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If you have a Canon you have to reset the waste ink tank counter. if you really want to clean the tank you need to open the printer.

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Excess ink absorber tank


Have the service manual for your model, but replacing the ink absorber doesn't look easy. You might want to consider seeing a Canon repair person.
If it is possible to e-mail the service manual I will do so to you if it helps!

Apr 27, 2010 | Canon Pixma MP450 All-In-One InkJet...

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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.

on Apr 02, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I keep getting this error message come up, 'The waste ink absorber is almost full - see manual'.what do I need to do as the manual doesnt give details.


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

Mar 22, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet...

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MY Pixma IP90v has an error message waste tank full. Can I fix that myself or do I have to take to a repair station?


It's time to replace 3's WASTE INK ABSORBER KIT & reset waste ink counter.
The WASTE INK ABSORBER KIT is approx. USD10/pcs
You should send it to service centre

Oct 31, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP90v InkJet Printer

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Waste Ink Tank absorber full, Need new absorber tank.


On Canon machines it's not a tank, it's an absorbent pad that covers the entire bottom of the printer case. You need a shop to replace it and reset the counter.

Aug 24, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP6220D InkJet Photo Printer

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Canon i550-turn on-orange/green 8x then long green


From the Canon website:

Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Ink Absorber Replacement Options i550

Ink Absorber Replacement Options

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 by pressing the <Resume> button on the printer. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.

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.




For the Waste Tank Reset Code, and how to repair or replace the Waste Tank, see this website:
http://www.bioscomputers.ca/CanonWasteTankCodes.htm

Jul 16, 2009 | Canon BubbleJet i550 InkJet Printer

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DISPLAYS PRINTER TANK FULL BUT DOES IT HAVE A TANK?


It does have ink absorber pads on the bottom of the printer. When they are full you need a shop repair to replace them and reset the error code.

Jul 13, 2009 | Canon BubbleJet i560 InkJet Printer

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Ink tank absorber full


Hi ....

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 by pressing the <Resume> button on the printer. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.
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.

Do vote if this helps ... Cheers :)

Jan 26, 2008 | Canon I990 InkJet Photo Printer

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Waste ink tank full


please help me for repair waste in tank full canon ip3300.

Nov 01, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP3300 InkJet Photo Printer

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How to fix "Ink Absorber Full"??


The ink absorber is a small piece of material that is used to hold the ink that is scraped from print heads on the ink tanks during cleaning.  I suggest, wearing gloves of course, removing the material, which resembles a sponge, and cleaning it with warm water.  Allow sufficient time to dry, clean the sensor with a cotton swab, and reinstall.  Remember to change the ink tanks at the same time, in order to reset the ink counter.  There are new absorbers available for purchase on the web, if you don't want to clean the old one.  Others have had similar problems, Canon suggests sending the equipment to them for repair.

Oct 19, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP90 Mobile Printer

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