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Saturday, July 18, 2009

canon waste tank reset for canon i70


Below is a procedure that in most cases should resolve a Canon i70 waste tank issue

1) Close the print head cover, and turn off the printer. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press the Power button.

(Do not release the buttons. The LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.)

2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button.

(Do not release the Power button.)

3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 3 times, and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons.

(Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)

During initialization, the LED blinks in green.

4) When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)

After the function (menu) is selected, press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the selected function is performed. (When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.)

*** 4 times Green Waste ink counter resetting Both the main and borderless print waste ink counters are cleared.

Canon i70 InkJet Photo Printer
Manual service : Download
Driver Canon i70 : Download

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had exactly the same problem (in April) and just got around to "fixing" mine.

I dutifully ordered the 3 ink-absorber pad replacements and the replacement waste ink tank from Canon back in April.

I just spent about 4 hours getting to know the intimate inner workings of my i70, and frankly, I don't believe that I gained anything from replacing the waste ink tank.

Two of the white ink absorbers were still snow white, one had a little ink in a narrow line on one side. (I didn't crack open the waste ink tank to see its condition.)

I almost never clean my print heads, and I almost never do borderless prints. But I thought the printer "knew" something about how full it was. The error message apparently has NOTHING to do with the actual situation inside the printer. I think it is a way for Canon to build in obsolesence.

I believe I could have just reset the waste ink counter (which takes less than a minute) and I'd be in pretty much the same spot as after 4 hours of painstakingly disassembling and reassembling.

For directions on reseting the counter, refer to thread above (I'll copy it here for your convenience)
This WORKS
Below is a procedure that in most cases should resolve a Canon i70 waste tank issue
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1) Close the print head cover, and turn off the printer. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press the Power button.

(Do not release the buttons. The LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.)

2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button.

(Do not release the Power button.)

3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 3 times, and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons.

(Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)

During initialization, the LED blinks in green.

4) When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)

After the function (menu) is selected, press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the selected function is performed. (When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.)

--let the printer finish its 'thinking', then you can just plug in your computer and print away to your heart's content.

--if you do produce a lot of waste ink, and really need to replace pads, in retrospect, I'd send my printer to a service center rather than attempt to replace myself. I think my time was worth more than the $100 it would have cost. There are sites where you can purchase full specs, with ample pictures of how to diassemble (intended to be used by trained service repair folks), and you can order parts directly from Canon. If I recall, together the specs and parts were about $35. But I have not found user-friendly written instructions anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I needed to reset my printer because the print head seemed frozen and would not print after I changed the black cartridge. Holding both buttons down helped me. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

An error has occurred in the printer. The number of flashes indicates the type of error, as outlined below. Check the cause and take the appropriate action.

-Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error

Reload the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

-Three flashes: Paper jam

If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, reload the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

See Paper Jams

-Six flashes: No print head installed

Install a print head.

-Seven flashes: Defective print head

Contact a Canon service representative.

-Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full

The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.


Note
Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.


-Nine flashes: Ink tank is not installed properly

Open the Print head cover and push the of the ink tank and install the ink tank properly.

-Ten flashes: Battery level is low

Charge the battery. For how to charge the battery, refer to the LK-51 User's Guide.

-POWER lamp flashes alternate green and orange:

An error that requires contacting a Canon service representative may have occurred.

Turn the printer off and unplug the printer from the power supply. Plug the printer back in and turn the printer back on.

If the problem remains, contact a Canon service representative.

This info is from the manual. If you need it just email me and I'll send it to you.

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