04-10-2022 08:33 AM
After getting message 1700 "Ink absorber is almost full" I was able to remove and clean the ink absorbing pads and reset the counter. The message no longer displays. However, is there a larger ink absorbing unit beneath these pads, that once full, the printer will no longer function? And if so, how long between this initial warning code and failure to print? I realize that may depend on print volume but a ballpark figure say 100 pages, 1000 pages? Last, if there is a waste ink reservoir, can I replace it?
01-07-2023 04:43 PM
You say " I was able to remove and clean the ink absorbing pads and reset the counter. The message no longer displays." Please advise how. I have a Pixma G4210 and I want to replace before I get dreaded 5B00 message.
01-07-2023 05:17 PM
I do not recollect; I searched for how to clean the pads and reset the warning message and found some videos on YouTube. However, that proved to be a temporary fix as the message eventually reappeared, and although I performed the same cleaning and resetting procedure as before, the printer did not respond this time. Again, I don't exactly remember, but maybe I got another month of use out of the printer, but had to replace it in the end. I may be wrong but I think the pads I was able to access were simply small ink absorbers where the print heads rested and underneath was a much larger ink pad that could not be accessed without disassembling the printer. (I made an attempt but failed) When that larger pad became full the printer was bricked.
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