Question about Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer
Greetings, i have a problem with my canon ip1600, new cartridges only prints 50 pages and then they become empty. I have turned over the printer and it drips ink. I guess something is broken inside, but i cannot open my printer, I don't know how to do this. Could you help me please? how can I open my printer? what is wrong with it? how can i solve or repair it?
thanks in advance for your help.
Most likely you have a full waste ink absorber.The link is at the below location, but you will have to type in "waste ink" (without quotes). Since Canon links brings up generic pages, I have reproduced their instructions for you below the link. If you choose to take on this procedure yourself (which is against their advice), they will not provide the procedure.
I would also suggest that you see if it makes sense to you that it would be full and require replacement; in other words, have you had substantial use yet? If not, on that same page, you will see an indication that the printer may need repair as well.
Issue: ERROR LCD: WASTE INK NEAR FULL
Solution: Ink absorber replacement options - MP780
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. Press the <Stop/Reset> button to cancel the error. You will still be able to print for a short period. 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.
If you feel your product might require service, Canon has excellent service options, and we are eager to provide any assistance you may need. Click the link below to locate an authorized service facility and obtain further instructions.
Find a Service Location
If you still have questions about the issue you are experiencing, a Technical Support Representative will be happy to answer any question you may have. You can contact us through the email link or phone numbers listed below.
* There will be a pay for support charge if your product is out of warranty (see next section, below).
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Remove all of the paper from the paper tray and slide the paper guides all the way to the side. Examine the paper for any crumpled or torn pieces, then reload the tray. Make sure the guides fit snugly against the sides of the paper. If the guides are too loose, the paper can feed into the iP1600 skewed and cause a paper jam. If the guides are too tight it can cause the printer to grab more than one piece of paper.
Open the front of the printer and wait for the print cartridges to move to the center. Do not move the cartridges by hand--this could damage the printer and void your warranty.
Pull the cartridges slightly toward you and lift them free of the printer. Set the cartridges aside.
Wipe the interior of the printer with a soft cloth to remove any ink residue and paper dust. The Pixma iP1600 has a tendency to accumulate a lot of paper dust, especially during periods of heavy use. Cleaning the printer periodically is the best way to avoid problems.
Dip a cotton swab in warm water and carefully clean the bottom of each print cartridge. The print cartridges in the iP1600 printer also tend to accumulate paper dust. In addition the print nozzles can become clogged with ink residue, resulting in poor print quality and shortening the life of the cartridges. Continue wiping the cartridges until all ink residue and paper dust have been removed.
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With the original chip now
attached to the compatible cartridge (you may need double sided tape to
get the chip to stick well to the cartridge), and with the cartridge
now in the printer, Press and hold the Reset/OK Button for 5 seconds to
reset the chips.
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