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Epsom dx4000 waste tank reset

My dx4000 showed error lights that waste tank was full.stripped down printer cleaned and dryed all pads rebuilt printer but how do you reset error lights.thanks pete

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You need the Epson reset software.

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My Cannon MP180 printer will not print is says that my ink absorber is full. What do I do?

The waste ink absorbers are pads that absorb waste ink during head cleaning cycles. One set of pads is below where the print cartridges rest when not in use. There is another set of pads at the bottom of the printer. If the error is "waste ink nearly full", press OK to clear the error temporarily.

Cleaning these or replacing them is a messy job and may not be worth it. If the printer is under warranty, get Canon to do it for you. If you decide to do it yourself, have plenty of newspaper (or other absorbant material) ready. Take apart the printer from the top; there are some screws you may have to remove to get at the pads. Then blot off most of the ink. Blot the excess ink from within the areas where the pads sit. Place the pads under running water until the water runs clear. Dry the pads; you can use a hair dryer to speed this step if you want. Then reassemble the printer.

Next reset the waste ink counter. Do not start this step before cleaning or replacing the pads; waste ink will get everywhere after a short time.
Power off printer
Hold down STOP/RESET button then Press and Hold down Power button
Keep Power button down and Release STOP/RESET button
Push STOP/RESET button twice
let go of power button

Wait 20-30 seconds - my display shows "canon Idle"
Push STOP/RESET button four times
Push Power button twice
Power off
Next time the printer is started the waste count will have been reset.

Please note that the counter is designed to be a number of pages that will be reached when the printer is reaching its end of life. Additional failures may occur soon.

I hope this helps.

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Canon MP830 message re: waste tank full. How do I get to it to empty it or replace it.

The waste ink tank refers to may be a small well, surrounded by a
rubber ring, that sits under the cartridge when it is parked.
Place a cotton tip swab ("Q-Tip") over the hole to wick out the ink inside.

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Ink abssorber is full,what i do?

- If you really need to clean the waste pads, here is the procedure, but don't forget you still have to reset the printer to clear the error message.

Cleaning the Waste Ink Absorber on a Canon PIXMA ip3000

With the printer on, open the lids and wait for the ink tanks to center, as when you put new ink tanks in. Unplug printer. With a flashlight, good tweezers, and small hands (or enlist the help of someone who has them, or get loooong tweezers), reach in over the right where the ink tanks usually rest. Carefully remove the two pads which are held in only by a formed rubber foot. These two pads are porous but stiff plastic. Rinse them in water (in a bowl and carefully so that you don't lose them down the sink!) until the water stays clean. Thoroughly dry them by gently squeezing between paper towels. Swab area that they were sitting in with cotton swabs if you see any pools of loose ink. Replace pads. Reset printer's computer

Reset ip2000 / 3000

1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal..

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Error message states ink absober full

The problem occures when the printer used for long period. The printer giving an error message for Waste Ink Tank Full. While it blinking it LED, you cannot operate the printer.
A. There are two small pads inside rubber boots under the head.
Cleaning these is easy, but does NOT affect the error message. They don't get very dirty anyway. The ink that goes through these is pumped down into the waste absorber through two plastic tubes by a pump mechanism.

Cleaning the waste ink pads.
1) Open the front cover and power-ON, when the catridge come out from where it hiding, quickly unplug the power cord.

2) Use a tissue (preferred toilet tissue) to **** out the excessive ink in the waste ink tank in where the catridge hide. After you satisfy, close the front cover.

B. The "Waste Ink Absorber" which we get told is full when the printer stops consists of several pads of highly absorbent material underneath the printing mechanism. They are white when new and get filled with excess ink over time. This is where the two plastic pipes lead down to. You have to perform a reset procedure to stop the error message and make the printer print again. Reset the waste ink counter like this:

1. Unplug POWER and USB cables.
2. PRESS and HOLD the POWER button...
3. While holding the POWER button pressed, Connect the POWER cable (plug in the power cord).

The power light will be in orange/yellow. (This is mean it is in service mode).
Keep pressing the ON button, press the RESUME button 4 times. (The light change every time you press it.)

