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Waste ink absorber

The wast ink absorber is full. I cannot change the ribbon

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    Canon IR1670F copier....LED states 'waste drum full. Prepare new drum;. Seems like there should be a way to empty the waste toner out and be able to continue using cartridge until the toner is empty.... Is this possible?

  • akhmal May 16, 2008

    my canon pixma mp150 cnnot be used anymore. it is always show the warning blinking led on my printer. is this my printer ink absorber full? please help me

  • mnicho May 19, 2008

    Canon Pixma MP150 Waste ink absorber full message. At the moment it still works when you repress the start button but message appearing much more frequently . Instruction guide says take to Canon Dealer but have been quoted amounts to fix it that are more expensive than a new printer .Is there an easy fix or should the printer be binned and one from a different manufacturer bought.

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    Have tried maintenance to clean rollers but not successful. What now?

  • FLTOW GIRL Sep 26, 2008

    I had the same problem for my waste ink absorber, So i googled my problem and low and behold you solved my problem,... (except for the hands on part, by two brilliant women.) Thanks for everything









  • naughty_nic Oct 09, 2008

    Bports you are a GOD! Thank you so much for the info!! You saved me! It worked like a charm! I wish I could give you a great big hug! Thanks again -Nicole

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    chen hong Oct 13, 2008

    I cant clear the waste ink absorber (E27).

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    ink absorber full

  • JPlloyd Feb 26, 2009

    My Canon IP3000 is full on the Ink Absorber and I cannot print.

    How can I fix this problem?


  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    bsports! You DA MAN! Thank you so much! You are appreciated!!

    PEACE!


    Derek D.

  • kiatoa May 11, 2010

    cleaned the pads but I have an error of 5800. Please help.

    kiatoa@kol.co.nz

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This is actually a very easy fix. Two absorber pads are located on the right side of the printer, under the ink cartridges. With the printer on, lift the top to expose the cartridges. They will automatically move out of the way. You can move them to the left side by hand if the printer is not on. You will probably need a flashlight to see the pads. They each sit in a rubber retainer. The pads can be removed very easily and cleaned. Take the pads out of the retainers with tweezers. They clean up nicely with warm water but you can use something like Simple Green if they are stubborn. It is best to use a spray bottle (on stream) and blast it through the pad until it is white. Sometimes just putting it under a running faucet will do the trick. If there is ink in the rubber retainer after taking the pad out, it can be cleaned up with a paper towel. Put the pads back into the retainers and you have successfully cleaned the ink absorbers. Now you may have to reset the error message so you can get back to printing. This is how to do it.How to clear E27 Code

  • With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
  • When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
  • When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
  • When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print (auto teste)
2 times Green EEPROM print (dados da EEPROM)
3 times Orange EEPROM reset (EEPROM reset)
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset (Absorvente reset)
  • Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off) then turn it on again.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

  • Shirley Apr 21, 2012

    Wow. My printer has been packed away for almost a year now, if not more. since am in the islands and we do not have a canon dealer here, and one local technician said to me that my printer may be dead, i gave up hope. but lo and behold! as if by some divine intervention i decided to google this waste ink absorber thing and in a matter of minutes, my printer is printing again. bports, you are a Godsent and I bless you. thanks a million.

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Where can i buy canon waste ink absorber?

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  • bgceco Dec 29, 2010

    I stripped my MP150 and it wasn't a pleasent job, but that's the only way to clean the waste ink absorber. Do not recommend to anyone to buy this printer but if you are in the same situation look at this video how it's done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X75PIz9_Q...

  • bgceco Dec 29, 2010

    I stripped my MP150 and it wasn't a pleasent job, but that's the only way to clean the waste ink absorber. Do not recommend to anyone to buy this printer but if you are in the same situation look at this video how it's done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X75PIz9_Q...

  • bgceco Dec 29, 2010

    I stripped my MP150 and it wasn't a pleasent job, but that's the only way to clean the waste ink absorber. Do not recommend to anyone to buy this printer but if you are in the same situation look at this video how it's done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?X75PIz9_Q6s

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Don't understand the change the ribbon comment but I have had a similar problem with waste ink absorber on another Canon printer (and lots of other people have.. there is a web site dedicated to fixing printer problems and this is a common one) You need to get a SERVICE manual -not the user manual you get with the printer- I got one for mine by doing a web search and buying one (mine was approx 5USD). In it you can get a code which you put in to reset and it will get rid of the waste absorber message and allow you to use the printer. I wouldn't do the reset more than once - the waste absorber is a pad that collects the ink from the head cleaning and if it gets too full of ink it could leak and damage other parts of your printer (or mark your furniture). Canon tell you to get the printer serviced when you see this message! If you get the service manual it gives you instructions on how to take the printer to pieces and change the pad...depends on how keen you are!
Hope this helps...I now wouldn't buy a new Canon printer because of this problem...Good Luck

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Thanks bsports, I'm now covered in **** and the bits have fallen into the printer. Thanks also to Cannon for surprising me with this ****. You can shove your printers from now on.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

You can get at what I think must be the waste ink absorber tucked away on the right, in the front. What about usi a twist of absorbent paper or cloth and repeating as necessary?

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Waste Ink Absorber full - Canon Pixma

Reporting solution by daweed:
"WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL or FULL ERROR MESSAGE PROBLEM
This is true with many Canon Ink Jet Printers: Eventually, you'll get an error message "Waste Ink Tank Almost Full, Contact Your Canon Repair Center". Canon is totally sly about this, and is actually a pretty ridiculous design flaw that they should be ashamed of- planned obsolescence. Anyway, don't let this problem discourage buying an otherwise fantastic Canon printer.
This problem will also be indicated by flashing orange lights on your printer. Different flashes for different models.
LOOK IN YOUR PRINTER MANUAL TO KNOW WHAT NUMBER OF FLASHES INDICATE. In any case, your computer printer software will also tell you exactly what is going on.
You need to do this after you get the WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL message and the printer continues to work, but BEFORE the WASTE TANK FULL message and the printer completely stops. I think. ;-)
Here's the fix:
The waste ink take is actually just a felt pad that sits under the printer mechanism inside the case and absorbs the ink from your cleanings. From what I gather, its both a time consuming and expensive proposition to take to Canon to fix. And they won't tell people how to do it themselves. Well, I WILL. And this works.
Remember of course, you've got to cycle the cleaning process a huge amount of times to get this to occur.
But when it does, there is a fix-it-yourself solution that is both safe and effective for the printer, and free. You have to be slightly mechanical to do this. If you get this message and you've never used a screwdriver and are all thumbs, well, Canon gotcha. But give it a shot even then, or give it to someone halfway coordinated to do this for you.
You may RESET the printer code first if you like or do it after you clean the pad
In some cases you may need to REMOVE THE PRINT HEAD FIRST or the reset code will not work. This was true of the S900 and i960 so, remove the print head first before doing this reset.
This is the correct code for the S and I (like i960) series of printers. (M series below this)
1) Power off printer
2) Hold RESUME button then press and hold POWER. (The beeper MAY sound once, or may not depending on your model.)
3) Hold POWER and Release RESUME.
4) Press RESUME twice then release both POWER and RESUME buttons.
5) When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME 4 times (for the S900, 3 times for the 8200 apparently).
6) Press power to set data.
7) Print away!
For other codes for other printers and more info go here to this big forum (but try the above first) Fix Your Own Printer Generally many of Canon's models use exactly this same code, the i models use the same code, all the s models use the same code.
I did this and it works fine! No more error messages and so..."

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