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Waste ink absorber full

There are 7 alternate flashing green and amber lights. It said earlier that the waste absorber was full and this can't be resolved by the reset codes I've got. In the past I've been able to press resume when it gave me the ink absorber nearly full message but now, after changing the black cartridge, it's not working at all and the print head appears to be stuck. Please advise!! Thanks

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  • Yargity Aug 21, 2007

    Thanks for your help - now the printer head has unjammed which is great but for some reason the black ink cartridge isn't working. The printer is printing out every colour except black.

    Any more suggestions gratefully received!

  • chatty kathy Jan 08, 2008

    Hi,

    Thanks for your time. My waste ink is full. I have reset it many times and can't do this anymore. Can you tell me how to emty it or fix it. I know I will have to open the printer? This is for a canon pixma ip1500.



    Thanks,

    Kathy

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    how do I change the waste ink absorber


  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    Waste ink absorber full Canon ip90

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Try the following procedure: 1)Turn off the printer. Press and hold the Resume/Cancel and Power buttons at the same time. 2)Release the Resume/Cancel button. (continue to hold down the power button) 3)While continuing to hold down the power button press the Resume/Cancel button 3 times then release both buttons. 4)The LED should now be green. Press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times. The led should be green. Power it off and back on and you should be good to go! Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

  • Greg Cann
    Greg Cann Aug 21, 2007

    I'm not sure of the design of that cartridge but there is usually a small hole in the top that gets uncovered when the wrapping is removed. If you can find it then using a straw (or just your mouth if your not fussy) blow into the cartridge until ink flows. You may want to put a paper towel over the exit when you do this! This trick has saved me countless "cleaning" cycles not to mention money. Hope it works for you.

    Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

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