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You haven't stated which model you have, but on Pentax models "green mode" is an auto-everything mode. You just point the camera, adjust the zoom and the camera chooses everything else. As a result it does not allow access to almost all other functions.

Not all functions are available in all modes: you'll find similar restrictions when using any of the scene modes which your camera is likely to have, but for most of them you'll have fewer restrictions. You get maximum control in manual mode, and a very slightly less in aperture priority mode (the choose the aperture, the camera selects the correct matching shutter speed) and also in shutter priority mode (you choose the shutter speed, the camera selects the correct aperture). Program mode chooses the aperture and shutter speed for you, but allows you to retain full control of everything else and also to adjust the balance between the pre-selected shutter and aperture settings whilst maintaining the same exposure level. These modes are labelled P,A, S, M on those camera function dials which support these modes, your may or may not have them.

I hope that my speedy free reply has been of assistance to you; if so please let me know by taking a moment to rate my answer. If not, please add a comment instead and state your exact camera model and I shall be happy to assist you further.

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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I get a message that says "Waste Ink Near Full".


3 choices are available. Take it in for service(expensive), try to clean waste ink pad yourself(messy) or try this reset yourself. It works on many different models and may be your answer.

I have been running my printer for approximately 2 years since resetting mine without a problem.



Waste ink full reset


These are the instructions which worked for me on my Canon pixma mp470:

1) Close the print head cover, and turn off the printer. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press 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 three times, and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.) During initialization, the LED blinks in green.

4) When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button the 4 times. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)

5) Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the
selected function is performed. (When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.)

6) Power off then back on and test.

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I have a message saying my ink absorber is full. What do I need to do?


Hi there Joan,

Try these steps:

1. While the printer is turned OFF, press and hold the Resume/Cancel button and Power button. Wait for the lights to turn green. Now, while holding the buttons together, release first the Resume/Cancel button.

2. Then press the Resume/Cancel button thrice then release the two buttons now.

3. When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times.

4. Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the selected function is performed.. When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.

6) Power off then back on and test.

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.error 1700 says waste ink absorber nearly


(In waste ink absorber replacement, perform
the EEPROM information print to identify if the main and/or platen
waste ink absorber should be replaced. After replacement, reset
the applicable waste ink counter(s).)

Waste ink counter reset See “Service mode operation
procedures” below.
The following 3 methods are available:
- Resetting the main waste ink counter (0%)
- Re-setting the main waste ink counter
value to 50%
- Resetting the platen waste ink counter
(0%)

<Service mode operation procedures>
1) With the front cover closed, and 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.) During initial operations,
the LED blinks in green.
4) When the LED light sin 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.)
Time(s) LED Function Remarks
0 times Green Power off When the print head is not installed, the
carriage returns and locks in the home
position.
1 time Orange Service test print
2 times Green EEPROM information print
3 times Orange EEPROM initialization
4 times Green Waste ink counter resetting Proceed to the step 5), and follow the
Waste ink counter reset procedures.
5 times Orange Destination settings Proceed to the step 5), and following the
Destination settings procedures.
6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
7 to 9 times Orange Not used in servicing
10 times Green Return to the menu selection
5) After the function (menu) is selected, press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the
selected function is performed. (When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu
selection mode automatically.)
<Waste ink counter reset procedures>
In the waste ink counter resetting mode, press the Resume/Cancel button the specified number of
time(s) according to the ink counter reset value listed in the table below, and press the Power button.
Time(s) LED Waste ink counter value
0 times Green Reset the main waste ink counter (0%).
1 time Orang
e
Reset the platen waste ink counter (0%)
2 times Green Re-set the main waste ink counter value to 50%.
<Destination settings procedures>
In the destination settings mode, press the Resume/Cancel button the specified number of time(s)
according to the destination listed in the table below, and press the Power button.
Time(s) LED Destination
0 times Green No change
1 time Orang
e
Japan
2 times Green Other than Japan (A4)
3 times Orang
e
Other than Japan ltr

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I have Canon MP760 Pixma printer message coming up 'waste ink absorber is almost full' can you tell me how to fix this?


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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 three times, and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.) During initialization, the LED blinks in green.

4) When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button the 4 times. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)

5) Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the
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Waste ink full reset

These are the instructions which worked for me on my Canon pixma ip90 bought August 06:

1) Close the print head cover, and turn off the printer. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press 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 three times, and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.) During initialization, the LED blinks in green.

4) When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button the 4 times. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)

5) Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the
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6) Power off then back on and test.

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DSC W 30


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togle across from REC Mode to setup
togle down thrice from camera to setup 1
togle across into sub menu
togle down from four times to Initialize
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press center button to accept the OK choice
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Opening on the 'Clock Set' screen
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If it is working then don't forget to set your Clock.

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<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)
4 times LED Green Waste ink counter resetting

5) After the function (menu) is selected, press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the selected function is performed. (When the operation completes,
the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.)
Regards,

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