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I have a printer MP260 and error P8 (probably ink absorber full) it is on screen and block any printing. I need to reset this error (probably also the ink counter). Can anyone help me? Claudiu

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Hmm.. did u ever try to open your printer??? check it??? I got pixma 258 which almost similar to ur printer.. 1st try press the reset button for 5 sec..

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Everytime i print documents, the windows show THE INK ABSORBER IS ALMOST FULL CANCEL PRINTING ..pls help me to fix this problem ..thanks


So you probably have a Canon Pixma printer with an error code E27 = "Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full".
These two tutorial videos will teach you:
1. How to clean the MAIN ink absorbers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVpjqBr7KjU&feature=fvwrel
But there's a second ink absorber - the PLATEN one - which he does not talk about. The PLATEN is in the black plastic directly underneath the printhead as it slides back and forth. CLEAN THE PLATEN TOO before following the Part 2 video to reset both the MAIN and PLATEN ink absorbers in your software. And don't repeat his mistake when putting the printer back together - the springs he points to at 4:30 WILL fall out! 2. How to reset your printer's internal firmware to remove error alert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IrBdw7el2E&feature=fvwrel
P.S. Of course it is much easier to bring it to ther printer service (even better if your warranty service can do it for free, if the full ink absorbers error was not caused by too intensive printing, i.e. not your fault).

Mar 06, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Ink Absorber Full on Canon Printers


When you see the error "Ink absorber nearly full" or "ink absorber full" you
really need a shop to replace the ink absorber. The error is generated by firmware in the printer or multi-function that counts the number of prints, power cycles, and cleaning operations. It is not a sensor or gauge inside to be reset. The absorbers are thick pads covering the bottom of the print engine and all waste ink from the purge assembly is directed through channels and tubes to these absorbers. You should never reset the error code without fresh absorbers installed as the ink can fill inside and ruin the printer or damage the furniture the printer sits on. The absorbers are fairly cheap, from $10.00 to about $20.00 and after changing the pads the Canon repair person will enter the service mode and reset the counter. This operation is well worth the expense as a good technician will clean and lubricate the printer at the same time ensuring you of longer trouble-free printing.

on Dec 31, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Well the error message states that the mx310 ink bucket absorber is full and i cannot print\copy...


This is a reoccuring problem with cannon printers:

The print heads inside your Canon printer can become clogged and dirty over time, both from dried ink and dust particles. Each Canon printer includes a self-cleaning utility that automatically brushes off excess ink. While the feature keeps your printer running smoothly, it also fills up the foam ink absorber inside the printer. When the absorber is full, your printer displays an error message and won't print. To fix the issue, you need to clean out the absorber and reset the printer's ink absorber code.
Difficulty: Moderate Instructions Things You'll Need:

  • Gloves
  • Bowl
  • Soap
  • Paper towel
  1. 1

    Grab the plastic lid at the middle of the Canon printer and lift upward so the printer's internal compartment is visible. Wait five seconds for the ink carriage to slide over from the right side of the printer.

  2. 2

    Locate the square rubber frame at the far right end of the printer that houses the ink absorber. Grip the frame and pull it slightly toward you until it detaches from the printer. Pull the frame to the left and lift it out of the printer. Unplug the printer's power cable.

  3. 3

    Pull the two foam ink absorber segments out of the rubber frame. Place all three pieces in a bowl filled with warm water and soap. Gently scrub each piece to release the absorbed ink.

  4. 4

    Dry off the two foam ink absorber segments and the rubber frame. Set them on a paper towel and wait for each component to completely dry. Slide the foam ink absorber segments back into the rubber frame.

  5. 5

    Position the rubber frame back inside the right side of the printer. Press the frame onto its seat until it locks into place. Push closed the plastic lid.

  6. 6

    Hold down the power button on the printer's control panel as you plug in the power cable. Release the power button and wait five seconds. Tap the power button again to reset the printer's ink absorber code.



Read more: How to Clean a Canon Ink Absorber ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7920357_clean-canon-ink-absorber.html#ixzz1EkisP5cs

Feb 23, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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The error number is P8. The printer is not working at all.


Hello,

The 8 error code just means that the ink absorber is full and needs to be replaced. Power cycling will not help this problem. A shop needs to replace the absorber and reset the counter.

Thanks,
Bhautesh.

Aug 21, 2010 | Canon Pixma MP270 All-in-One InkJet...

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Ink absorber full so printer wont print


yes, printer wont print and see screen message

Use this method below with your own risk!!

