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Strange error messages and won't print

(1) After making a copy (as always) the numers window displays: "2", "7", "E" one after the other.

(2) Dialog box pops up displaying" "Ink absorber full"

(3) will not print!!!

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Can u tell ur problem clearly....

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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Did u try for a reset??

for any kind of error do a reset first

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 24, 2008

    STEP 1:
    - Disconnect printer from AC power

    STEP 2:
    - Press and HOLD the POWER button, and
    connect printer to AC power

    This simple power off procedure worked on my IP1500!

    Cleaning
    the absorber was also easy. Power up with the cover open until the head
    moves to the left side then disconnect the power cord so the head is
    now positioned away from the pads.
    The two pads can be lifted up
    easily with a pair of sharp tweezers then rinsed in running water. They
    will become white again and can be blotted with paper napkins then air
    dried in a warm location (I used an industrial oven set to 40°C). The
    wells in the rubber holder can be cleaned with cotton swabs before
    returning the two pads (left side first, then press down the right
    side).

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 24, 2008

    A waste ink absorber is a pad that soaks up waste ink.

    An absorber can only hold a certain amount of ink, too much ink leads to spillage.

    Canon does not publish a reset as then end users would be mad when the waste ink overflowed and stained their furniture.

    credits:fixyourownprinter.com


  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 24, 2008

    Taking the sides off you can unsnap plastic clips to remove the top
    half of the printer cover. Following the silicone tubes... they run
    into a white plastic pump that sucks the ink that falls onto the pickup
    screens and dumps it onto numerous felt absorber strips under the pump
    mechanism.
    To clean or change the absorber felts you must first
    remove the Pump mechanism which is held on by 2 screws so that you have
    access to the felt absorber pieces.
    If cleaning the pads... run
    clean water over each piece of felt until the water runs clear. Then
    place them on an absorbant surface (paper towels.. newspaper etc.) and
    let them fully dry.
    Then reassemble the whole thing in the reverse order.

    You have a few choices before you start....

    1) do the above proceedure and spend some time.
    2) take the printer to cannon and spend some money.
    3) buy a new printer and spend some money.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 24, 2008

    dont forget to accept MY solution if u go by it.

    feel free for asking any doubts u have.

    thank u for ur cooperation.

    good luck for getting fixed soon

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