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Waste ink How do i take off the scanner part so i can empty the waste ink sponges? I have taken off the motherboard cover but can't reach the back 2 screw. I couldn't figure out how to make the scanner flip up to the 180 degree. Anyone know how

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  • Karen May 11, 2010

    Hi, what is the make and model?



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Hi you can try this.

To reset waste tank full error in MP730.

1. Hit the "menu": Key
2. Hit "Copy" Key
3. Hit "#" Key
4. Scroll thru the menu headings until you come to "Test Mode" - 12th heading
5. Hit the "3" button- this will bring up Eprom Clear
6. Hit "0" button
7. Hit the "Stop" button

Can only try then your printer go on longer but some time the other you need to clean out the waste ink it inside the printer go to open up all.

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 Feb 11, 2010


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Waste ink absorber is full - replace What is procedure to replace?

The first thing to do is remove the plastic covers on your printer, usually 2 to 6 screws. When you take some-thing like this apart it is always best to use some sort of screw divider, so as not to get them mixed up or get them lost.

The ink tanks are normally located on the rear of the printer, behind the ink head. The waste ink tank consists of 4 or 5 sponges. I suggest at this stage to put on a pair of those disposable gloves and wear old clothes. There will be ink every where.

Place the ink pads on some old news paper for now, then using tissue paper clean out the plastic hovel from which they came. Now rinse out the sponges under running water, squeeze them out, to get out all the ink. Dry them off in the sun for the day.

Reinstall them and put the printer back together.

Now click here to download the counter reset software.
Click here for more information.

Turn on your printer and install the software, run the software and reset waste ink counter.

Presto your printer is working again.
Happy printing

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2 of the lights just under on off switch(2 to the left) . were it says quantity ythere is a E symbol showing,nothing happens when you connest camera either.

You need to reset your printer. Google search for "indoreset for r230", that is the program that you can use to reset your printer. Or you can use the SSC Service Utility, just search for it in the net. You particularly need to reset the waste ink pad counter.

After you reset your printer, check the back of your r230, you will see there a small access cover with a screw. Unscrew it. Take a look inside and you will see a tube connected to the waste ink tank, try to disconnect it from the waste ink tank, carefully pulling it out the access window. Do not force it out completely, you will be able to pull out only about an inch of the tube. When the tube is out, get another tube (silicon or plastic) around 6 inches long would do (12 inches will be fine)that would fit in that tube you've just pulled out, then get an empty plastic bottle with a cover, puncture a hole in the cover and put the other end of the tube in that hole, that plastic bottle will be your new waste ink tank. You are doing all these so you wouldn't have to dismantle your printer to remove and replace the waste ink pads inside your printer.

After doing all these you can now use your printer again. You just need to empty the plastic bottle regularly. And when the time comes to reset your printer again, just use the program again and that's it.

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Error Number: 1700 The waste ink absorber is almost full. What is it? Where do I get a replacement? How do I replace one?

Not all the ink that gets pulled out of an ink-cartridge reaches the paper. Some of the "ink" is "waste". As such, it goes into an "absorber" (a sponge). The electronics inside the printer "predict" when the absorber is getting full, based on the number of pages you print, and the time between printing pages.

So, take your printer to a qualified printer technician.
They will empty the absorber, or replace it,
and "reset" the electronics inside the printer,
to indicate that the absorber has become "empty".

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The printer is giving me a message to check printer (press resume key) I have already checked for any obstructions or paper jams and need to know how to replace the waste ink tank to see if this is...

try these steps to fix the problem:
Resetting the Waste Ink Volume Counter
1) Enter SERVICE MODE.---
By pressing Menu Copy Copy Copy Scan
2) Select TEST MODE.
3) Select [8] PRINTER TEST in TEST MODE.
4) Select 3. [EEPROM CLEAR].
5) Select 0. [INK COUNT].
6) Press the [Set] key.
7) Press the [Stop/Reset] key (returning to the state of 3)), and then press the [ON/OFF] key.

