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Re: The ink wate absorber is full
To reset waste ink counter:
Press Menu-Scan-Copy-Scan to enter service menu.
Use arrow keys to scroll to "Service menu counter access".
Use arrow keys to scroll to "ABS-M DOT COUNT"
Use arrow keys to reset count to zero.
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.
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When the printer is not being used, the print-heads slide to their "resting" position,
in order to keep the ink-jets moist, i.e., to NOT dry-out.
Some ink is absorbed into that INK-ABSORBER.
Now, after a few years of usage, that ink-absorber is "full".
Like taking-out the garbage from your kitchen waste-basket when it gets full, and replacing the full waste-basket with an empty waste-basket, it's time to get your printer serviced -- replace the "full" ink-absorber with an "empty" ink-absorber.
Note that CANON printers do not actually "measure" the fullness -- they electronically estimate the fullness, given information about how much you print, and how often you print, and the "density" of the pages that you do print (text is much less dense than colour-photos).
The waste ink absorber can sometimes be removed and cleaned out and put back into place. Although it is not always easy to get at. Usually once this happens it is time for a new printer. You can also contact Canon and see if they have a replacement part for this.
If you peel apples, the apple-peel becomes "waste", and you put the waste into a bin. When the bin is full, you have to do something, i.e., empty the bin into a composter, or send the bin to the land-fill, or you get another bin.
Similarly, when your printer "wastes" ink, the ink is retained inside the printer, until the waste-absorber unit becomes full.
Take the printer to a qualified technician, to either "empty" the bin, or to "replace" the bin.
The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange
Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used
during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is
nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the
error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely
full, contact a Canon service representative.
Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this
error occurs. Once the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will no
longer be possible.
Inkjet printers have a fibrous pad inside them that collects the waste
ink from cleaning the print head. Over time, this pad fills up with ink
and can no longer hold any more. When this occurs, the printer
indicates a "waste ink full" error.
The waste ink absorption pads cannot be emptied, only replaced.
the waste ink absorption pads is something an authorized canon service
facility can take care of for you. Once they are replaced,
it'll be functional again.
You'll always find the wast ink absorber under the printer head after
printer head prints and rest, there is a rubber type clip which cleans
the head and the ink drips down on the cushion absorber. Disassemble
the printer and remove the cushion than dip in the bucket of water
until ink dissolves out of the cushion and wash under running tap until clean then dry
and finish, put back the item and assemble the printer.