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Ink absorber can't print, got msge on my screen to replace it. picture showed left bottom corner of the printer, but i do not see a thing there

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  • pissed66 Nov 05, 2007

    You know nothing frustrates me more than these techno geeks that build these things. Let's nail the comsumers again..... Waste ink absorber full? WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP!!! You would think that these things would be in the manuals you get WITH the machine when you pay good money for it. I am so tired of having to buy additional things to try to fix something that should never happen. I think , no I know I will NEVER BUY another CANON product. WHAT A JOKE!!!!

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Like buying an epson is any better? lol... that is going backwards, how about steer clear of inkjets TOTALLY.... they are all ****.

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Easy, open the printer, and clean that pad show in the image... You can wah it and then dry... It has worked for me...

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Mp170 error 5b00

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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No it was not any help
there are too many stupid people saying they never buy cannon again instead of trying to fix the problem

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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After reading the above information, I am buying an Epson printer when my ink absorber is full and it will not print any more for me. I do not plan on trying to fix it myself and I certainly will not pay money to have it taken care of. For an expensive printer, this is absurd!

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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The following is a quote from canons faq about this printer

 

"The waste ink absorber is getting 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."

 

if you can get a service manual you could replace and then reset the error indication.

try looking around ebay for the manuals, ive gotten some there in the past.

ink absorber - c4c150e.jpg

this is an example of the pad in a printer.

 

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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