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  • rweber3 Apr 29, 2008

    Thank you but no, I have done that hundreds of times. I am getting the error message that the waste/used ink tank is almost full. I can push "resume button" now and bypass the error, but the manual says that eventually I won't be able to do that and the tank must be emptied and the counter reset. Need to know how to do that without taking it to a service center.

    Thanks,

    Ray

  • rweber3 Apr 29, 2008

    I am getting the error message that the waste/used ink tank is almost full. I can push "resume button" now and bypass the error, but the manual says that eventually I won't be able to do that and the tank must be emptied and the counter reset. Need to know how to do that without taking it to a service center.

    Thanks,

    Ray

  • rweber3 Apr 29, 2008

    Thank you Benimur, that seems to have worked for now. I will monitor and let you know if the message comes back.

    Great response and advice.

    Ray

  • rweber3 Apr 29, 2008

    Thanks,

    Just where is this waste ink tank/pad and how is it removed?

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All you need to do is replace the ink tank, cleaning it is not wise due to the nature of the ink, it basically is a pad that absorbs the ink and the replacement ink tanks are very cheap I think

you can order them from this link below

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=232&modelid=8720#SNAModelSuppliesAct

Let me know if you have any further questions and I would be glad to help

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    Waste Ink Counter Reset.



    (1) Turn off the printer.

    (2) Press and hold the RESUME button, then press and hold the POWER button.


    (3) Release the RESUME button, Next press and release the RESUME button
    two(2) more times in succession. Note: you are still holding the POWER
    button). The printer's carriage will “reset" or move momentarily.

    If the above was properly performed the printer will enter the "Service Mode".


    (4) Press the RESUME button 4 times, this will select the clear waste
    ink counter function. The lamp will alternate (change) color with each
    key press. Next press the POWER button to "set" the change, and return
    to the top of the function selection menu. Press the POWER button again
    to restart the printer.

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Apr 29, 2008

    Although the pad can be removed and cleaned (sort of), the ink is
    comprised of very fine particles and consequently it is impossible to
    completely clean the pad.

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    Benjamin Patri Apr 29, 2008

    The difficulty to replace the pad is akin to replacing a toaster oven
    element, a job for any 5 year old. Just be careful. Power the machine
    and open the lid to move the head carriage to the center. Then remove
    power cord. Remove the print carriage from the carrier (not the tanks,
    the whole carriage assembly), by lifting up the gray lever. Put a piece
    of cellophane tape (musn't use the word Scotch) over the head openings
    to protect them from damage and lay the assembly on its side. The ink
    will not run out nor will it dry out.

    The head can be cleaned
    with filtered water after removing the cartridges, just be extremely
    careful not to damage the head surfaces (look at them with a 10x lens
    to see just how small the openings are and how easy it is to damage
    them).

    There are four slots in the back with tabs inside that
    must be depressed in order to free the top. There are two tabs
    underneath that must be pushed in to free the power inlet box (it
    slides up and back, watch out for the wire connector when the box comes
    free). There are two screws that hold the frame to the bottom, one on
    each side near the back corner of the frame. They are gold with a
    washer head. Remove those and lift and wiggle the frame up and out to
    the rear.

    On the right side of the head travel path, where the
    head sits when not printing, are two small pads, one square and one
    rectangular. They are supposed to be white, probably they are black.
    Carefully pluck those out with tweezers and wash them (very inky!!). Be
    careful of the little plastic shields near the pads.

    In the
    chassis box is a narrow thick pad on top of the waste pad. This does
    not seem to collect ink (at least in mine it did not). Remove this and
    then the waste pad.

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Take out your existing ink cartridges and rinse the sponges well with alcohol. Blot them dry and let them sit a while. Also rinse the screens on the nozzles in the print head/ink tank. Rinse each screen by using a refill syringe then flood the ink tank compartment with a level of alcohol so as to just cover the screens. I let that sit a few minutes then blot dry. Run the cleaning phases.

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Hi,

Could it be that you are referring to waste ink reset?

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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    Louie Role Apr 29, 2008

    Hi again,

    If your concern is doing a reset on the waste ink tank counter, pls follow below procedure:
    1) Close the print head cover, and turn off the printer. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press the Power button.
    (Do not release the buttons. The LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.)
    2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (Do not release the Power button.)
    3)
    While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 3 times,
    and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.) During initialization, the LED blinks in green.
    4)
    When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the
    Resume/Cancel button 4 times (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is
    pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting
    with orange.) After the function (menu) is selected, press the
    Power button. The LED lights in green, and the selected function is
    performed. (When the operation completes, the printer returns to the
    menu selection mode automatically.)
    *** 4 times Green Waste ink counter resetting Both the main and borderless print waste ink counters are cleared.
    This was originally posted here.

    Hope this be of additional help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

    Good luck and kind regards.

    Thank you for using FixYa.

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    Louie Role Apr 29, 2008

    Ray, have you tried the reset procedure I have posted?

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Apr 29, 2008

    Great, pls post back for any further development. Cheers.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Apr 30, 2008

    Ray,

    As others have indicated, the waste ink pad is a sponge like materials used to be white but would expectedly be black now. it normally sits below the printheads when they are in their parked position.

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Hi rweber3

It take it you meant that you have to replace the cartridge ?

Simply open up the top cover and take out the old ink cartridge ( normally clips in and out ) and replace with the new.

If you have any further queries , feel free to post us another thread.

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