I have a PIXMA 170 which I have been delighted with for 4 years. When switching on the screen now tells me that 'waste ink near full' Printing can continue by pressing OK. Canon tell me this is common to all printer scanners and occurs after 3/4 years depending on usage. Cost of solving problem £60. I am thinking of replacing with a 620 or 630. The reports are putting me off the 630 because of high ink usage. Any suggestions.
WASTE INK FULL I solved this problem with 5 yr old Epson R200.
Probably all inkjets keep from blockage by cleaning at each start up. This squirts ink through nozzles, and this waste ink is piped down to a large pad across base of printer. I am only an average DIY'er.
The Epson has a counter, which does not measure, but assumes after x starts/cleans that the pad is full, and machine stops working until £150 is spent on an Epson technician replacing it.
So I googled this problem, and there were 3 replies on Yahoo answers:- - 1st dump it and buy new - 2nd paid £20 to be advised what was needed, and £150 to replace waste ink pad = £170 - 3rd use Epson Technician's manual, with associated software to reset ink counter to zero . search internet.
I have now done the last, software and manual were posted on internet, and used the software to reset it 3 times over the 5 years, without the inkpad overflowing, and at no cost. I do mop up the visible pad under the cart's resting dock, if I do a clean
(Use gloves, and kitchen tissue. Remove printer power-plug after cart rises, and push cart out of way of cart resting pad) Toern
I have an error message when I turn on my MP630. The screen reads COOO Printer error has occurred, turn off power then back on again. If problem persists, see the manual. The green and amber lights alternatively flash. Needless to say the problem is not fixed when it is turned off then back on again. I don't have the manual and i don't know if it would be of any help anyway. does anyone know what can be done?