Question about Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Waste ink absorber

Printer tells me absorber is almost full so will not print

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  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2007

    I got the same problem with the same message on both mp110 and mp130. The printer is blocked for any action including those not involving any ink (scanner, ...).
    Many thanks for finding a solution (I was told that I have to remove and disconnect the power supply block until the eeprom is loosing its data). Menu item "NVRAM" has to be reach through a scan-copy-scan button pushing sequence. I need confirmation and/or complementary procedures in order to have an opportunity of success.
    Best regards.

  • rickdixon Dec 06, 2007

    help me with this problem please, i don't know what to do.

    waste ink absorber is almost full on mp130 printer

    thanks

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    waste ink absorber is full.contact the service center for the replacement of the waste ink absorber. can you help me correct this problem without contacting,the service center.viv

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    waste ink absorber problem

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    mine is pixma ip1200. it says ink absorber is full. it's not printing anymore.

    what will i do

  • ossamabin Aug 31, 2008

    Hi, Have the same problem, and have adopted the suggestion in removing the absorber pads & cleaning with alcohol. This has worked great, however after replacing everything back into the original compartment & restarting the printer, the alarm light continues to operate displaying the original message regarding waste ink absorber almost full etc. I am unable to further config via the menu button as this original message overides any further actions I wish to move on to.

    Your help is required for a direction please.



    Cheers

    Paul.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    El depósito de tinta de desecho está lleno.
    Póngase en contacto con el centro de servicio para cambiarlo.


  • eurek7 Aug 31, 2008

    El depósito de tinta de desecho está lleno.
    Póngase en contacto con el centro de servicio para cambiarlo.


  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    CANON PIXMA MP 130, ERROR 5100

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    my printer won't print. Where is the ink absorber and can I fix it

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The waste Ink absorber is a small, deep sponge, located where the cartridges rest when the printer is idle. Although you can technically reset the counter on the amount of ink held in the absorber, if you overfill it, over time you will start to have color staining on your cartridges, since your carts clean up on it after every cycle, at the extreme, you can have ink residue build up under your printer. Online printer supply shops can sell you a replacement absorber cheap.

However, since I am skilled in the art of "frugal" you can also do things this way. You will need some rubber gloves, rubbing alcohol, and a small prying tool.

1) Locate the absorber at the bottom right of the cartridge path
2) With gloves on, pry up the absorber (if you have the almost full warning, be prepared for some good splatter.)
3) In a small dish with a small amount of rubbing alcohol, shake the absorber around for a short while to moisten the outer ink.
4) Rinse the absorber in a metal sink (porcelain can stain) with more alcohol, then leave it to dry.
5) Replace and make sure the absorber is seated the same as when you took it out.

Then you want to reset the counter for the absorber.
1) Enter the Service Menu by keying = Menu,Scan,Copy,Scan.
2) Use the arrows to navigate to Service Menu Counter Access. then press OK.
3) Use the arrows to navigate to ABS-M Dot Count, press Copy.
4) Use the arrows until the count is zero, press OK then Reset.
5) For good measure, turn the printer off and on.

Bada boom! like brand spankin new!

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Thank you Mighty Falcon for your solution to fixing my Canon Pixma MP130! Last night I got the message that the waste ink absorber was almost full, and after searching around online found your solution, and it worked perfectly! The only thing that took a little more figuring out was which part the absorber was. It was two small rectangular pieces inside of a bigger piece. I just gently pulled them out with my fingernail and they were black. After soaking them in the alcohol, they are now white! And yes, gloves would have been a good idea, as now my fingers are black with ink. But hey - it's worth the cost of having to go get a new printer! THANK YOU!

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SOURCE: canon printer mp160 e27

how can i get my ink absorber to be unful and work agian so i can print again WANALI

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SOURCE: printer says ''waste Ink absorber is full'' see service center

This is what the manual says: Ink used for cleaning is absorbed in a waste ink absorber placed in the machine. Press [OK] to cancel the error so that you can continue printing. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing cannot be done until the waste ink absorber is replaced.
Canon recommends to contact a Canon service representative as soon as possible.

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