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I get a message saying that the waste ink absorber is almost full- press the resume button to resume printing. Ip 3000 serial number: FCBW27942 Purchase date: 8/20/04

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1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal..

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Hi, We have had the Canon ip3000 pixma for about 5 years now. No probs., very pleased with it. It is sending me a message which I have never, ever seen before, and I can find absolutely no reference to it...


Hi,
when you sprint something, there is some time delay in printer, wich is used by printer to replenish color on print head.That means that purge unit, purges the ink from print head, to optimize printing or just clean the print head. Then the waste ink, ink wich is purged goes into absorber, its some kind of absorbing cloth under purge unit.
After certain number of purging, printer will automatically report absorber full.
You can clear the error in printers service mode:

<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)
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.)

4 times Green Waste ink counter resetting

Green means LED .

But 100% soulution would be to replace waste ink absorber.

Hope that helped!
emma.servis@gmail.com

Jul 03, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Where is the waste ink


You're probably referring to the Waste Ink Tank in a Canon printer. If you've received the Waste Ink Tank nearly full message, there's a workaround.

The waste ink absorber is actually a pad/sponge that absorbs left over ink spray. There's really no precise way to measure the amount of ink these pads hold so when the message first appears, "waste ink absorber is almost full" it's just an estimate.

The workaround for the message is as follows:

Reset ip2000 / 3000

1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

Using the above procedure should clear the message and your printer should function normally afterward. Best of luck and thanks for using Fixya!
Greg

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Canon ir 2022 - waste toner full message


The waste ink absorber is actually a pad/sponge that absorbs left over ink spray. There's really no precise way to measure the amount of ink these pads hold so when the message first appears, "waste ink absorber is almost full" it's just an estimate.

The workaround for the message is as follows:

Reset ip2000 / 3000

1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

Using the above procedure should clear the message and your printer should function normally afterward. Best of luck and thanks for using Fixya!
Greg

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Where does the waste ink go? It's telling me that it's almost full, but i don't know what to do.


Here is the link for the Canon website for your product. If you click on the support tab you can put in a question to help you resolve problems.

Here is what I found:

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. "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."

I have found out how to reset the counter :-

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 Power 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 Alarm and Power LEDs light alternately, Alarm in orange and Power in green, starting with Alarm LED.)
4) When the Power LED lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button FOUR times
5) Press the Power button to turn the printer off.

This should reset the counter.

The replacement kit for the absorber is
Ink absorber kit (QY5-0146) I am still trying to ascertain exactly where the pad is located.

Hope that will help you.




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My Cannon ip pixma 2000 is saying that the waste ink absorber is almost full how can i solve this


The waste ink absorber is actually a pad/sponge that absorbs left over ink spray. There's really no precise way to measure the amount of ink these pads hold so when the message first appears, "waste ink absorber is almost full" it's just an estimate.

The workaround for the message is as follows:

Reset ip2000 / 3000

1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

Using the above procedure should clear the message and your printer should function normally afterward. Best of luck and thanks for using Fixya!
Greg

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Hi, I have a Canon PIXMA iP 1600 printer. Recently, I started to get a message that says: The waste ink absorber is almost full. Press the printer's RESUME button to restart ...


I have a Cannon PIXMA ip 1600 printer. Recently, I am getting a message that says: The waste ink absorver is almost full. Press the printer's resume button to restart printing. What is this ? How to solve this problem ?

Jun 15, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Ink absorber is full and printer won't print


Dear caucoin,
This message appears when waste ink absorber capacity rise to about more than 95 %. To fix this problem you need reset waste ink counter and it strongly recommended that you replace waste ink absorber (integrated in print base unit). Due to complicated disassembly process i suggest you to take the printer to nearest service center. For emergency reason you may perform below procedure to reset waste ink counter:
  • Plug in power cable
  • Press POWER button while holding down RESUME/CANCEL button then release RESUME/CANCEL button (do not release POWER button)
  • Press RESUME/CANCEL button two times while holding down POWER button then release all button (printer entering service mode and light stand by in green).
  • In stand by condition, press RESUME/CANCEL button 4 times (light will flash alternately in orange & green each time the button pressed).
  • Turn off printer and turn on again.

Now your printer back to normal condition. Hope this will be useful for you and don't forget to rate me.
Regards,

Source:
Canon Inkjet Forum


Dec 10, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP90 Mobile Printer

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Waste ink absorber is full


Hi!
The printer counts every single droplet ejected by the print head due to waste ink absorber capacity. When the waste ink counter rise to about 90 % the printer shows message 'Waste Ink Absorber Near Full'; in this stage we can still continue printing by pressing Resume button until waste ink absorber capacity reach 100% and 'Waste Ink Absorber is Full' appears.
To fix this problem you have to reset waste ink counter to 0%. Even though we can just reset waste ink counter without resetting waste ink counter, it strongly recommended that you replace waste ink absorber to prevent ink flooding inside the printer.
To reset waste ink counter, perform the following steps:
  • Plug in power cable
  • While pressing Resume button press and hold Power button (do nor release the buttons)
  • Release Resume button (still hold Power button)
  • Press Resume button twice in a row (still hold Power button), after that release both Resume and Power button (then the printer standing bye)
  • Press Resume button 4 times then turn off the printer
In this stage your printer has operated as usual.
Regards,

Nov 19, 2008 | Canon S200X Ink-Jet InkJet Printer

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Cannot find information on waste ink absorber for Canon i80


The waste ink absorber collects any spilt in from the head and stops it leaking out or sitting in the bottom of the printer casing. The printer is telling you that the one in yours in nearly full. You know have two options:

1. Replace the waste ink absorbers and reset the counter (will require taking the printer apart)
2. Reset the counter only (you run the risk of ink leaking out)

The waste ink absorber for the I80 can be got quite cheaply if you google about.

You can reset the counter by:

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 3 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 4 times.

Hope that helps

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Waste ink absorber on canon iP 1600


For Canon ip1000 and ip1600, maybe others

1. remove cartridges
2. unplug AC power
3. hold power button and plug AC power (keep holding power button.
4. press resume 4 times


The waste ink counter should be reset by now

Or

http://www.servicemanuals.ru/download/canon/ip1600.htm

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