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I have a canon mp 140 multifunctional printer. it shows in its display E8 - ink absorber full. The repair was done cleaning already, but still displays the message E8. What can be done? is there any program to reset it?

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Waste ink full reset


These are the instructions which worked for me on my Canon pixma mp470:

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 three 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 the 4 times. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)

5) Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the
selected function is performed. (When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.)

6) Power off then back on and test.

Posted on Mar 27, 2011

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When I switch on my Canon Pixma MP 160 Printerr, the display flashes "E8" Error message. Please give me a simple solution step-by-step to solve this problem


Welcome to Fixya

E8 = Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full. The first thing you need to do is Press or button to clear the error and continue printing. If still the device is not functioning properly or to clear memory, reset it.
  1. On the operator panel, press and hold the button for one second. (The display will go blank.)

    Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord if pressing the ON/OFF button does not shut off the printer.

  2. Wait approximately ten seconds and then press the button again.

  3. Wait until the device has completed its cycling process before submitting another job request

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What is e 27 and e 8??


Those two are error codes, and they mean the following:

E8 - The waste ink absorber is almost full. Press the OK button to clear the error.
Printing can be done until the waste ink absorber becomes full. If the waste ink absorber becomes full, please contact your local Service Center for replacement of the absorber and machine maintenance.
The waste ink absorber is a part inside the machine, which absorbs ink used in the cleaning operations, etc.

E27 - Manual does not specify what this means, but tells you what you should do: Turn the machine off, and remove the power plug from the outlet. About ten minutes later, plug it in again, and turn the machine on. If the problem is not resolved, the machine may require servicing. Please contact your local Service Center.
You can read more about the error codes on Canon website.

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After deep cleaning, i find the following error message: "ink absorber is full". in spite of physical cleaning of the relevant parts including the cartridge heads, the problem persists. what should I do?


need to change the ink absorber to a new one.
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp160#ServiceAndSupport

The above weblink goes to the mp 160 web page.

When the 'ink absorber' is almost full, an error will show.

The 1-800-OK-CANON number should be called to try to schedule service of the printer by an authorized technician.

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My printer shows E 2 7. how can i fix it?


i believe on this model the error code means that the ink tank is full...
http://www.mediafire.com/?s2pa54m5z2wqwru
this is a link to my hosting site where you can download the software reset tool for a the MP models...
To reset waste ink counter at printers canon pixma MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP450 and MP460 there any 2 choice, that is :
  • Start with printer on then run this software
  • Click Reset Main (main) to reset waste ink counter and then click Reset Platen button (additional)
Additional information error codes for the MP models...
E2-2 = No paper (ASF)
E3-3 = Paper jam
E4 = No ink
E5-5 = The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed, or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 = Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full
E9 = The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing
E14 = The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 = Ink cartridge is not installed E16 – Ink remaining is unknown
E16 -E19 = Failed to scan head alignment sheet
E22 = Carriage error
E23 = Paper feed error
E24 = Purge unit error
E25 = ASF(cam) sensor error
E26 = Internal temperature rise error
E27 = Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 = Ink cartridge temperature rise error -
E29 = EEPROM error
E33 = Paper feed position error
E35 15 = USB Host VBUD overcurrent error – USB
E37 17 = Abnormal motor driver error
E40 20 = Other hardware error
E42 22 = Scanner error

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E8 means Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full so reset ink also check the waste ink pad and clean

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Dear sir your problem is or E8 mean
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