Question about Canon PIXMA iP1800 InkJet Photo Printer
If the waste ink tank counter is near full, you can temporarily clear the error by pressing Resume/Cancel button.
If the counter has reached the programmed limit and the unit is under warranty, contact Canon for repair.
If it is out of warranty, it may not be worth the effort to repair. This counter should be reached when the printer is at its end of life. Additional failures may occur soon.
If you want to try, have lots of newspaper or other absorbant material nearby. You need to disassemble the printer from the top to reach both sets of absorbant pads. One set is at the bottom of the printer and the other is under the ink cartridge "home" location. You may need to remove several screws to get at the parts. Then blot the excess ink off the pads and the areas where the pads sit. Then put the pads under running water until the water runs clear. Dry the pads; use a blow dryer to speed this step if you want. Then reassemble the printer.
Then you need to reset the counter. See this site for directions: http://www.zimbio.com/Photo+Printers/articles/DhPr4yPJXNL/Reset+Ink+Absorber+Full+Canon+Pixma+IP1800 . It's a two step process and I do not know the software that is provided by the link. Do not reset the printer before cleaning the pads, waste ink will get everywhere soon after resetting the counter.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 17, 2011
If it is nearly full, you can press cancel / resume to ignore the message. Once the ink absorber is completely full it will prevent you from printing and it will need to be emptied and have the print counter reset.
This is probably something you want them to service.
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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 a Canon service representative.
Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible
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