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Waste Ink near full shows on screen. Won't print!

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Hi ...

Cannon Pixma MP780 have an absorber and this error is related to this absorber.

This printer has an ink absorber that takes in ink during the printing and print head cleaning processes. The cleaning process is necessary in order to keep the print head nozzles from becoming clogged. Over the life of the printer, the amount of ink that the ink absorber has absorbed is calculated by the printer. Eventually, after substantial use, the printer will enter an error condition when the ink absorber is nearly full. At this point, printing is still possible. Press the <Stop/Reset> button to cancel the error. You will still be able to print for a short period. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.
Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. 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.

I would suggest that you take your printer to the nearest cannon service centre and get it repaired.

Don't forget to vote if this helps ... Cheers :)

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: WASTE INK NEAR FULL

I have the same problem and my power will not turn on if the resume button is depressed. Is there a way to fix the waste ink problem?

Posted on May 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Cannon printer MultiPass.MP390 waste ink

1)Printer on, press Additional Functions, Scan, Copy, Scan
Now you should be in service mode from there for waste ink tank reset it is simalar to what has already been posted

2)Select Test mode which is like the last avalabe selection
3)Select #8 Printer Test, it will do something here like cleaning or something then it will come up with some other option this is where it gets a bit confusing cause now all it says is like 8-2 or 8-3 push the + or - button until it says 8-3 then hit the select button

The menu will now say EEPRON Clear
Select Ink count which is option (0) and press set

Then press Stop/Reset Followed by the power button and then wait for it to restart.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Waste ink near full

Here is a link that provides info about this problem. hope this helps.




http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=2610&modelid=10443#SupportDetailAct

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon PIXMA iP3000 waste ink tank showing nealry full..

Follow this procedure:
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

SOURCE: canon mp 390 waste ink near full

Some user tried the procedure to reset waste ink tanf full on Canon MP 360 and ... Reset Ink Level for Canon MX300 · Reset Counter Canon iP1500 and iP1000 ...
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