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I appear to need to replace the waste ink absorber on my Canon Pixma iP1500. Any help please.

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Canon built several models like yours that you can't get an ink absorber for. They are only exchanged during the warranty period where they send you a new printer. After warranty it is considered a throw away printer.

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SOURCE: I have a Canon Pixma iP1500 printer which is indicating waste

1. Clean your print head using denatured alcohol solvent which can be purchased from most hardware stores. If unavailable, use 91% Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol (first aid antiseptic) which is available for less than a dollar at most Walmart pharmacy departments.

*Warning: You may want to use a pair of latex exam gloves as this is a messy process and can stain your fingers.
Time necessary 45-50 minutes
Supplies needed:
Isopropyl Alcohol or denatured alcohol
paper towels
latex gloves
sink, bowls and or basin
can of compressed air
very small screw driver
tablespoon or baby bulb type syringe
warm water

PROCEDURE:
1. Lift print head from printer. It pulls out easily because it is held in with the same down lever that holds the cartridge in place.
2. Put two layers of paper towels in the bottom of a dish to protect sensitive sprayer heads.
3. Put enough solvent in dish to cover the screens on which the cartridges sit when in use.
4. Take the two small screws out that hold the white ceramic piece
5. Gently, pry the ceramic piece back and away , to reveal the underside (No need to pull away the glued points on the sides.)
6. Gently, move head up and down to slosh solvent around it the best as you can. Use a table spoon or syringe to pour solvent over all orifices in the print head, turning it upside down and then back a few times.
7. Use canned air with a plastic straw to blow into and through all orifices, alternately sloshing/swishing and pouring solvent over head (be careful not to touch any of the holes, screens, or sprayer heads with anything)
8. Empty dirty solvent from bowl and replace with paper towels and clean solvent. Soak for approx 10 minutes. Rinse again with clean solvent poured directly on all parts, letting solvent overrun and fall into dish or basin.
9. Gently shake the solvent off the head, take it outside and spray with compressed air into all orifices to clear out and help evaporate any remaining solvent. Let sit on a clean paper towel for approx 20 minutes. (There may be a little ink bleeding out of the head, but once it dries completely it does not present any problems.
10. Reinstall head, cartridges and it will print like a new printer.

Try this solution to reset the ink tank , it should work for most pixmas and several other Canon printers.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t538192-waste_ink_almost_full


Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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SOURCE: Pixma IP1500 stops

Temporary Fix
This always works in case you need your printer for Emergency ^_^.

  1. Turn off the printer
  2. And unplug the printer power cable
  3. Press and Hold the POWER button
  4. Plug the power cable again
  5. The indicator (LED) should be green
  6. Press and Release the RESUME button, the indicator (L.E.D.) should be orange
  7. Press and Release the RESUME button again, the indicator (L.E.D.) should be green
  8. Release POWER button
  9. Windows will detect new printer and you just have to install it again.
  10. It will create a copy of Canon i320 printer. Just delete the old one and rename the copy.
  11. You are done.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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The waste ink absorber is fll. Can I get one and exchange it?


Ink Counter Reset - Canon IP1000/1500



1st Option


1 Unplug power cord

2 Press and hold power button

3 Plug in power cord and switch on power - still holding power

button

4 Still holding power button press resume button 8 times

5 Release power button

6 Press power button to turn on


2nd Option


1 Turn off printer and disconnect power cable

2 Press and hold power button, reconnect power cable and switch power on

3 The indicator (LED) should be GREEN

4 Press and release resume button, still holding power button, the indicator (LED) should be ORANGE

5 Press and release resume button again, still holding power button, the indicator (LED) should be GREEN

6 Release power button

Oct 12, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer

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CANON PIXMA iP 1500 can t print anymore the message REPLACEMENT OF WASTE INK ABSORBER appears. Can I fix this myself? how? M


You can remove the top case by unscrewing the 2 screws inside
the front flap.

With a bit of fiddling you can remove & clean the waste ink pads
Then use the service tool to reset the counters

Sep 25, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer

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Waste ink tank full


Here's the steps for reseting "Waste Ink Full" problem at iP1000

Step 1: Manual for Service mode (1st method)
1. Unplug POWER and USB cables.
2. Open door, PRESS and HOLD the POWER button.
3. Connect the POWER cable.
4. Close door, then release POWER button.
5. Power ON your printer a usual (It should not blinking anymore)

Step 1: Manual for Service mode (2nd method)
1. Unplug POWER and USB cables.
2. PRESS and HOLD the POWER button,
3. Connect the POWER cable.
3. Release the the POWER button
4. Power ON your printer a usual (It should not blinking anymore)


Step 2 : Software for Permanant (1st method)
1. Reconnect the USB cable and turn ON your Printer
2. Open "General Tools for iP1000",
http://www.printersiam.com/data/download/iP1000%20Service%20Tool.zip
3. Select (USB PORT)
4. Choose (SET DESTINATION 1)
It should be reseted already, but somehow it start blinking again if you ever unpluging AC POWER cable. So try the 2nd method by using ServiceTool for IP1500

Step 2 : Software for Permanant (2nd method)
1. Reconnect the USB cable and turn ON your Printer
2. Open "General Tools for iP1500",
http://www.printersiam.com/data/download/iP1500%20Service%20Tool.zip
3. Select (USB PORT)
4. Choose CLEAR WASTE INK COUNTER - MAIN
5. Choose CLEAR WASTE INK COUNTER - PLATEN
It should be working, coz my printer now now work normally


I tell you what. Before you decide to reseting the waste ink counter, you should really clean up the ink absorber, or else you will find the ink watse absorber overflow...

Aug 25, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer

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Waste ink absorber almost full


You will need to take this into a certified repair tech. You can contact Canon through their website for the closest repair center. It should only cost you around $50 to $100 for them to replace the ink absorber pad.

Jun 18, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer

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I have cannon pixma ip1500 printer sold in good working condition buyer wants refund saying the waste absorber is full, therefore dont workHELP


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.

Replacing 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.

May 15, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer

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Pixma IP1500 stops


Temporary Fix
This always works in case you need your printer for Emergency ^_^.
  1. Turn off the printer
  2. And unplug the printer power cable
  3. Press and Hold the POWER button
  4. Plug the power cable again
  5. The indicator (LED) should be green
  6. Press and Release the RESUME button, the indicator (L.E.D.) should be orange
  7. Press and Release the RESUME button again, the indicator (L.E.D.) should be green
  8. Release POWER button
  9. Windows will detect new printer and you just have to install it again.
  10. It will create a copy of Canon i320 printer. Just delete the old one and rename the copy.
  11. You are done.

Mar 20, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer

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Canon pixma ip1500


How do I change the "Waste Ink Absorber" on my Canon Pixma IP 1500? Where do I get the absorber part? Thanks.

Jan 31, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer

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