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Re: Waste tank absorber is almost full ~ message
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.
Press the <OK> button to cancel the error. You will still be able
to print for a short period. To protect the printer from damage, you
will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.
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
Personally, I wouldn't do it myself, I'd inquire w/ Canon about how much it would cost to have it done first...
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Do you shocked this morning just to find out that Your "Waste Ink
Absorber Full" on your Canon Printer? This warning made your printer
useless because It cannot printing your works.
You have no money
for service or change the waste ink absorber on your Canon. I know it
could be very expensive. Don't Worry... I have something that maybe can
help your problem. Take it Easy, it's FREE.
Motherboard System, will count how much time you had printing or change
the ink tanks. After a couple of times your Canon System (Motherboard on
your Printer) will stop your Printer because Canon think you waste ink
absorber is FULL. So you need to replace your waste ink absorber to the
new one. And It's Expensive For Me. But there is a trick to reset the
counter on your Canon printer motherboard;
Step 1: Manual for
Service mode (1st method). Using manual way ( but not really effective
), because sometimes your canon will prompt the "Message" again. Here's
the trick: Unplug POWER Cable. PRESS and HOLD the POWER Button (While Disconnected From The Power Cord). Connect the POWER Cable (Still Holding The POWER Button). PRESS The Resume / Stop Button 4 Times while holding the POWER Button. You'll see the Blinking Led Color keep changing from Orange to Green everytime you press the Resume / Stop Button. Then Release The POWER Button. Your printer will turn ON (It should not blinking anymore). Step
2 : Using Software Tools (Reccomended), It can make your printer
Permanent not showing the "Messages" again. Just Download Canon
Series Resetter. Here's the Link :
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).
<Remedy> 1.Waste ink absorber Use SERVICE MODE>COUNTER>PRINTER>W-INK to check the waste ink absorber. Replace if the waste ink level is near the limit (14400). After replacing the tank, perform SERVICE MODE>INITIALIZE>W-INK.
According to the user's manual, "Ink used to clean the print head is absorbed by the waste ink tank. When this message is displayed, the waste ink tank needs to be replaced, or the machine requires maintenance". There is no information about how to replace or empty the waste ink tank.
In any case, you can try the following to clear upo the error, but eventually you'll need the waste tank to be emptied or replaced.
Turn on your MP130. 1) After that press: Menu - Scan - Copy - Scan or Menu-Copy-Scan-Copy-Copy in some models, it depends on the date it was produced) 2) Select TEST MODE.
3) Enter NVRAM ACCESS 4) Select SET ABS-M LEVEL TO 0 5) Select OK 6) Keep selecting OK untill you leave the TEST MODE
Then turn it OFF and again ON. Check if the error message is still there
The following is taken from the Canon website, regarding this specific error:
"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."
As I mentioned before, I have not found any way or procedure to replace the waste ink absorber nor the necesary replacement part
Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error) Solution: Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button to clear the error (1700) Waste ink absorber error 1700 The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that this absorber is nearly full.
Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button on the printer to clear the error, so you can continue the print job. The printer will need to be serviced as soon as possible. Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error) Solution: Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button to clear the error (1700) Waste ink absorber error 1700 The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that this absorber is nearly full.
Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button on the printer to clear the error, so you can continue the print job. The printer will need to be serviced as soon as possible.
There is an absorbent sponge in the bottom of your waste ink container to help contain the waste ink your printer generates when it cleans the print head nozzles. That sponge is probably full and has triggered a "most informative" error message!
Check your user's manual about the procedure for changing the absorber and where to buy new ones.
The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange
Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used
during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is
nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the
error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely
full, contact a Canon service representative.
Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this
error occurs. Once the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will no
longer be possible.
I've taken this from my manual.
This error message indicates that the ink absorber is nearly full.
The machine has a built-in ink absorber to hold the ink used during FINE Cartridge cleaning, for example.
You can continue printing by selecting Continue*1 on the display on your camera.
However, because printing is disabled once the ink absorber becomes completely full and until the ink absorber is replaced, you are recommended to contact a Canon service representative as early as possible. *1 To resume printing, you can press [OK] (MP180) / [Black] or [Color] (MP160) on the machine instead of selecting [Continue].