3. Release both buttons and restart the printer.
4. Power ON your printer as usual (It should not blink anymore)

C. If you are concerned that the absorbent pads might overflow (and they WILL, one day, if you reset it several times without cleaning them), you will want to clean and refit them. To do this, you need to strip down the printer, remove the pads and clean them, refit the pads, and rebuild the printer. This is really quite tricky, as there are clips to undo, lots of springs to put back in the right places at the end, a couple of little plugs to remove and put back, and an optical strip and wheel which can get damaged. Even getting the pads back in is slightly awkward. Many other inkjet printers have similar pads and a similar procedure is needed to clean the pads and reset them. You may want to get someone who is keen on rebuilding gadgets to do the rebuilding - it's awkward and easy to get wrong. It usually leaves the printer unusable when it goes wrong, because it can't detect the paper or can't feed it through.
In iP2000 the 2 pads mentioned above have 2 silicone tubes attached to them that run to the rear right side of the printer.
Taking the sides off you can unsnap plastic clips to remove the top half of the printer cover. Following the silicone tubes... they run into a white plastic pump that sucks the ink that falls onto the pickup screens and dumps it onto numerous felt absorber strips under the pump mechanism.
To clean or change the absorber felts you must first remove the Pump mechanism which is held on by 2 screws so that you have access to the felt absorber pieces.
If cleaning the pads... run clean water over each piece of felt until the water runs clear. Then place them on an absorbant surface (paper towels.. newspaper etc.) and let them fully dry.
Then reassemble the whole thing in the reverse order.

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The waste ink tank is near full

I found this in a forum you can try it see if it work for you.

To reset waste tank full error in MP730.

1. Hit the "menu": Key
2. Hit "Copy" Key
3. Hit "#" Key
4. Scroll thru the menu headings until you come to "Test Mode" - 12th heading
5. Hit the "3" button- this will bring up Eprom Clear
6. Hit "0" button
7. Hit the "Stop" button

Also I found this.

First Clean and Dry the Print Head:
I used a cotton swab dipped in 70% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Do not use too much alcohol.
Then dry the heads, again using dry cotton swab. Be careful not leave any cotton threads on the print heads.
Then I padded dry the spongy Ink Absorbers (one for black ink and the other for color ink) using
Separate cotton swabs for each absorber. Do not displace the absorbers. Or you can replace the ink absorbers at this point if you do not want to pad them dry.

Then Proceed to the Waste Tank Reset procedure below:

To reset waste tank full error in MP730.

1. Press the "menu": Key
2. Press "Copy" Key
3. Press "#" Key

4. Scroll thru the menu headings until you come to "Test Mode" - 12th heading or select (-) as a short-
cut to the last setting.
4a. Press “Set” and the display shows:
Test Mode [1] – [8]
CF-FH3 :WLD-11-02

4b. Press “8” and the display changes to:
Test Mode [1] – [8]
Please wait

***note*** you have to wait until the display changes

Then the display changes to:

5. Then Press the "3" button and the display shows:

8 – 3 : EEPROM Clear

*** the display scrolls to [0] : INK COUNT

6. Press "0" button – for INK COUNT
7. Press the "Stop" button
8. Press Off then On to set new changes.
9. Printer feeds a blank page after it is turned on again.

This should Reset the printer and remove the WRONG CARTRIDGE error and save you a few dollars.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
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An error has occurred in the printer. The number of flashes indicates the type of error, as outlined below. Check the cause and take the appropriate action.
bullet.gif Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error
Replace the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
bullet.gif Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, replace the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
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bullet.gif Four flashes: Empty ink tank
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bullet.gif Six flashes: No print head installed
Install a print head.
bullet.gif Seven flashes: Defective print head
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i_note_us.gif Note
Canon recommends to call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.
bullet.gif POWER lamp flashes alternate green and orange:
An error that requires contacting a Canon service representative may have occurred.
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If the problem remains, contact a Canon service representative.

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How to reset error 5B00 for Canon MP170 (Ink Tank Full Error):
1 - power off.
2 - hold stop/reset ,hold ON/OFF
3 - release stop/reset, push stop/reset twice, quickly, then release ON/OFF
4 - wait untill LCD display shows "Canon Idle",then push stop/reset four times, quickly
5 - then push power twice, quickly
6 - power off and power on.
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4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
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