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Canon PIXMA MP130 'waste ink absorber' message

My printer is displaying the 'waste ink absorber' message - it is still printing if i press 'ok'

i've looked at the answers on your site and they mention a 'resume' button - my printer doesn't have a resume button....

any ideas???

thanks

kathryn

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  • vesey-wells Apr 07, 2008

    "Waste ink absorber is almost full, see manual" unfortunately the manual is on disc and corrupt? Need help.

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    the same message appears everytime I turn my printer on

  • vbryan Aug 04, 2008

    Help! - My Canon Pixma MP130 printer is showing the "ink waste absorber almost full" error. somehow I managed ot access the page count but still could not put it back to zero. Can anyone help?



    Thanks,

    Bigwig

  • Daryl Thompson Aug 11, 2008

    I am having problems with the waste ink absorber



  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    I pressed the ok button and got good printing several times. Now I get the message "ink absorber is full" and I cannot get ant further printing. Is there anything I can do at this point, or should I scrap the printer and buy another one?



    John

  • bixler4 Sep 13, 2008

    I pressed the ok button and got good printing several times. Now I get the message "ink absorber is full" and I cannot get ant further printing. Is there anything I can do at this point, or should I scrap the printer and buy another one?


  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    waste absorber is almost full

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    this helped a lot. I didn't know how to reset the printer waste ink but the copy scan thingy worked. thanks!

  • baggybob May 12, 2009

    After two years use, my PIXMA MP110 printer/scanner is displaying 'the waste ink absorber is almost full.See Manual'

    There is nothing in the manual about this problem. How do I sort it or get rid of the prompt?

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If the error message is ""ink waste absorber almost full"

1) Enter SERVICE MODE By pressing Menu-Scan-Copy-Scan
2) Enter NVRAM by pressing OK
4)Enter ABS-M LEVEL by pressing <--- or ---> then OK
5)SET ABS-M LEVEL TO 0
6)OK
7)STOP/RESET"

If the error message is "" bottom ink waste absorber almost full"
Set "ABS-P" level to 0. Then "OK" and "STOP/RESET"

To clean the absorber, open the cover, and there are 2 small pads under where the cartridges normally sit. Put a pad of absorbent kitchen towel on top of the pad and press down a few times. The towel should absorb most of the ink. To give it a really good clean, turn the printer upside down while holding the kitchen towel over the pads and press a few times. You'll get more ink out.

It's a good idea to wear disposable gloves when you do this.

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1) Enter SERVICE MODE By pressing Menu-Scan-Copy-Scan
2) Enter NVRAM by presing <--- or ---> then OK
3)SET ABS-M LEVEL TO 0
4)OK

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There are two small absorber pads on the right side of the printer where the printer head cleans itself and where it usually sits when its not printing, I was able to remove these and clean them with water, they couldnt hold anymore ink. I was able to pry the pads out with a pointed toothpick, it was easy enough, but its hard to get back there, since I dont know of an easy way besides the main front access hole where you change the cartridges. resetting the the printer will only fix half the problem since it doesnt acually get to the root of the problem, so this is recommended if you can do it.

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How do I remove the ink absorber for PIXMA MP130 for my Canon printer. Can it be cleaned or do I have to buy a new one.??

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After scrolling to "ABS-M DOT COUNT" you must then press"COPY". Then use the ARROW KEYS to re-set count to zero. Then "OK" and "STOP/RESET"

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Do you have a manual on this printer?

also, see this for more assistance

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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.

OR

turn on the printer press menu
press scan, copy, scan to enter service mode
use> to get to nvram
set ABS-M level to 0
Set ABS-P level to 0
Press stop to exit......Done.

I hope this help!

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Most ink-jet printers are designed to be replaced when the ink absorber is full. (The error message comes up when the count of pages printed gets close to the expected number of pages before failure of the printer.) These pads absorb waste ink during the print head cleaning cycle and when full will smear ink everywhere.

To temporarily clear the message, press the OK button. Canon offers a set of replacement parts through their service centers. However, if the printer is out of warranty, this may not be worthwhile. See this site: http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mx_series/pixma_mx700?CMD=MIXED_SEARCH&mName=PIXMA+MX700&mType=PIXMA+MX&pageKeyCode=ekbresults&searchString=waste+ink+absorber+almost+full&BASIC_SEARCH_CURRENT_TOPIC_ID=1078&BASIC_SEARCH_CURRENT_TOPIC_TYPE=0&RESULTS=RELEVANCE&RELEVANCE_START=1&RELEVANCE_COUNT=10&CONFIGURATION=1011&PARTITION_ID=1&TIMEZONE_OFFSET=null&USERTYPE=1&isSecure=false for more information about Canon Support. If you get the replacement kit, it will include the directions for resetting the printer's waste ink counter.

If you want to replace the absorbers, be prepared. This is a messy job and requires disassembling the printer from the top. On the Canon printers that I have dealt with, there are several absorbers. One group is below the spot where the print cartridges rest when idle. The rest are down at the absolute bottom of the unit. These are rubbery pads that sit in plastic wells in the case.

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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
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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."

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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)
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