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Servicing the, waste ink absorber, on a Canon printer

When I try to print anything with my Canon Pixma MP130 I'm told the "waste ink absorber is almost full, check owners manual". But I don't know anything about this and I can't find the manual. I checked online to order another manual but was unsuccessful. I therefore have 2 questions;
a) how do I rectify my waste ink absorber problem, and,
b) where/how can I get another owners manual?
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Have some info for you:

a) If waste ink absorber almost full it will eventually need to be serviced. For now you can hit ok to error, unplug printer for a minute or two and power back on. If it prevents you from printing at all you should call Canon or bring to a certified Canon Repair Center.

Telephone support for Canon:
1-800-828-4040

If the printer is within a year of purchase you can try and get an exchange.

b) Owners Manual:
Found on the install disk if you still have it or you can download from this direct link:
http://pdisp01.c-wss.com/gdl/WWUFORedirectTarget.do?id=MDkwMDAwMjQxNDAx&cmp=ABR&lang=EN

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Look for updates below
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Hi,

You need to manually reset the waste tank counter.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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    The reset procedure (for canon MP130):
    Turn on the machine
    (1) Press MENU
    (2) Press SCAN COPY SCAN to enter service mode
    (3) USE > to got to NVRAM ACCESS
    (4) set ABS-M LEVEL to 0
    (5) set ABS-P LEVEL to 0
    (6) Press STOP to EXIT

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Waste ink absorber is almost full on my Canon Pixma MP130 will not print. How do I locate this absorber and how do I clean it ?


To reset waste ink counter:
Press Menu-Scan-Copy-Scan to enter service menu.
Use arrow keys to scroll to "Service menu counter access".
Press OK.
Use arrow keys to scroll to "ABS-M DOT COUNT"
Press Copy.
Use arrow keys to reset count to zero.
Press OK.
Press Stop/Reset.

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Servicing the, waste ink absorber, on a Canon printer


this is the user manual
Canon Contact Information Main support number 1 800 828-4040

hope this helps

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"The waste ink absorber is almost full" message?


This applies to the CANON PIXMA MP130 and other ink-jets made by Canon/Pixma.

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 up the error, but eventually you'll need the waste tank to be emptied or replaced. And as far as I know, you can't find the replacement parts to buy, nor the instructions to empty the waste tank.

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 empty or replace the waste ink absorber nor the necesary replacement part.

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You don't have to change the waste ink absorber. There are two in the MP130 and they cost about $15 each. I have found though that you can just reset the counter and let the printer run without any problems. I have done this with three now with no problems. Reset procedure is:

1. Start Printer
2. Press button MENU, then SCAN, COPY and again SCAN – the printer will go into the service menu.
3. select NVRAM ACCESS and further BY OK.
4. select SET Abs- m level and reduce to zero.
5. select SET Abs- r level (if there is) and reduce to zero.
6. Turn off printer by button POWER.

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Ink absorber full


This is a very common problems with canon printers. They are set for a certain number of prints and they need the ink absorber serviced. Now along with resetting the printer its best to replace the absorber. Here is link to site that has reset instructions.
http://ij-forum.blogspot.com/2008/08/reset-waste-ink-absorber-error-waste.html
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Waste ink absorber full


Hi There you can try
How To Reset Waste Ink Canon Pixma MP130

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, it’s both a time consuming and expensive proposition to take to Canon to fix.
And they won't tell people how to do it themselves.

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 you've never used a screwdriver and are all thumbs, but give it a shot 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

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
into the service regime
3. Select NVRAM ACCESS and further BY OK.
4. Select SET Abs- m level and advance value equal to zero
5. Select SET Abs- r level (if there is) and also you will establish into zero
6. You will turn off printer by button POWER.

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.
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You have to contact the Canon agent to get the waste absorber replaced. or you can continue it with pressing resume everytime.

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WASTE INK NEAR FULL The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink used during print head cleaning, for example. This error message indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full.
Press the OK button to cancel the error so you can continue printing.
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this answer is directly from canon

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