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How do i clean the ink absorber on my Canon Pixma iP1600 printer. It has stopped printing. How do I empty it? How do I find it?

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The ink absorber is in the bottom of printer from right side, but you need to disassembly the hole printer to find and replace it.Look here how to reset the counter.

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Message about ink asorber full keeps appearing


When the printer is not being used, the print-heads slide to their "resting" position,
in order to keep the ink-jets moist, i.e., to NOT dry-out.

Some ink is absorbed into that INK-ABSORBER.

Now, after a few years of usage, that ink-absorber is "full".

Like taking-out the garbage from your kitchen waste-basket when it gets full, and replacing the full waste-basket with an empty waste-basket, it's time to get your printer serviced -- replace the "full" ink-absorber with an "empty" ink-absorber.

Note that CANON printers do not actually "measure" the fullness -- they electronically estimate the fullness, given information about how much you print, and how often you print, and the "density" of the pages that you do print (text is much less dense than colour-photos).

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Canon Pixma Ip1700 will not print, because the Ink absorber is full.


Hi there
Please under-stand at some time you will need to clean out the waste inkpads that are inside your printer or it going to be a big mess of inks coming out.
Some times the IP tools will fix it Canon Pixma iP1200, iP1600, iP2200 Resetter
1. Download software for Canon iP1200, iP1600, 2200 Printers.DOWNLOAD Service Tool Software for Canon Pixma Printer iP1200, iP1600, iP2200
2. Unzip downloaded file by WinZip, 7Zip, Izarc, etc
3. Run GeneralTool.exe
4. Select the connected USB port number from USB PORT
5. Click LOCK RELEASE, and select the applicable model name in SET DESTINATION
6. In CLEAR WASTE INK COUNTER, select MAIN or PLATEN. The selected waste ink counter will be reset. MAIN resets the main waste ink counter, PLATEN resets the platen waste ink counter.
If both the main and platen waste ink absorbers are replaced, reset both the main and platen waste ink counters
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How do i trouble shoot waste ink absorber full in a canon pixma ip1600


Solution: Ink Absorber Replacement Options iP1600

Ink Absorber Replacement Options This printer has an ink absorber that takes in ink during the printing and print head cleaning processes. The cleaning process is necessary in order to keep the print head nozzles from becoming clogged. Over the life of the printer, the amount of ink that the ink absorber has absorbed is calculated by the printer. Eventually, after substantial use, the printer will enter an error condition when the ink absorber is nearly full. At this point, printing is still possible by pressing the <Resume> button on the printer. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.
Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. We are aware that there are many "do-it-yourself" Web sites that offer instructions for making this repair. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Be aware that if you attempt this procedure, it is at your own risk.
If you feel your product might require service, a Technical Support Representative will be happy to answer any questions you may have and explain the service options available to you. You can contact us through the email link or phone numbers listed below.
  • Obtain Support by Email

  • For toll-free technical support, please call 1 (800) 828-4040 during regular business hours (currently Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. EST, excluding holidays).

  • Toll-free TDD Support Line for the Hearing Impaired is available Monday - Saturday (excluding holidays) at 1-866-251-3752

  • Technical Support is available for Customers in Canada at 1-800-OK-CANON
If your printer is no longer under warranty :
  • For toll-free technical support, please call 1 (800) 828-4040 during regular business hours (currently Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. EST, excluding holidays). Pay for support is required on all units outside their original warranty, unless covered by a Canon Extended Service Plan. The charge will be $9.99. If it is determined that there is a hardware failure, you have the option to purchase a new or refurbished product from our current product line, which includes units with Canon?s new ChromaLife inks, PIXMA Technology, a limited manufacturer?s warranty, free next business day shipping and discounted pricing. If you elect to take this option, the pay for support charge will be canceled.

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My waste ink absorber is full. What does this mean and what do I do about it?


The waste ink absorber is a sponge that collects and holds superfluous ink after a cleaning of the ink nozles.

Unfortunately the printer will stop printing when this error occurs.
Canon service is needed to have the absorber replaced.

Sep 13, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer

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Ink absorber


actually ink absorber is full means you printer inside got small pieces towel
to absorb ink. but Canon PIXMA printers display an error when a certain internal counter suggests that the ink absorber may be full. If you've done a lot of printing, the ink absorber may actually be full and you might need to have it cleaned or replaced to ensure the best printing quality. However, if you haven't printed that much or you have and you just need to print something right this minute, there is a way to reset the counter and stop the error from showing up again

please try go to this website :
http://ij-forum.blogspot.com/2008/09/how-to-reset-ink-level-of-fine.html
the you go left hand side download General Tools (EEPROM Resetter) Collection and install on you cpu.

after download remember to turn on printer before install it.then go to Reset ink counter by clicking Reset main on waste ink counter menu

try this if can't i think you need send to shop for technician to open it and clearning for you....

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