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Waste Ink Absorber full - Canon Pixma

My error message is saying "waste ink absorber full". What do I do?

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  • Faerymagikal Mar 21, 2008

    I have a Canon Pixma ip4000 that is giving me this error message. I'm sure I can fix it myself if given proper directions. When my print head needed replacing and I phoned Tech Support, they told me to just get a new printer! The told me NOT to touch the print head! Well...it wasn't printing worth a hoot anyway so I pulled the print head, cleaned it with cotton swabs and water, and gave it some good "shakes" over the sink. It's been printing since May 2006 with the same print head. So much for Tech Support. So...any help for me?

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    waste in absorber full pops up when trying to print. Can you help?

    After cleaning heads 3-4 times and cleaning bottom plate printer is printing black again but halfway down page the object has blank horizontal lines like the rollers are dirty.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    Canon Multipass MP 390 -- sending signal that the waste ink is almost full

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    yes, with the canon i90

  • peterwilson1 Dec 05, 2008

    waste ink is full pixma mp 130 help

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Reporting solution by daweed:
"WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL or FULL ERROR MESSAGE PROBLEM
This is true with many Canon Ink Jet Printers: Eventually, you'll get an error message "Waste Ink Tank Almost Full, Contact Your Canon Repair Center". Canon is totally sly about this, and is actually a pretty ridiculous design flaw that they should be ashamed of- planned obsolescence. Anyway, don't let this problem discourage buying an otherwise fantastic Canon printer.
This problem will also be indicated by flashing orange lights on your printer. Different flashes for different models.
LOOK IN YOUR PRINTER MANUAL TO KNOW WHAT NUMBER OF FLASHES INDICATE. In any case, your computer printer software will also tell you exactly what is going on.
You need to do this after you get the WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL message and the printer continues to work, but BEFORE the WASTE TANK FULL message and the printer completely stops. I think. ;-)
Here's the fix:
The waste ink take is actually just a felt pad that sits under the printer mechanism inside the case and absorbs the ink from your cleanings. From what I gather, its both a time consuming and expensive proposition to take to Canon to fix. And they won't tell people how to do it themselves. Well, I WILL. And this works.
Remember of course, you've got to cycle the cleaning process a huge amount of times to get this to occur.
But when it does, there is a fix-it-yourself solution that is both safe and effective for the printer, and free. You have to be slightly mechanical to do this. If you get this message and you've never used a screwdriver and are all thumbs, well, Canon gotcha. But give it a shot even then, or give it to someone halfway coordinated to do this for you.
You may RESET the printer code first if you like or do it after you clean the pad
In some cases you may need to REMOVE THE PRINT HEAD FIRST or the reset code will not work. This was true of the S900 and i960 so, remove the print head first before doing this reset.
This is the correct code for the S and I (like i960) series of printers. (M series below this)
1) Power off printer
2) Hold RESUME button then press and hold POWER. (The beeper MAY sound once, or may not depending on your model.)
3) Hold POWER and Release RESUME.
4) Press RESUME twice then release both POWER and RESUME buttons.
5) When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME 4 times (for the S900, 3 times for the 8200 apparently).
6) Press power to set data.
7) Print away!
For other codes for other printers and more info go here to this big forum (but try the above first) Fix Your Own Printer Generally many of Canon's models use exactly this same code, the i models use the same code, all the s models use the same code.
I did this and it works fine! No more error messages and so..."

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Lol! All I did was open the front panel to change an ink cartridge and blotted the felt pads several times with a paper towel to absorb excessive ink. Then closed front panel and presto magic, it works great. No screwdriver required.

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IP 4000 is dead easy to clean the waste ink pads.When you open the mouth and the head carrier goes to the centre then you can see the cleaning pads with a torch down to the right. The actual pads just sit in their trays and a long nose pair of pliers or spike with a ling needle/ hatpin will lift them out. Clean in cold water keeping your fingers clear ( unless you want black fingers) dry on kitchen towel and nudge back into position and you are done. ten minutes at most.. but turn off the printer as the head carrier reverts to the tight after about 5minutes and you don't want your hand to be there when it does.

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Waste ink absorber is full how do I solve this problem

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The ink absorber is full contact the service center Canon ip3680

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My pixma mp 130 is waste ink full ...how do i reset the printer please i not in aposition to replace this printer....peter

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

IP4000 Serivce Manual link
http://rapidshare.com/files/120417696/iP4000_Service_Manual.pdf

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SOURCE: Ink waste absorber is full. Canon IP2000. How do I repair it?

Well, at some point you will need to either replace or wash the absorber pads in the printer - but you can reset the warning as follows:

1) Turn the printer off
2) Press and hold the <resume>button
3) Press and hold the <power> button
4) While holding down <power> release <resume>
5) With the power button still held down, press <resume> twice more
6) Release the power button
7) Press and release the <resume> button 4 times
8) Press and release the <power> button twice

At this point, the printer should come back online with the waste ink warning reset

Personally, I would only do this once before actually changing the ink absorber pad...

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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SOURCE: waste ink absorber is almost full,so printer has

Hi there

Here this step by step to resetting waste ink counter printer Canon Pixma MP130

1. You will include printer.
2. Press button MENU, then SCAN, COPY and again SCAN - they entered
3. Into the service regime
4. Select NVRAM ACCESS and further BY OK.
5. Select SET Abs- m level and advance value equal to zero.
6. Select SET Abs- r level (if there is) and also you will establish into zero
7. You will turn off printer by button POWER

Some time of other you will need to clean out the inkpads that are in the printer or it will in time leak the ink out.


Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Feb 17, 2010

SOURCE: how to reset waste ink absorber full ip3300 warning?

I have the same problem, but Jet Tec waste inks. When I first replaced black (pgi 5bk)-don't forget to place the small chip from the original cartridge to replacement; it worked fine. But now, it has a lot of problems because this **** printer from canon only want original inks (and the original are tooooooooo expensive). I'll never bought anything else from canon.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

SOURCE: Error 5800: waste ink

Clean or replace the absorber and reset the printer counter to clear the message.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Waste Ink Absorber is full In Canon Pixma IP3300

please give me resetting soft for canon Pixma iP 3300 printer.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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SOURCE: waste ink absorber full

my printer is very broken in this so absorber full,it make reset manual,can helm me

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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