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Many ink-jet printers have a pad in the case to absorb the ink from cleaning cycles. Often these show "full" long before they are actually full, and you can reset the counter and continue using them. I found your answer here: How To Reset Purge Counter on brother mfc j4710dw
<Ink absorber counter resetting> Reset the ink absorber counter (to 0%) when the ink absorber is replaced, or after the logic board is replaced. 1) In the service mode, press the Stop/Reset button 4 times to enter the ink absorber counter resetting mode. 2) In the ink absorber counter resetting mode, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the kind of ink absorber whose value should be reset to 0%. (13/32) Time(s) *1 Ink absorber 0 times Main ink absorber (0%) 1 time Platen ink absorber (0%) 2 times Both the main and platen ink absorbers (0%) 3 times or more Press the ON/OFF button to return to the ink amount resetting mode. 3) Press the ON/OFF button to specify the ink absorber whose value should be reset to 0%. 4) After the ink absorber counter is reset, the counter value is printed automatically. ("D=000.0 Ps=000.0" is printed at the top left of the paper.) *1: According to the number of times the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights as follows: - Odd number of times: Alarm LED lights - Even number of times: ON/OFF LED lights
I am told that this will reset your counter and eliminate the full absorber warning that you are getting.
Cleaning the pads is messy, sending the printer to Canon is expensive,
I used a simular reset code for my MP470 and haven't had any problems.
1. To clean physical pads: Open cover (as if replacing ink cartridge). Locate waste ink pads, they are far right under cartridge slider. Pry up waste ink pads (inky, might want to wear gloves). Rinse pads in sink or with alcohol, dry. Replace pads. Make sure pads are fully seated.
2. To reset waste ink counter: Press Menu-Scan-Copy-Scan to enter service menu. Use arrow keys to scroll to "Service menu counter access". Press OK. Use arrow keys to scroll to "ABS-M DOT COUNT" Press Copy. Use arrow keys to reset count to zero. Press OK. Press Stop/Reset.
Download this utility
Unzip and run GeneralTool.exe
Select the correct USB port
Click lock release and your printer model
Click clear waste ink counter
Select main or platen
The selected waste ink counter will then be reset
Reset both especially if both have been replaced
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....
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.