How do I stop the yellow ink absorber light from blinking on my Canon Pixma iP 1500 after fixing the problem?

by on August 8, 2011

Q: My Canon Pixma iP 1500 has a yellow blinking light that that indicates that the waste ink absorber is almost full. I have fixed the absorber problem, but the yellow light must be reset using a code that I cannot find. If anyone is familiar with this problem and knows how to get the yellow light to stop blinking, please let me know. I know that I can press the left On/Off button to reset, but I would like to just begin printing when I turn it on rather than wait on the yellow light – a minor yet annoying problem.


2 Responses to “How do I stop the yellow ink absorber light from blinking on my Canon Pixma iP 1500 after fixing the problem?”
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    The 8 flashes means that the waste ink absorber is full.
    Assuming that you’ve already cleaned the waste ink absorber, you can reset the flashing light this way:
    STEP 1:
    - Disconnect printer from AC power
    STEP 2:
    - Press and HOLD the POWER button, and
    connect printer to AC power
    If you haven’t cleaned the absorbers, you can try doing this:
    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. 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).
    Source: http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/41348

     
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    Thanks a million. The unplugging and plugging thing worked great. You guys are the best!