iX4000.Message: WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL. Where do I find the instructions
as to how to empty/replace the WASTE TANK and reset the indicator?Anybody know?I looked on this forum but did not find any instructions for
the iX4000. Especially resetting the machine
is important as getting to the tank/pad is probably easy. Thank you.
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Your 'waste ink tank' is supposedly getting full.
Note that it may actually be getting full, if it is, and you keep printing, it can get messy. very very messy. ;>
I'd use a piece of folded newspaper about the size of the printer underneath the printer just to be safe. If you do this waste tank counter reset a few times, you WILL leak ink.
Power off the printer. Hold down Resume button, keep holding.
Hold down power button, wait for beep, release resume button while still holding power button down.
Press Resume twice, and release all buttons. Wait for indicator light to settle (stop changing). Press resume either 3 or 4 times, the indicator light will turn orange when you have pressed it enough times. Do not hold, just press.
When the light is orange, press power.
If you still get the error, you may have enough ink to actually physically block a sensor in the tank. When that happens, not only are you close to ink stains, you have to disassemble the printer and clean the pads and 'tank' out. This is even messier than an ink leak. ;>
This applies to the CANON PIXMA MP130 and other ink-jets made by Canon/Pixma.
According to the user's manual, "Ink used to clean the print head is absorbed by the waste ink tank. When this message is displayed, the waste ink tank needs to be replaced, or the machine requires maintenance". There is no information about how to replace or empty the waste ink tank.
In any case, you can try the following to clear up the error, but eventually you'll need the waste tank to be emptied or replaced. And as far as I know, you can't find the replacement parts to buy, nor the instructions to empty the waste tank.
Turn on your MP130.
1) After that press: Menu - Scan - Copy - Scan or Menu-Copy-Scan-Copy-Copy in some models, it depends on the date it was produced) 2) Select TEST MODE. 3) Enter NVRAM ACCESS 4) Select SET ABS-M LEVEL TO 0 5) Select OK 6) Keep selecting OK untill you leave the TEST MODE
Then turn it OFF and again ON. Check if the error message is still there.
The following is taken from the Canon website, regarding this specific error:
"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."
As I mentioned before, I have not found any way or procedure to empty or replace the waste ink absorber nor the necesary replacement part.
<Remedy> 1.Waste ink absorber Use SERVICE MODE>COUNTER>PRINTER>W-INK to check the waste ink absorber. Replace if the waste ink level is near the limit (14400). After replacing the tank, perform SERVICE MODE>INITIALIZE>W-INK.
Click on the Step-by-Step Troubleshooting link under Tech Support
Unfortunately it does not give any possible solutions for blinking lights.
The user guide on the other hand does. You can download this under Downloads -> Product / Software Manuals
Here is a summary of what the flashing lights could mean:
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
Six flashes: No print head installed
Install a print head.
Seven flashes: Print head is defective
Contact the Customer Care Center.
Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
Ink used for cleaning is absorbed in the waste ink absorber placed in the printer. Eight flashes indicate that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so that you can continue printing.
Important If this error occurs, replacement of the waste ink absorber and maintenance of the printer are required. Canon recommends to contact the Customer Care Center as soon as possible. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.
Nine flashes: Ink tank is not installed properly
Open the print head cover and press the button of the ink tank and reinstall the ink tank properly.
Ten flashes: Battery level is low
Charge the battery. For details on how to charge the battery, refer to the manual supplied with the battery.
Eleven flashes: A specified period of time has lapsed without receiving a response from the digital camera or digital video camcorder / The digital camera or digital video camcorder connected is not compatible with this printer
Disconnect the camera cable, press the printer's 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 digital cameras or digital video camcorders that are compatible with this printer.
POWER lamp flashes alternate green and orange:
An error that requires contacting the Customer Care Center may have occurred.
Disconnect the printer cable from the printer, and then turn the printer off and unplug the printer from the power supply. Plug the printer back in and turn the printer back on after leaving it about 10 minutes.
If the problem remains, contact the Customer Care Center.
I have had this problem. There is a counter in your printer that must be reset to move on. The ink tank may not be full, but the counter estimates it is full (and maybe it is an instruction to you to buy a new Canon printer), and to actually empty the ink tank would be an uneconomical task. How do you do it, there are a number of helpers here so Google: MP730 waste ink near full.
To reset waste tank full error in MP730. 1. Hit the "menu": Key 2. Hit "Copy" Key 3. Hit "#" Key 4. Scroll thru the menu headings until you come to "Test Mode" - 12th heading 5. Hit the "3" button- this will bring up Eprom Clear 6. Hit "0" button 7. Hit the "Stop" button Can only try then your printer go on longer but some time the other you need to clean out the waste ink it inside the printer go to open up all.
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What I have started to do is to actually wash the toner tank out with water and make sure it is good and dry then be sure the section that breaks the light sensor is good and clean (it is on the left side as you look at the backside - the side that goes toward the printer - and protrudes out) the tank full indication comes on when the tank gets dirty