Waste Ink Absorber full - Canon Pixma
Reporting solution by daweed:
"WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL or FULL ERROR MESSAGE PROBLEM
This is true
with many Canon Ink Jet Printers: Eventually, you'll get an error
message "Waste Ink Tank Almost Full, Contact Your Canon Repair Center".
Canon is totally sly about this, and is actually a pretty ridiculous
design flaw that they should be ashamed of- planned obsolescence.
Anyway, don't let this problem discourage buying an otherwise fantastic
This problem will also be indicated by flashing orange lights on your printer. Different flashes for different models.
IN YOUR PRINTER MANUAL TO KNOW WHAT NUMBER OF FLASHES INDICATE. In any
case, your computer printer software will also tell you exactly what is
You need to do this after you get the WASTE TANK ALMOST
FULL message and the printer continues to work, but BEFORE the WASTE
TANK FULL message and the printer completely stops. I think. ;-)
Here's the fix:
waste ink take is actually just a felt pad that sits under the printer
mechanism inside the case and absorbs the ink from your cleanings. From
what I gather, its both a time consuming and expensive proposition to
take to Canon to fix. And they won't tell people how to do it
themselves. Well, I WILL. And this works.
Remember of course, you've got to cycle the cleaning process a huge amount of times to get this to occur.
when it does, there is a fix-it-yourself solution that is both safe and
effective for the printer, and free. You have to be slightly mechanical
to do this. If you get this message and you've never used a screwdriver
and are all thumbs, well, Canon gotcha. But give it a shot even then,
or give it to someone halfway coordinated to do this for you.
You may RESET the printer code first if you like or do it after you clean the pad
some cases you may need to REMOVE THE PRINT HEAD FIRST or the reset
code will not work. This was true of the S900 and i960 so, remove the
print head first before doing this reset.
This is the correct code for the S and I (like i960) series of printers. (M series below this)
1) Power off printer
2) Hold RESUME button then press and hold POWER. (The beeper MAY sound once, or may not depending on your model.)
3) Hold POWER and Release RESUME.
4) Press RESUME twice then release both POWER and RESUME buttons.
5) When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME 4 times (for the S900, 3 times for the 8200 apparently).
6) Press power to set data.
7) Print away!
other codes for other printers and more info go here to this big forum
(but try the above first) Fix Your Own Printer Generally many of
Canon's models use exactly this same code, the i models use the same
code, all the s models use the same code.
I did this and it works fine! No more error messages and so..."
Mar 13, 2008 |
Canon PIXMA iP90 Mobile Printer