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Waste ink absorber is full

I have a canon pixma ip4000 and i need to clean the waste ink absorber myself,can you give me instructions please

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The power of and wll clear the counters but will only be a temp fix.

Remover the case along witht top and sides. Look down each side and you will se 4 screws (one in each corner) remove thes and lift out the works. In the bottom is the ink pads. Be very carefull as they will be full of ink. Clean using running water (do not squeze dry as this will ruin them) run water untill no ink is seen and leave to dry in a natural way for about a day . in the su is ok . then put back to gether remembering were they all fit. Now do the on ac and hold resume button then let it go but still on on button push resume button 2 times and let both go wait ti all green then push resume button 4 times then wait . turn pronter off tehn on again .aall finished should work perfectly

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My canon pixma ip1300 have the same problem, i tried many suggestions here to no avail, until i tried this one, voila!!!!! like magic i can print again. . . . .put off my plan to buy another printer. . . . thank you fixya... .u really made my day

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

Re: waste ink absorber is full

- Disconnect printer from AC power

- Press and HOLD the POWER button, and
connect printer to AC power

This simple power off procedure worked on my IP1500! I think you can try this for ip4000 also...

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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I also have a Canon Pixma, seems my turn is up and coming too.
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