Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
Canon recomend that you need to bring the printer to your local service provider, canon will not provide Joe Public with the replacement parts as consumables and even more importantly they will not provide the the software to reset the error message.
From what I can see there is a hardware fix for the problem - switch off, hold this down then Hold that down then switch on and then hold this down again, but the hard ware solutions often are merely temporary fixes, and need to be repeated on a regular basis to keep the printers running.
There are a number of websites which claim to provide the software fixes however using these is a kin to sailing in uncharted waters, it is your own choice however I would be hesitant to recommend it to anyone especially if there are a few goverment secrets on your hard disk
My advice is to find out how much your local service center will charge you to replace the ink absorber, then decide whether it is worth the expense. And when it comes time to change the printer remember canon's have ink absorbers which need to be changed by a service engineer
For more discussion on this problem (and many of the hard ware fixes plus a few links to the software reset providers) see the forums on
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Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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