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Re: How to take apart Cannon PIXMA iP3000 to clean the...
You need to replace the ink absorber kit and to completely disassemble the printer to replace the absorber. Attempting to clean the ink absorber is not recommended. Self servicing the absorber can be a very messy operation. I would check with a Canon repair center to see what the cost to have the servicing done by a trained technician. In some cases, it is cheaper to replace the printer.
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Resetting The waste ink absorber is almost full message on Canon pixma IP3000.
1: Power off printer 2: Hold Resume button then press and hold POWER, the beeper will sound once. 3: Hold POWER and release RESUME 4: Press RESUME twice 5: When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME 3 times. The indicator should be orange. 6: Press Power to set data.
The absorber is at the bottom of the printer but you don't have to clean it. Even cleaning will not make the printer work. All you have to do is reset the ink tank counter. Here is the procedure:
1. Turn off the printer. 2. holding down Resume/Cancel press POWER - indicator goes on green. 3. release
Resume/Cancel, continuing to hold down POWER. 4. press button
Resume/Cancel 2 times holding POWER, then release all
buttons. 5. when the indicator illuminates GREEN - press button
Resume/Cancel four times 6. turn off printer pressing POWER.
The waste ink absorber is a pair of pads at the edges of the ink carriage path near the bottom of the printer. Canon will sell you a new set to replace them if you want to d-i-y. Alternatively, you can just rinse the pads until the water runs clean once you open up the printer. Dry the pads well before reinstalling. You need to take the printer apart from the top and get under the ink carriage.
Once you reinstall the pads, you can reset the counter by: Pixma IP3000 1. Turn off
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH
5. Green lights will flash and then stop
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume
button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should
turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (most inkjets waste ink counters are set to hit their fill point at the expected end-of-life of the printer. Additional failures may happen soon.)
Follow this: 1. Turn off printer 2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button. 3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go. 4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go. 5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking. 6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times. 7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more. 8. Your printer should respond as normal. The waste ink absorber is on the back of printer.There is one cover who can open from the left side.You can replace it or clean it but the procedure is dirty and prepare yourself to get dirty.
Cleaning or replacing the ink absorber is not for the faint of heart, it's a messy job,wear rubber gloves and old clothes. After the cleaning you still have to reset the counter so it will let you print again, so don't forget that part. Here is a link to a web page with the full instructions for both procedures.