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Get your printer serviced so that the technician can clean of the absorber and place it back.

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SOURCE: Reset Waste INk Canon MX318

Waste Ink Counter Reset.
(1) Turn off the printer.
(2) Press and hold the RESUME button, then press and hold the POWER button.
(3) Release the RESUME button, Next press and release the RESUME button two(2) more times in
succession. Note: you are still holding the POWER button). The printer's carriage will "reset"
or move momentarily. If the above was properly performed the printer will enter the
"Service Mode".
(4) Press the RESUME button 4 times, this will select the clear waste ink counter function. The lamp
will alternate (change) color with each key press.
1. Service/Factory test printout, including ink sensor check.
2. EEPROM - Info printout.
3. EEPROM - Initialization.
4. Reset the Waste ink counter.
5. Printer model setting. (More selections beyond this point - However it is best leave them unaltered - You have been warned!)
After selecting the desired mode (eg 4), press the POWER button to "set" the change, and return to the top of the function selection menu. Press the POWER button again to restart the printer.

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SOURCE: Waste Ink Absorber is full In Canon Pixma IP3300

please give me resetting soft for canon Pixma iP 3300 printer.

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my printer is very broken in this so absorber full,it make reset manual,can helm me

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Here is a link that provides info about this problem. hope this helps.

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Ink absorber almost full


This issue with Canon Printers occurs when the Waste Ink absorber becomes full or sometimes due to sensor error.

To clear this error you can first try to clean the waste ink collector pads. Before proceeding please turn off your printer and unplug it from power source.
To locate these pads open the cover of the printer, move the cartridges with your hand. Now you can use a absorbent paper towel to clean these pads. These pads are on the right side of the cartridges.

After this you'll need to restart your printer. This will resolve your issue.

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I am getting a message on screen saying that the waste ink collector is full. It is telling me to contact service. What can I do myself? Canon Pixma iP 6210D

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What is the wasted ink collector? A sentence appears when I try to print out a page. It tells me that the collector for the wasted ink is nearly full.

there is a waste ink tank that stores excess ink from the printing process.

it is almost full and would need to be cleaned or replaced. and then the printer needs to be reset. Recommend Canon service for that problem, there are instructions for it posted online if you care to look around.

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How do I find waste ink collector

there no any waste ink collector, this printer have only a pad for waste ink, (you don't need to replace first time indication) only take the printer to service center to reset this indication.


for immidiate printing -
just switch off printer from main (power) swtich then push and hold the on key and paper key then switch on from power. (it's work some time in some pixma)

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The waste ink collector/tank is nearly full

The ink collector should be found underneath where the cartridges normally rests. Put some tissue paper on the ink padand let it absorb the ink. You might have to repeat the procedure a few times to get rid of all the ink.

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How do you find the waste ink collector on a printer/scanner ?

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 tank full" error.

The waste ink absorption pads are inside the printer, in the very bottom. They are usually soaked with ink when full and are very messy.

Replacing the waste ink absorption pads is something an authorized canon service facility can take care of for you.

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What does Waste ink near full mean

When the printer cleans the print heads it draws ink and disposes it to a foam collector in the base of the printer. Frequent cleaning via software causes this to to become saturated. To my knowledge it cannot be emptied or replaced easily and it is essentially the end of the printers life when full because the excess ink has nowhere to go and cakes on the print head. You can confirm with Canon or check the manual for replacement instructions.

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