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Waste tank absorber is almost full ~ message

I keep getting this message and my printer doesn't want to print.
Can I CHANGE it and is so, WHERE do I get a replacement?

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  • janet361 Feb 01, 2008

    I STILL get the message, but at least I know that I can still USE my printer!?

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Hi,

The issue you have posted is related to the waste ink counter getting filled up, and it is
a quite normal so don not worry to replace your printer as there is nothing seriously
wrong with, however to fix the issue you have posted regarding your printer Pixma
MP 150 please follow the steps mentioned below.

1) Power off the printer however let it be connected to the power source, then press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)
Note: Press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.

The number of the Reset button pressing
LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset

5) Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off)
then turn it on again.

Should you require any further assistance regarding the printer or even require assistance regarding any other computer related issue in future please feel free to contact me I will be more than glad to assist you.

Regards

Malik Khan

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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