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Canon pixma ip8500, on third print head in about 4 years. will not print yellow despite repeated head cleaning cycles, now waste ink absorber is full. need instructions for emptying/replacing said absorber. Thanks Barrie

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The waste ink absorber cannot be replaced mate. you have to buy new printer.the waste ink absorber is the sponge part where head cleans all its ink. its a common problem in cannon.

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

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  • wyldfyre05 Oct 24, 2010

    If you want to get VERY inky, it is not difficult to get to the ink absorbers and rinse them out. Once the case is off, there are only 4 screws that hold the unit in the case. The absorbers are in the bottom front. They can be rinsed, dried, and replaced. (Though the techs say to buy new ones.) You must also reset the counter after reassembly since the "fullness" has to do with page count, not the actual ink.

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When i saw the error message telling me the ink absorber is full, i remove, clean it but it didn't work, the same error message appear again. so better buy a nother printer

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Ink absober is full


Eight flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full

The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber for the ink used during Print Head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.

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Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible

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Hi, We have had the Canon ip3000 pixma for about 5 years now. No probs., very pleased with it. It is sending me a message which I have never, ever seen before, and I can find absolutely no reference to it...


Hi,
when you sprint something, there is some time delay in printer, wich is used by printer to replenish color on print head.That means that purge unit, purges the ink from print head, to optimize printing or just clean the print head. Then the waste ink, ink wich is purged goes into absorber, its some kind of absorbing cloth under purge unit.
After certain number of purging, printer will automatically report absorber full.
You can clear the error in printers service mode:

<Service mode operation procedures>
1) With the printer power turned off, while pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press and hold the
Power button. (DO NOT release the buttons. The LED lights in green to indicate that a function
is selectable.)
2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the
Power button.)
3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 2 times, and then release
both the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed,
the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)
4) When the LED lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button the specified number of time(s)
according to the function listed in the table below. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is
pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)

4 times Green Waste ink counter resetting

Green means LED .

But 100% soulution would be to replace waste ink absorber.

Hope that helped!
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The waste ink absorber is full how to by pass this


Since my last post, I have found the method to reset the counter and stop the error message that the waste ink absorber is ALMOST full. I am not sure if it will work once the error becomes the waste ink absorber IS full.

After cleaning the ink absorbers as instructed in my last post, remove the print head by following the instructions which can be found on-line at www.usa.canon.com. Click on support and enter your model information. Then in the search box enter "remove print head."

After removing the print head, perform the following instructions:
1. With the power turned off, while pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press and hold the Power button. DO NOT release the buttons.
2. While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. DO NOT release the Power button.
3. While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Control button 2 times, and then release both the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons.
4. When the Power LED remains green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times.
5. Turn the printer off.
6. Turn the printer back on and install the printer head with on-line instructions as described above.

You are now ready to print,
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Waste ink absorber full I get a warning dialogue saying the 'Waste ink absorber is almost full' Press resume to continue. Solution would be appreciated. Many thanks.


Hi there,

Thanks for posting in FixYa.

It may be the problem arised due to installation. Also check the device manager for any flag coming.

You need to go for reinstall the printer.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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Canon IP8500 Ink Absorber is Full


To reset the ink absorber is almost full:

1. Remove print head by following manufacturer procedure (available at www.canon.usa.com.
2. Turn off printer.
3. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press and hold the Power button. (Do not release the buttons. The Power LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.)
4. While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (Do not release the Power button.)
5. While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 2 times. Then release both the Power and Resume/Control button.
6. When the Power LED lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times.
7. Turn printer off. Then replace the printer head using manufacturer's procedure available on line.
8. The printer is now reset and you are ready to print.

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Canon IP4300, Yellow prints as green. And all colors prints blue


makklodge:

1. Replace your Ink cartridge with original Ink. (yellow problem is Black catridge problem.

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How to Reset Waste Ink Protection Counter Canon Pixma IP8500 Printer

Instructions:
Resetting Waste Ink Counter Canon Pixma IP6000, Canon MP450, Canon Pixma IP8500

1. Turn off the printer.
2. Whilst pressing Resume button also press on POWER.
3. Then Press RESUME button and release POWER.
4. Then Press RESUME button again .
5. Then release all buttons.
6. Led Indicator should be green and stay green.
7. Click RESUME button 4 times if you wish to try again.

Then See Table Below:

Orange - Service test print ONCE - Orange - Service test print.
Green - EEPROM information TWICE - Green - EEPROM information print.
Orange - EEPROM initialization 3 TIMES - Orange - EEPROM initialization.
Green - Waste ink counter resetting 4 TIMES - Green - Waste ink counter resetting
Orange - Destination setting (Press Power then Press Resume 3x) 5 times - Orange - Destination setting (Press Power Press Resume 3x)
Green - Print head deep cleaning 6 TIMES - Green - Print head deep cleaning.
Orange - Green, Orange - Return to menu selection 11-13 TIMES - Orange, Green, Orange - Return to menu selection.
Green - Left margin correction 14 TIMES - Green - Left margin correction.

8. Turn off printer.
9. Restart Printer.
Good Luck!

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