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Error message "Waste Ink Absorber Almost Full" Question: How do I remove and clean or change. Thanks - a satisfied customer - I love the MP 150 Bob Hall sorry - forgot e-mail address e-mail: hd2wheeler@gmail.com

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  • hd2wheeler Sep 04, 2009

    I followed your solution to the letter. I even disconected it from the computer the second time and then unplugged it for 10 minutes and plugged it in and did it again. The little window continues to flash "E" then "8" but will not reset.



    Your comments.

    Thanks



    Bob

  • hd2wheeler Sep 04, 2009

    rylee_smith

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    Rylee - correction did work - I had to print out a document. Once I went to print the document, got the error message waste ink absober almost full, hit the color start button to override the error message it printed and apparently then reset. Works fine now.

    Thanks - You get my vote.......

    Bob

  • hd2wheeler Sep 04, 2009

    finally reset.

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Hi

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. You can reset your Canon MP 150 by following this procedure—


1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3) 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)
4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
5) Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off) then turn it on again.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Sep 04, 2009

    Hi





    Thanks for using FixYa. Error E8 is the waste ink error only. Please check thi procedure for reset--



    Service mode operation procedures:
    1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding 1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding.the Stop/ Reset button. The Stop / Reset button.

    2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button. 2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop / Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
    3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a 3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into aservice mode. service mode. (Waiting for menu selection) (Waiting for menu selection)
    4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the 4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop / Reset button the specified number of time (s) according to thefunction listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in function listed in the table below. (Each time the Stop / Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately inorange and green, starting with orange.) orange and green, starting with orange.)

    The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks
    4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset procedures below. 4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset procedures below.




    Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

    2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button. 2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop / Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
    3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a 3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into aservice mode. service mode. (Waiting for menu selection) (Waiting for menu selection)
    4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the 4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop / Reset button the specified number of time (s) according to thefunction listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in function listed in the table below. (Each time the Stop / Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately inorange and green, starting with orange.) orange and green, starting with orange.)
    The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks
    4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset procedures below. 4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset procedures below.


    Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.

    Thanks
    Rylee

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Sep 04, 2009

    Hi



    Service mode operation procedures:
    1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding 1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding.the Stop/ Reset button. The Stop / Reset button.

    2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button. 2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop / Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
    3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a 3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into aservice mode. service mode. (Waiting for menu selection) (Waiting for menu selection)
    4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the 4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop / Reset button the specified number of time (s) according to thefunction listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in function listed in the table below. (Each time the Stop / Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately inorange and green, starting with orange.) orange and green, starting with orange.)

    The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks
    4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset procedures below. 4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset procedures below. Reset
    except for the followings: Reset except for the followings:
    - USB serial number - USB serial number
    - Destination setting - Destination setting
    - Waste ink counter - Waste ink counter






    2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button. 2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop / Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
    3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a 3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into aservice mode. service mode. (Waiting for menu selection) (Waiting for menu selection)
    4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the 4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop / Reset button the specified number of time (s) according to thefunction listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in function listed in the table below. (Each time the Stop / Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately inorange and green, starting with orange.) orange and green, starting with orange.)
    The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks
    4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset procedures below. 4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset procedures below. Reset
    except for the followings: Reset except for the followings:
    - USB serial number - USB serial number
    - Destination setting - Destination setting
    - Waste ink counter - Waste ink counter



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Clean the two absorber pads
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