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I am not able to print and it shows this message. Can you be able to help me resolve this problem? The used ink tank is full. Cancel printing and turn the printer off and then back on. If this doesn't clear the error, see the printer manual for more details.

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  • SalBohon Feb 16, 2009

    My Canon MultiPASS MP730 will print a few copies, and then stop and a flashing light comes on with the message "waste ink near full." The on-line manual has no solution, but says to contact Canon tech support.

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It seem that the error message is caused by non-user replaceable parts which refer to ink pads. This ink pads is a porous material that used as ink tanks for waste ink when printer is turning on and head cleaning. The best solution that we can advice is to send the printer to nearest service center in your area, probably authorized by your printer manufacturer, and if your printer manufacturer has ink pad reset utility tool you can run it to reset the ink pad counter to zero.

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Canon BJC- 1000 LPT 1 printer. STATUS: the used ink tank is full. printer not performing.


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Your printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. As time goes by, the waste ink tank gradually fills. When the waste ink tank is nearly full, you should receive a "Waste ink warning" error when you print. Press the RESUME button on the printer to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely full, have the waste ink tank replaced.

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My MP510 was just printing fine then went to rear feed and now all I get is a flashing green and yellow lights


review this to determine your problem.. If all else fails simply unplug your printer wait a minute and plug back in.

Handling Error Messages


When a printer error occurs, the POWER/ERROR lamp flashes.
The number of flashes indicates the type of error that has occurred.

Count the flashes and take the appropriate
action to correct the error.
Number of Flashes
Possible Cause
Try This
Two flashes Printer is out of
paper/Paper does
not feed
Reload paper in the Sheet Feeder or Cassette and press the RESUME/CANCEL
button.
Three flashes Paper jam/Paper
Output Tray is
closed
Clear the jammed paper, reload paper in the printer, then press the RESUME/
CANCEL button. If the Paper Output Tray is closed, open it.
See “Paper Jams” on page 72.
Four flashes Empty ink tank Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to resume printing with an empty ink tank.
Replace it with a new ink tank immediately after the printing. It may damage the
printer if you continue printing with an empty ink tank.
See “Replacing an Ink Tank” on page 42.
Five flashes Print Head not
installed/Print
Head not installed
correctly/Defective
Print Head
Install the Print Head. If the Print Head is already installed, remove the Print Head
and check the electrical contacts for foreign matter, then reinstall.
After reinstalling the Print Head, you may need to realign it.
If this error still remains, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact the Customer
Care Center.
Six flashes Inner Cover is open Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
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 the Customer Care
Center.
Nine flashes A specified period
of time has elapsed
without receiving a
response from the
digital camera/The
digital camera or
digital video
camcorder
connected is not
compatible with
this printer

Disconnect the camera cable, press the RESUME/CANCEL button and reconnect
the cable.

If the error is still unresolved, there is a possibility that you are using a digital
camera or digital video camcorder that is not supported by this printer. Use a
digital cameras or digital video camcorder compatible with this printer

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Tank absorber full and lights blinking


The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.

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

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How do I empty the use ink tank?


You can still order the ink absorbers for this model, but only a shop can access the diagnostic mode to reset the counters and clear the error code.

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My Canon I550 quit printing.


An error has occurred in the printer. The number of flashes indicates the type of error, as outlined below. Check the cause and take the appropriate action.
bullet.gif Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error
Replace the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
bullet.gif Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, replace the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
See Paper Jams
bullet.gif Four flashes: Empty ink tank
If you press the RESUME/CANCEL button, it will continue printing with an empty ink tank. However, when printing is finished, replace the ink tank immediately. If you continue printing with an empty ink tank, it will be a cause of trouble.
See Replacing an Ink Tank
bullet.gif Six flashes: No print head installed
Install a print head.
bullet.gif Seven flashes: Defective print head
Contact a Canon service representative.
bullet.gif Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.
i_note_us.gif Note
Canon recommends to call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.
bullet.gif POWER lamp flashes alternate green and orange:
An error that requires contacting a Canon service representative may have occurred.
Turn the printer off and unplug the printer from the power supply. Plug the printer back in and turn the printer back on.
If the problem remains, contact a Canon service representative.

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When i turn my printer on the light flashes green once and then orange 5 times. cannot get past this stage - any ideas?


Here are all the flashing explanations:

Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error

Reload the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

Three flashes: Paper jam

If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, reload the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

See Paper Jams

Four flashes: Empty ink tank

If you press the RESUME/CANCEL button, it will continue printing with an empty ink tank. After printing is finished, replace the ink tank immediately. If you continue printing with an empty ink tank, it may cause damage to your printer.

Refer to your Quick Start Guide for instructions on how to replace an ink tank.

Five flashes: No print head installed/Defective print head

Install the print head. Also, ensure that the protective tape has been removed.

If reinstalling the print head does not solve the problem, replace it with a new one. Contact the Customer Care Center.

Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full

The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely full, contact the Customer Care Center.

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Printer message is: used ink tank is full. Q. where is it...and how do I empty it?


The waste ink tank on Canon printers is the ink absorber which holds the ink used during Print Head Cleaning process. When the error message indicates that it is nearly full, Canon indicates that the printer should be taken to the nearest Canon service center to replace the absorber. There is no supported "do it yourself" replacement for this piece of the printer. As per Canon:

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 <OK> 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. 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.

If you feel your product might require service, Canon has excellent service options, and we are eager to provide any assistance you may need. Click the link below to locate an authorized service facility and obtain further instructions.

So, to answer your direct question directly, if the message said "nearly full", you can press OK and continue to print for a short time. If it indicated it is full the printer will not function until Canon services the machine and resets the printer.

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What it means is the tank to collect waste ink (from cleaning etc) is full.
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Two flashes: Out of paper, paper jam or paper feed error
Replace the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam and press the RESUME/CANCEL
button.

Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, replace the paper in the printer
correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

Four flashes: Empty ink tank
One of the ink tanks is empty. Replace it.

Six flashes: No print head installed
Install a print head.

Seven flashes: Defective print head
Remove and reinstall the print head.
Also, ensure that the protective tape has been removed. If reinstalling the print head
does not resolve the problem, replace it with a new one.

Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight
flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL
button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank
becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative to have the waste ink
tank replaced. Canon recommends to call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once
the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will be no longer
possible.

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