Question about Canon PIXMA iP1800 InkJet Photo Printer

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I am getting the warning "Ink absorber full". Is there anythinh I can do on a DIY basis?

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  • romid Sep 11, 2009

    Hi sorry to sound so stupid but I cannot get printer head to remain in centre or at extreme left. What am I doing wrong?

  • romid Sep 11, 2009

    Hi soloved the problem of absorbiing the ink but now when I go through the procedure of resetting, on power up the lights flash as follows:

    Green light 14 flasshes

    Green light off

    Reset light on with eight flashes

    Reset light off, green light on for one flash

    Green light off

    Reset light on with eight flashes etc....

    Any ideas? Thanks.

  • romid Sep 12, 2009

    Hello again still lno solution to problem -

    have followeed your instructions to the letter but there is now a slight change:

    when pressing the power on button and pressing and holding the reset button the reset button light immediately comes on and I press the lighted button twice and release both.

    The reset button light goes out and the green light flashes as printer goes into service mode. The green light continues flashing and even if the reset button is pressed 4 times the sequence of one green and eight reset lights continunes until reset button is then pressed once. The green then becomes steady, however on starting to print the error message "ink absorber full" comers back on. complete with reset light. To print, reset button has to be pressed so we are back to square one again. Is there anything else you can think of to rerset thew system. Does the flashing reset light on 8 flash cycles tell you anything. Sorry to be a pain. Best wishes.

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Ink absorber is a pad under the print head area, in the bottom fo the printer that collects excess ink from the machine.

The machine will need to be taken apart, you need to remove the old ink absorbers either wash and dry them for few days and then replace them into the unit or puchase new ones.

After that is done the waste ink counter will need to be reset.

Manual for Service mode
1. Turn off the printer. And disconnect the printer cable.
2. Press and hold the POWER button, turn on the printer.
3. The indicator (L.E.D.) should be green.
4. Press and release the RESUME button , the indicator (L.E.D.)
should be orange.
5. Press and release the RESUME button again, the indicator
(L.E.D.) should be green
6. Release both buttons

if that doesn't reset it look for other suggestions at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/52198
and google - http://www.google.com/search?q=PIXMA+iP1800+ink+counter+reset&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:fi:official&client=firefox-a

Or to save some fustration and headache just take the machine to canon service center to get it serviced, the end result will be much better.

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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 Printer 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 11, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Sep 11, 2009

    Please turn off the printer before you bring the printhead in the center. After this is done you can follow the procedure to reset the waste ink counter--



    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 Printer 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

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Sep 11, 2009

    Please follow the exact procedure as mentioned. Check if in the first step you pressed the power button while the printer was off but plugged into a power source. Try to reset the printer 2-3 times if you are unable to reset it at once.



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

    Thanks
    Rylee

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