E2-2 = No paper (ASF)
E3-3 = Paper jam
E4 = No ink
E5-5 = The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed, or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 = Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full
E9 The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera
Direct Printing
E14 The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 Ink cartridge is not installed E16 - Ink remaining is unknown
E16 -E19 Failed to scan head alignment sheet
E22 Carriage error
E23 Paper feed error
E24 Purge unit error
E25 ASF(cam) sensor error
E26 Internal temperature rise error
E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 Ink cartridge temperature rise error -
E29 EEPROM error
E33 Paper feed position error
E35 15 USB Host VBUD overcurrent error - USB
E37 17 Abnormal motor driver error
E40 20 Other hardware error
E42 22 Scanner error

Use MPTOOL to reset waste ink absober full on pixma mp160.
Download your Mptool first http://www.ziddu.com/download/8524406/MPTool.rar.html

Download manual guide how to use Mptool on pixma mp160.
http://www.ziddu.com/download/8525856/mp160manualguide.pdf.html

Hope this can help......

Jul 15, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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How do I reset waste ink tank full on Smartbase mp390?


Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button to clear the error (1700)
Waste ink absorber error 1700
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that this absorber is nearly full.

Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button on the printer to clear the error, so you can continue the print job. The printer will need to be serviced as soon as possible.


Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button to clear the error (1700)
Waste ink absorber error 1700
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that this absorber is nearly full.

Press the <RESUME/CANCEL> button on the printer to clear the error, so you can continue the print job. The printer will need to be serviced as soon as possible.


Jan 05, 2010 | Canon SmartBase MP390 All-In-One InkJet...

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Ink absorber full


This is a very common problems with canon printers. They are set for a certain number of prints and they need the ink absorber serviced. Now along with resetting the printer its best to replace the absorber. Here is link to site that has reset instructions.
http://ij-forum.blogspot.com/2008/08/reset-waste-ink-absorber-error-waste.html
Thanks,
Lee

Nov 05, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP3300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Used ink ?


From CANON FAQs:



Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Ink Absorber Replacement Options i350

Ink Absorber Replacement Options This printer has an ink absorber that takes in ink during the printing and print head cleaning processes. The cleaning process is necessary in order to keep the print head nozzles from becoming clogged. Over the life of the printer, the amount of ink that the ink absorber has absorbed is calculated by the printer. Eventually, after substantial use, the printer will enter an error condition when the ink absorber is nearly full. At this point, printing is still possible by pressing the <Resume> button on the printer. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.
Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. We are aware that there are many "do-it-yourself" Web sites that offer instructions for making this repair. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Be aware that if you attempt this procedure, it is at your own risk.



Solution: Reset the printer
Resetting the Printer By resetting the printer's power, the print buffer is cleared and certain sensors are reset. If there is invalid data in the buffer, or sensors are stuck in a particular mode; errors may occur. Follow these steps to reset the printer:
  1. Turn the printer off with the Power button (if available).

  2. Disconnect the data cable from the printer (not applicable to WiFi, Bluetooth or Infrared) .

  3. Unplug the printer's power cord for approximately 10 minutes, and then plug it back in. If troubleshooting a communication issue, reconnect the data cable (not applicable to WiFi, Bluetooth or Infrared).

  4. Turn the printer back on.
Note: If resetting the printer does not work, please attempt any other solutions that appeared in your search results.If this is a hardware error on the printer, the printer may need to be repaired.

Aug 13, 2009 | Canon i350 InkJet Printer

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Waste Ink near full shows on screen. Won't print!


Hi ...

Cannon Pixma MP780 have an absorber and this error is related to this absorber.

This printer has an ink absorber that takes in ink during the printing and print head cleaning processes. The cleaning process is necessary in order to keep the print head nozzles from becoming clogged. Over the life of the printer, the amount of ink that the ink absorber has absorbed is calculated by the printer. Eventually, after substantial use, the printer will enter an error condition when the ink absorber is nearly full. At this point, printing is still possible. Press the <Stop/Reset> button to cancel the error. You will still be able to print for a short period. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.
Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset.

I would suggest that you take your printer to the nearest cannon service centre and get it repaired.

Don't forget to vote if this helps ... Cheers :)

Jul 17, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

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P8 error code on cannon mp260 cannot get to print


The 8 error code just means that the ink absorber is full and needs to be replaced. Power cycling will not help this problem. You need to replace the absorber and reset the counter

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Jun 10, 2009 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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