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Smudging I've used my pixma ip2000 pretty regularly for two years.  At one point I got the message that the ink waste tank was full, but I reset that according to instructions found on the internet.  Never saw the message again.  I use compatible ink cartridges all the time. Now the printer is leaving a faint, somewhat dotted line across the pages as I print.  I did the cleaning, deep cleaning, and bottom cleaning, to no avail.  Can you help? Thanks!! ~Joyce

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  • Joyart Jan 05, 2008

    Thanks for your help! I appreciate it. I kind of thought that might be the problem. I'm wondering if it's just as cheap to buy a new printer......

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2008

    I haven't gotten past the "waste ink reservoir full" part, and figure - if I'm going to have to buy a new printer anyway instead of going to the expense of getting this one fixed, I may as well do what Joyart did and at least reset the counter or whatever it is until I start to have the problems she did. I have a big project I'm in the middle of and the prints are only for my own use so even if a bit smudged would be okay, and far better than nothing! I have a Sony laptop which generally refuses to communicate with ANY new component I try to add - it took hours on the phone w/ a Canon tech to help me finally get this printer hooked up - so getting a new/differnt one may not even work for me!

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Hi i am a certified Canon repair tech on this model. when the waste message comes up this means that the waste absorbers in the bottom of the machine need to be replaced. just clearing the error and not replacing them will cause the waste ink to over fill and backup into the machines printing area smugging the print. there are Canon repair centers privately owned that can replace the waste absorbers and clean the machine. the average cannot take this machine apart into peices to clean it. The waste absorbers are fairly cheap but the labor to do this will vary from shop to shop. hope this helps clarify the problem.

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  • John Doe Jan 05, 2008

    these days because the price of machines have dropped and labor is rising you could problery replace the printer for the price of repair it. normaly we charge $45. for the absorber kit and up to $120 in labor for a full wash job.

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Where is the waste ink


You're probably referring to the Waste Ink Tank in a Canon printer. If you've received the Waste Ink Tank nearly full message, there's a workaround.

The waste ink absorber is actually a pad/sponge that absorbs left over ink spray. There's really no precise way to measure the amount of ink these pads hold so when the message first appears, "waste ink absorber is almost full" it's just an estimate.

The workaround for the message is as follows:

Reset ip2000 / 3000

1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

Using the above procedure should clear the message and your printer should function normally afterward. Best of luck and thanks for using Fixya!
Greg

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My Cannon ip pixma 2000 is saying that the waste ink absorber is almost full how can i solve this


The waste ink absorber is actually a pad/sponge that absorbs left over ink spray. There's really no precise way to measure the amount of ink these pads hold so when the message first appears, "waste ink absorber is almost full" it's just an estimate.

The workaround for the message is as follows:

Reset ip2000 / 3000

1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

Using the above procedure should clear the message and your printer should function normally afterward. Best of luck and thanks for using Fixya!
Greg

Nov 08, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP2000 InkJet Printer

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The message 'waste ink absorber' nearly full appears when I try to print from my Canon Pixma iP2000 printer


Hi

Unless you are complelty happy taking items like this apart i would suggest taking it to a local qualified computer shop or repair centre. The waste tank or absorber is a collection of all the waste ink that has ever occured when cleaning the printheads or even charging cartridges when its had new cartridges fitted.

Unfortunetly it is rarely just a case of replacing the pads or tank but also normally requires the system to be reset to prevent the printer halting altogether.

Thanks

Taz

Oct 23, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP2000 InkJet Printer

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Ink waste absorber is full. Canon IP2000. How do I repair it?


Well, at some point you will need to either replace or wash the absorber pads in the printer - but you can reset the warning as follows:

1) Turn the printer off
2) Press and hold the <resume>button
3) Press and hold the <power> button
4) While holding down <power> release <resume>
5) With the power button still held down, press <resume> twice more
6) Release the power button
7) Press and release the <resume> button 4 times
8) Press and release the <power> button twice

At this point, the printer should come back online with the waste ink warning reset

Personally, I would only do this once before actually changing the ink absorber pad...

Aug 31, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP2000 InkJet Printer

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How will i clean the ink waste absorber and reset it


use this link click here
this wil help you in cleaning the waste ink

you can also take halp of the following link

Jul 27, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP2000 InkJet Printer

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The waste absorber is full


Call Canon at 732-521-7230 and they will sell you a new ink absorber pad. You will need the reset code for your model printer. Find this by searching for canon used ink tank. One of the results should match your machine. You can also take out the pad(It can be messy so wear gloves), wash with water hose, let it dry completely, and reinstall it in the printer.

Jun 10, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP2000 InkJet Printer

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My printer, the Canon, Pixma Ip2000 stopped printing. It was giving me the message "the waste ink absorber is full". I took it to the only canon dealer in the city, and he reccommended that I replace the...


Reset Printer Canon IP2000 / IP3000
By pelda
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

http://freeresetterprinter.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/reset-printer-canon-ip2000-ip3000/

Mar 26, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP2000 InkJet Printer

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Waste ink tank full


You can try this

Reset ip2000
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal..


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Jan 21, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP2000 InkJet Printer

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Waste ink absorber


hi i am a certiffied Canon repair tech for this model. this is true this will reset the error but doing so without replacing the waste asorber pad in the bottom of the machine will cause your machine to backup waste ink into the the printing area of the machine and will start smuging ink on the page. the waste absorber is fairly cheap but the labor varies from shop to shop. there are independent Canon repair shops throughout the world. you can call 1-800-ok- canon or look on the canon website. hope this help to clairify.

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