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The "Ink Absorer is full" error message is coming up when I want to print. How do I fix this?

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You will need to reset your printer.
Try to follow these procedures to reset your printer.

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 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 on/off lights in green, press the
Stop/Reset button 4 times, the specified number of
time(s) according to the
function listed in the table below.(Each time the
Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights
alternately in
orange and green, starting with orange.)note: press 4
times for waste ink counter reset.

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

5) Turn off the printer.( it must be turned off)
then turn it on again.

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

  • mjg77 Sep 08, 2010

    See the following youtube video to see the pattern of button presses correctly performed if it is not clear enough in these instructions.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPZmKUYu...

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SOURCE: Canon MP 160 message ink absorer is full contact

Hi there it is ink error.
You can try to reset the cartages this may do it Please call back let us know if it worked for you, PLEASE.

But some time when you get the chance do clean the waste tank out.
?

  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

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on May 10, 2010

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Hi there it is ink error.
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But some time when you get the chance do clean the waste tank out.
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