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If you have arrived here because your printer is locked, flashes orange or green and indicates an error (es. 5B00) you go first This page to find out what error it is.
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—– The article below refers to 5B00 error with 7 flashes alternating Orange-Green “Ink absorber Full” —–
I had never thought. I was doing the head cleaning. And consumed the ink.
But I never ever thought, where to go to get that ink.
Then one fine day I appeared an error message telling me that my printer had the ink absorber is full and I had to take it to a service center to continue to operate. Searching on the net I found that the printer there are sponges which absorb the ink that is used to clean the heads.
There is no hardware detector that checks these sponges, but this block is set via software to avoid the possibility of flipping the printer the ink color you desk exits. [...]
(C)ASO NUMBER ONE: You don't want to disassemble the printer but want to continue printing.
- Turn off your printer.
- Press Resume (so to speak, the one with the triangle or the sheet with the arrow down)
- While you hold down the resume button press the power button and hold both for 4 seconds (about).
- Now, always hold the power button, Let the resume button and immediately press it twice. (you will notice that while you do the printer power led becomes Orange, and then green again). You can leave all buttons. At this point the printer will do the usual power cycle. You are in the “service mode“
- Press the resume button four times (This time the led will alternate between Orange and green) and then press the power button. The led will only Flash Green. Have you reset your printer. YOU CAN START PRINTING.
CASE NUMBER TWO: Do you want to continue printing but you don't want the desk full of ink.
You have to disassemble the printer. The official procedure requires the substitution of sponges. But since they aren't even available on ebay we are content to wash.
For disassembly of the canon I refer the article about.
Important is that after washing the sponges and let dry. (to do before you can shake as the thermometer.)
Comments and suggestions are welcome.