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Canon PIXMA iP1300

Ink absorber full reset.

Have been trying various 'press reset/press power/hold down both/release one/press 3 times' etc suggestions, but none seem to work.

Can anyone assist please?

I guess even if I was able to get to these elusive absorber pads and remove/clean/replace them, as there's no 'sensor' creating the error message - rather a pre-set by Canon 'time-out' - then it would still say the pads are full?!

This modern throw away world is depressing, why aren't things built to last, why do these big companies get away with presetting things to break down just after the guarantee expires so as to charge us more money to get fixed/buy another new product? You'd think that at least the save the environment mood would force them to have to do better?

Sorry for rant. Extremely fustrated...

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  • joelzky Aug 15, 2008

    what should i do if the printer say "The waste ink absorber is almost full.

    Press the printer's RESUME button to restart printing".can u help me?plz give me some solution in canon ip1300



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  4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
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To reset the printer, with it turned "ON" remove the power cord from the wall plug. wait about a minute.

Hold down the "ON" button and and plug the printer in again while still holding the button down. Count down from 15 and when your done release the power button.

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It's Very Simple

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