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The ink wate absorber is full

How do I empty or fix the Ink waste absorber?

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  • kiatoa May 20, 2008

    I have a pixma mp110 and the ink absorber is full and now showing message: check printer (5800) can anyone help me.

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    waste ink full code

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    canon pixma mp 130, ink waste absober is full how do i rectify the problem

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    Same problem, cleared ink absorber but now have error 5800 anyone know how to fix? contacted cannon but they were very unhelpful

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To reset waste ink counter:
Press Menu-Scan-Copy-Scan to enter service menu.
Use arrow keys to scroll to "Service menu counter access".
Press OK.
Use arrow keys to scroll to "ABS-M DOT COUNT"
Press Copy.
Use arrow keys to reset count to zero.
Press OK.
Press Stop/Reset.

OR

turn on the printer press menu
press scan, copy, scan to enter service mode
use> to get to nvram
set ABS-M level to 0
Set ABS-P level to 0
Press stop to exit.....Done.

I hope this help!

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You may find the instructions here if you search through the forum.

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet

there is usually someone who has had the same problem.

Cheers

Posted on May 09, 2008

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