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Ink absorber full and printer not working

I am using a Cannon Pixma MP150 and the error showing up is that the waste ink absorber is full. I am living in a very remote place in the Papuan highlands of Indonesia without a dealer nearby. What can I do as the printer is not able to print now.

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  • nrcwamena Jul 12, 2010

    The ink absorber of my Canon Pixma MP150 is full. I tried to clean the pads as informed by one of the experts. Nevertheless the printer does still show the same error and says the ink absorber is full. I am living in a very remote place in the central highlands of Papua and Indonesia and all dealers are far away. No option to send it somewhere. I am very unsatisfied with the design of this Canon printer as the machine is working very well. the only problem are the full pads and the whole machine does not work anymore.

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Hello,

I advice you follow this procedure to fix the problem,

  1. Start with printer off
  2. Press and hold resume Button (triangle in the circle) and click “Power” button. green led should be on
  3. hold the Power button, release Resume Button.
  4. Without releasing the Power Button, double click “Resume” button and then release Both Buttons.
  5. Click “Resume” for four times then click “Power” button, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber).
  6. Turn off the printer and turn on again.
With this, the problem should be fixed.

Take care.


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Hi,
Visit to the given link and download the manual and go through PDF page no 89, 90, 100 and 108.
http://www.retrevo.com/support/Canon-MP150-Multifunction-Printers-manual/id/259bh637/t/2/
....or if you are skilled enough then, take out long black sponge under print head. wash, dry, replace...
Since you have not dealer or service station nearby, So it is advised that you should purchased the service manual of your printer. It will help you to solve problems... http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/44590 Hope this has helped you.. Thanks..

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This problem occurs when the waste ink is absorbed by a absorber and when it is full. Try cleaning the absorber. To do that, please follow the instruction in this site :

http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-the-Canon-Pixma-IP1000-Printer-Waste-Ink-Absorber

Thank You.

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

  • nrcwamena Jul 10, 2010

    I opened the printer and cleaned the pads but the ink absorber is still full when I ask to print a document.

    This is a very weak point on this article. I am very amazed that ink can absorb in such a 'remote' area of the printer. This forces people to buy another printer although the machine is still okay. Canon should think about pollution which is caused by this design.

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My printer shows E 2 7. how can i fix it?


i believe on this model the error code means that the ink tank is full...
http://www.mediafire.com/?s2pa54m5z2wqwru
this is a link to my hosting site where you can download the software reset tool for a the MP models...
To reset waste ink counter at printers canon pixma MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP450 and MP460 there any 2 choice, that is :
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E3-3 = Paper jam
E4 = No ink
E5-5 = 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
E9 = The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing
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E15 = Ink cartridge is not installed E16 – Ink remaining is unknown
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E22 = Carriage error
E23 = Paper feed error
E24 = Purge unit error
E25 = ASF(cam) sensor error
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How to solve the problem of "Waste ink absorber is full", then show "check printer" & "5800" after continuing to use it for Canon MP150 Printer?


Use this method with your own risk!!

E2-2 = No paper (ASF)
E3-3 = Paper jam
E4 = No ink
E5-5 = 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
E9 The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera
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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 15 USB Host VBUD overcurrent error - USB
E37 17 Abnormal motor driver error
E40 20 Other hardware error
E42 22 Scanner error

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firstly download MPTOOL
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Download manual guide how to use MPtool
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I have a Cannon Pixma MP150 printer. I am


  1. Start with printer off
  2. Press and hold resume Button (triangle in the circle) and click “Power” button. green led should be on
  3. While holding the Power button, release the Resume Button.
  4. Without releasing the Power Button, click “Resume” button for two times and release Both Buttons.
  5. Click “Resume” for four times then soon click “Power” button, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber).
  6. Turn off the printer and turn on again .
Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.

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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
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E42 - Scanner error

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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
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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
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E37 - Abnormal motor driver error
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Error 8


Dear sir your problem is or E8 mean
Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full
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Wastw ink absorber is full


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How to clear Error Code Canon printers MP150 MP160
CANNON Printers MP150/MP160 ERROR CODE


E2-2 No paper (ASF)
E3-3 Paper jam
E4 No ink
E5-5 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

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
E16 -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 15 USB Host VBUD overcurrent error - USB
E37 17 Abnormal motor driver error
E40 20 Other hardware error
E42 22 Scanner error

1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding
the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a
service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the
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The number of the Reset
button pressing
LED Function Remarks

0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset
procedures below.
5 times Orange Destination setting See Destination setting
procedures below.
6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
11 times Orange Button / LCD checking
12 or more times Returns to a menu selection

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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