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How do I empty Waste Ink Absorber?>

Please check the following steps:

Step 1: Open your printer.
Step 2: Wear gloves to protect your hands from Ink.
Step 3: Locate the Waste Ink Pads on the inside of your printer. They are on the right hand side and are quite small.
Step 4: You can remove the pads and the holder with a gentle pull.
Step 5: Using a tissue, soak up as much ink as possible and clean the area around the waste ink area.
Step 6: There is one more waste holder in the right back bottom of the printer. A kind of sponge. There are few screws and plastic parts to be removed and this sponge needs to be washed, dryed and placed again. Be careful and patient. This is no understatement. On the iP1500 this requires the dismantling of most of the printer. Take a photograph (even with your cell phone) so you can trace back your steps. On the iP1500 the drive motor on the side (Just behind the waste ink pads) has to be removed to get to the main sponge. You also need to take care as you lift the slide/carriage. Below this you find 5 little springs.
Step 7: Carefully replace the holder and the pads. Close printer.
Step 8: Whilst printer is disconnected from the mains power, press and hold the power button and reconnect to ac power.
Step 9: Release the power button.
Step 10: Press the power button again.

**If this works please rate else let me know in case of further help.**

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MP 610 is leaving black ink streaks the length of the page on back of paper. I have used the printer maintenance to clean the rollers, ink head etc several times and have installed a new black ink...

That sounds like the ink is coming off the waste ink absorbers. Try blotting the excess ink off the bottom of the printer with paper towels. The ink absorbers are small pads at the bottom of the paper feed path. With work, you can pull them pads and rinse them clean and then reinstall them when dry. Unfortunately, this can take almost disassembling the printer. Simply absorbing some of the excess is a temporary step.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(there is a counter that indicates when (based on average use) the waste ink absorber is full. The printer will stop working when that number is reached. Unfortunately, I haven't seen a reset for this model that actually works.)

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How to fix waste in full

Peel too many apples for a Thanksgiving pie, and the "waste" (the apple-peels) will fill your garbage-bin. So, you have to empty-out the garbage-bin, or replace the full garbage-bin with a brand-new _empty_ garbage bin.

Print too many pages, and the "waste" ink will fill the miniature waste-bin inside the printer. Take the printer to a qualified technician, and have him/her either empty the bin, or replace the sponge in the bin with a fresh sponge.

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Canon Waste Ink Full- How to remove and replace it.

I removed the waste ink basket, they are four parts of thick sponges 2 big ones and another two small pieces in the bottom of the printer. you can clean them , dry them and intall them again it will take an hour or more.
1- you have to unscrew the back of the printer, 4 screws
2- after you remove the back on the left hand side there are two sockets installed on for the feeder and ther aother for the scanner, remove the sockets, and unscrew the ground wires
3 remove the feeder
4 to remove the scaner,
press the botton on the right hand side the printer will open, you will see it is attached with a white joint, simply remove the axe, by pushing it with a screw driver, then there are two screws on the right hand remove them, you will find the mother board. remove the wires related to the scanner,after that you can remove it by opening the scaner 180 degrees
free the joint in the right hand first
5-after removing the scanner, you have to unscrew the mother board, 4 or 5 screws, remove all the wire sockets.put it in a safe place, you have to reset it by connecting the battary poles for 10 seconds.
6 remove the metal plate 4 screws
7 remove the sockets connected to the small board .
8 look on the right hand you will see one screw under the small board you can remove it without removing it. you have two in the back and one in the left hand side remove them all
now you can remove the big part of the printer.
when you remove it you will find the waste basket and all the the waste toner. becareful with cleaning remve the sponges, clean them and dry them. clean the bottom of the printer from toner and return them .
dont forget to install all the sockets again.

good luck

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Canon mp 130 printer waste ink

off the printer and open upside cover,see 'the waste ink absorber if there any spunge pull that
and empty the waste ink from sponge or waste ink absorber

again cloused the upside cover

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