Friday, January 11, 2008

Canon iP1500 Resetter

Waste Ink Counter Reset. Manual for Service mode
1. Turn off the printer. And disconnect the printer cable.
2. Press and hold the POWER button, turn on the printer.
3. The indicator (L.E.D.) should be green.
4. Press and release the RESUME button , the indicator (L.E.D.) should be orange.
5. Press and release the RESUME button again, the indicator (L.E.D.) should be green
6. Release both buttons

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Anonymous said...

Turn the power off at the wall supply.
Keep finger on power button and switch supply on before follwing this routine.

Anonymous said...

This is quite a long thread now, so I probably need to summarize what it's main thrust is:

A. There are two small pads inside rubber boots under the head.
Cleaning these is easy, but does NOT affect the error message. They don't get very dirty anyway. The ink that goes through these is pumped down into the waste absorber through two plastic tubes by a pump mechanism.

B. The "Waste Ink Absorber" which we get told is full when the printer stops consists of several pads of highly absorbent material underneath the printing mechanism. They are white when new and get filled with excess ink over time. This is where the two plastic pipes lead down to. You have to perform a reset procedure to stop the error message and make the printer print again, like this:

1. Unplug POWER and USB cables.
2. PRESS and HOLD the POWER button...
3. Connect the POWER cable.
3. Release the the POWER button
4. Power ON your printer a usual (It should not blink anymore)

There is a piece of software you can download which will reset the counter, instead, if you prefer - read the first few posts on this topic. I found both methods work.

C. If you are concerned that the absorbent pads might overflow (and they WILL, one day, if you reset it several times without cleaning them), you will want to clean and refit them. To do this, you need to strip down the printer, remove the pads and clean them, refit the pads, and rebuild the printer. This is really quite tricky, as there are clips to undo, lots of springs to put back in the right places at the end, a couple of little plugs to remove and put back, and an optical strip and wheel which can get damaged. Even getting the pads back in is slightly awkward. Many other inkjet printers have similar pads and a similar procedure is needed to clean the pads and reset them. You may want to get someone who is keen on rebuilding gadgets to do the rebuilding - it's awkward and easy to get wrong. It usally leave the printer unusable when it goes wrong, because it can't detect the paper or can't feed it through.

I hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeff
You offered a copy of your guide to cleaning the printer. We'd be most appreciative of a copy since we've taken some things apart and now don't know how it goes back together. Also, we now understand that we might not have done everything that needs to be done.

Thanks for your help

Anonymous said...

- Disconnect printer from AC power

- Press and HOLD the POWER button, and
connect printer to AC power

This simple power off procedure worked on my IP1500!

Cleaning the absorber was also easy. Power up with the cover open until the head moves to the left side then disconnect the power cord so the head is now positioned away from the pads.
The two pads can be lifted up easily with a pair of sharp tweezers then rinsed in running water. They will become white again and can be blotted with paper napkins then air dried in a warm location (I used an industrial oven set to 40°C). The wells in the rubber holder can be cleaned with cotton swabs before returning the two pads (left side first, then press down the right side).

Anonymous said...

Thank you Anonymus for your wonderful advice for my Canon Pixma i1500. I had the message "waste ink absorber full" and I really did not know what to do. I was on my way out to buy a new printer when I thought to seek first advice from the Internet. Your advice looked reasonable and I tried it out. I found the two pads. Lifted them out, washed them, but only one was white the other one was black. This is really not important. I dried the two with a hair drier and voila my printer works just fine now. It was really easy as you said.

Thank you again.