Question about Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer
Hello. my printer is telling me the ink absorber is full. could you tell me how i can solve this problem please. thanks richard green
I disagree with the advice at printerhelp.me.uk. It is not simple to clean out the ink absorber, but it is certainly possible. First, disassemble the printer,
then remove and squeeze out the pads of the approx 60 ml (1/4 cup) of condensed ink therein, then rinse them out with water and allow them to dry. Later, reassemble printer and perform a reset as per other articles on this site and others, or use downloadable resetting tool.
As others have pointed out, Canon and other companies are doing a service to us through the error message. If we don't clean the pads, eventually the ink would overflow and leak onto our desks. However, that would probably require 150% of the actual time or ink flow that they have used to activate the alarm.
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
Thanks a lot. It took me quite some time to get this done. The re assembly was the hardest part. Luckily i had two IP 1500 so I dis assemble the working one so i could see how to put it back together. Make sure you pay special attention to the parts that sits on the waste ink absorber. This was the hardest part to put back together. the pictures willnotgivup posted was of great help.
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
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