-0650 / QM2-0828)

- Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)

- Paper feed motor (QK1-0224)

4 times Purging error - Purge unit (QM2-0825)

- Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)

6 times Internal temperature error - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)

7 times Waste ink absorber full - Ink absorber (QA4-1012 / 1013 / 1014 / 1015 / 1055)

- Bottom case unit (QM2-0647)

8 times Print head temperature rise - Print head (QY6-0042)

- Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)

9 times EEPROM error - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)

13 times USB Host VBUS overcurrent - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)

- DCD board ***'y (QM2-0825)

15 times Other hardware error - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)

Continuous alternate blinking

Flash ROM error - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)

Lights in orange

RAM error - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)


Hop you can understand the above as it is straight out of the service manual.

Good luck

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Service error 5200

Print head temperature rise error [5200] - Print head (QY6-0042)
- Logic board ***'y (QM2-1520)

Before replacement of the logic board ***'y, check the waste ink amount (by service test print or
EEPROM information print). If the waste ink amount is 7% or more, also replace the bottom case unit
(QM2-1249) or the ink absorbers (QC1-4222 / 4223 / 4224 / 4263 / 4264 / 4864) when replacing the
logic board ***'y. See 4. SERVICE MODE, for details.

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Printing job is slow and after that is stoping and shoing:Service Error 5200 is displyng and asck me to press the "Cancel Printing" button and after that the O "OK" button on the...

This error message has something to do with the print head or cartridge. You may need to replace or re-install the cartridge. It may also be cause by the ink waste absorber is already full and if that's the case you may need to send the printer for servicing but if you want to personally replace the ink waste absorber I suggest you check the printer manual first before proceeding.

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Wasted ink near full keeps flashing

It means you need a fresh ink absorber, the whole set is about $10.00 but it's best done at a shop where they can reset the counter after replacement. The ink absorbers are under the printer and cover the whole bottom of the printer case.

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The waste ink absorber is full

counter resetting
At bottom case unit
At ink absorber INK
To reset the waste ink
Select #7

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