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  • rbdDick Jan 10, 2008

    this problem is for a Canon Multipass MP390 printer

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Here is the procedure, it is very lenghthy, and you must be mechanically unclined or give it to someone who is.

WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL or FULL ERROR MESSAGE PROBLEM This is true with many Canon Ink Jet Printers: Eventually, you'll get an error message "Waste Ink Tank Almost Full, Contact Your Canon Repair Center". Canon is totally sly about this, and is actually a pretty ridiculous design flaw that they should be ashamed of- planned obsolescence. Anyway, don't let this problem discourage buying an otherwise fantastic Canon printer. This problem will also be indicated by flashing orange lights on your printer. Different flashes for different models. LOOK IN YOUR PRINTER MANUAL TO KNOW WHAT NUMBER OF FLASHES INDICATE. In any case, your computer printer software will also tell you exactly what is going on. You need to do this after you get the WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL message and the printer continues to work, but BEFORE the WASTE TANK FULL message and the printer completely stops. I think. ;-) Here's the fix: The waste ink take is actually just a felt pad that sits under the printer mechanism inside the case and absorbs the ink from your cleanings. From what I gather, its both a time consuming and expensive proposition to take to Canon to fix. And they won't tell people how to do it themselves. Well, I WILL. And this works. Remember of course, you've got to cycle the cleaning process a huge amount of times to get this to occur. But when it does, there is a fix-it-yourself solution that is both safe and effective for the printer, and free. You have to be slightly mechanical to do this. If you get this message and you've never used a screwdriver and are all thumbs, well, Canon gotcha. But give it a shot even then, or give it to someone halfway coordinated to do this for you. You may RESET the printer code first if you like or do it after you clean the pad In some cases you may need to REMOVE THE PRINT HEAD FIRST or the reset code will not work. This was true of the S900 and i960 so, remove the print head first before doing this reset. This is the correct code procedure for resetting the Canon MP370 (and hopefully other similar designated models

  • 111) Printer on, press Additional Functions, Scan, Copy, Scan. Now you should be in service mode from there for waste ink tank reset it is simalar to what has already been posted
  • 2) Select Test mode which is like the last available selection
  • 3) Select #8 Printer Test, it will do something here like cleaning or something then it will come up with some other option this is where it gets a bit confusing cause now all it says is like 8-2 or 8-3 push the + or - button until it says 8-3 then hit the select button
  • 4) The menu will now say EEPRON Clear. Select Ink count which is option (0) and press set
  • 5) Select Ink count which is option (0) and press set.

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Hi,

I am guessing that you are talking about a printer. If so, then which printer do you have?

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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    Damen Wong Jan 10, 2008

    Here is the reset procedure for your printer.



    1) Enter SERVICE MODE.---
    By pressing menu-copy-scan-copy-copy
    2) Select TEST MODE.
    3) Select [8] PRINTER TEST in TEST MODE.
    4) Select 3. [EEPROM CLEAR].
    5) Select 0. [INK COUNT].
    6) Press the [Set] key.
    7) Press the [Stop/Reset] key (returning to the state of 3)), and then press
    the [ON/OFF] key.

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    Damen Wong Jan 10, 2008

    If that didn't work then try this.



    Enter Test Mode by selecting
    Additional Function, Scan, Copy, Scan,
    Select TEST MODE (set)
    Select [8] Printer test
    Select [3] EEPROM CLEAR
    Select [0] INK COUNT
    Press Stop/Reset
    Press On/Off

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Hi
The waste ink take is actually just a felt pad that sits under the printer mechanism inside the case and absorbs the ink from your cleanings

Try this:
1 Power off printer
2 Hold RESUME button then press and hold POWER. (The beeper MAY sound once, or may not depending on your model.)
3 Hold POWER and Release RESUME.
4 Press RESUME twice then release both POWER and RESUME buttons.
5 When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME 4 times (for the S900, 3 times for the 8200 apparently).
6 Press power to set data.
7 Print away!

Let me know if that didnt solve your problem

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo Jan 10, 2008

    You can also try to troubleshoot your printer in the canon webpage.
    http://alpha03.c-wss.com/inc/ApplServlet...

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