Canon I350 waste absorber full...googled it read and read then took the printer apart to repair it or rather empty absorber and then reset the printer. Good so far right...nope I know my problem and how to fix it but when I went to put the printer back together I have spare parts...ooppss. 2 small springs and one white plastic thing that all go on to the assembly below where the ink cartridge sits. I can not find a picture or anything so far to help put this together properly. Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Re: Fixed it until I Broke it I350
Good try.. If the printing, Paper Handling, Head Caps, Suctions and Cleaner were not affected, I mean you still can print correctly then it's fine. But you have to locate and fixed it to their exact position for it may cause hardware mechanism irregularities. Remember the module you have dettached before one and another. Springs usually sets on paper handling, anything that swings back and forth and least to tighthening gaps. Hope this helps.
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If you peel apples, the apple-peel becomes "waste", and you put the waste into a bin. When the bin is full, you have to do something, i.e., empty the bin into a composter, or send the bin to the land-fill, or you get another bin.
Similarly, when your printer "wastes" ink, the ink is retained inside the printer, until the waste-absorber unit becomes full.
Take the printer to a qualified technician, to either "empty" the bin, or to "replace" the bin.
The waste ink absorber is getting full. Press the OK button to clear the error. Printing can be done until the waste ink absorber becomes full. If the waste ink absorber becomes full, please contact your local Service Center for replacement of the absorber and machine maintenance.
The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange
Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used
during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is
nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the
error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely
full, contact a Canon service representative.
Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this
error occurs. Once the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will no
longer be possible.
The waste ink absorber is a piece of sponge that (as its name implies) absorbs waste ink. On many Canon printers it an be removed if you are fairly dextrous. Wash it out and dry it and then refit. It may well be a fiddle but it will go back in.
The difficult bit is resetting the printer so that it knows the absorber is empty.
Do a google on resetting the waste ink warning for your particular printer (it's not the same for every Canon).
It's done with various combinations of button pressing and light sequences and generally works first time (though one of mine took 4 or 5 goes before it actually reset).
Inkjet printers have a fibrous pad inside them that collects the waste
ink from cleaning the print head. Over time, this pad fills up with ink
and can no longer hold any more. When this occurs, the printer
indicates a "waste ink full" error.
The waste ink absorption pads cannot be emptied, only replaced.
the waste ink absorption pads is something an authorized canon service
facility can take care of for you. Once they are replaced,
it'll be functional again.
You'll always find the wast ink absorber under the printer head after
printer head prints and rest, there is a rubber type clip which cleans
the head and the ink drips down on the cushion absorber. Disassemble
the printer and remove the cushion than dip in the bucket of water
until ink dissolves out of the cushion and wash under running tap until clean then dry
and finish, put back the item and assemble the printer.
according to cannon the Waste ink ABORBER not tank is getting full. To clear this error press resume and print button. But this will only fix your problem if at all for a short time as this is not considered user replaceable part. You can contact canon on line at http://consumer.usa.canon.com Good luck