Hi, I keep getting an error message that the waste ink absorber on my canon iP 1600 is full. Iknow that by hitting resume fixes the problem temporarily, how can i clean the ink absorber so that the message stops for good?
On the printer screen display 8 and E repeatly
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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
E2 - No paper (ASF) E3 - Paper jam E4 - No ink E5 - The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed , or the ink cartridges are not installed properly E8 - Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full «ОК») E9 - The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing E14 - The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong E15 - Ink cartridge is not installed E16 - Ink remaining is unknown E19 - Failed to scan head alignment sheet E22 - Carriage error E23 - Paper feed error E24 - Purge unit error E25 - ASF(cam) sensor error E26 - Internal temperature rise error E27 - Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full E28 - Ink cartridge temperature rise error - E29 - EEPROM error E33 - Paper feed position error E35 - USB Host VBUD over current error - USB E37 - Abnormal motor driver error E40 - Other hardware error E42 - Scanner error 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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There is an absorbent sponge in the bottom of your waste ink container to help contain the waste ink your printer generates when it cleans the print head nozzles. That sponge is probably full and has triggered a "most informative" error message!
Check your user's manual about the procedure for changing the absorber and where to buy new ones.
I have a Cannon PIXMA ip 1600 printer. Recently, I am getting a message that says: The waste ink absorver is almost full. Press the printer's resume button to restart printing. What is this ? How to solve this problem ?
Super Canon User's method of resetting IP1600 1.Press Resume button hold for 1 - 2 minutes (count to 1 to 15-16) 2.Open the cover right away 3.Release Both cartridges out and then put cartridges them back again 4.Close The Cover 5.Turn Off Then Turn On again.
You can download the Resetter tools program from my website.
Click Link = http://www.4all2sell.com/reset-tools/ip1600st-RESETTER-TOOLS.zip 1.Download software for Canon iP1200, iP1600, 2200 Printers. 2.Unzip downloaded file by etc 3.Run GeneralTool.exe 4.Select the connected USB port number from USB PORT 5.Click LOCK RELEASE, and select the applicable model name in SET DESTINATION 6.In CLEAR WASTE INK COUNTER, select MAIN or PLATEN. The selected waste ink counter will be reset. MAIN resets the main waste ink counter, PLATEN resets the platen waste ink counter. If both the main and platen waste ink absorbers are replaced, reset both the main and platen waste ink counters. Free WinZip http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm
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