Tuesday, September 23, 2008

about MP390 Waste ink tank full

The pad that was mentioned (15cm by 5cm and 2.5cm wide) is almost lying on the plastic base at the very bottom of the printer and you quite literally have to remove almost everything to get to it (I ended up breaking it as was convinced I would never remember where all the bits and cables would reconnect to, but I wanted to at least see this pad mentioned before giving up). The pad itself was only 20% covered with ink the rest being white and dry. Could probably have just reset printer and left it and been fine for years yet! The chance of it spilling over and out of the area it is in is very slim would have to have a lot more than the 3 years of use I have given mine. The pad was barely damp in the most soaked end and I was prepared to soak in Isopropyl Alcohol and dry it if I had been able to get it back together.

If anyone wants to attempt this again, suggest you cut open from the base ie. there is a groove in the base near front of printer like a letter d with a thinner part and a thicker part for the round part of the d. Start at the top of the thicker part of the D and cut towards the rear 10cm then parallel to the rear for 15-20cm then back to the long part of the d for 10cm and break this section off. Use a good box cutter. Find and clean the pad using alcohol. Then place back and tape it shut (can't see it under there anyway)...then reset and go! Had I known what I know now that is what I would have done.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

How to Reset MP390 Waste ink tank full

I actually don't know anything, except that I followed these directions. It worked for me. The sponge the original guy spoke about is not the waste ink sponge and cleaning it will not solve your problem. I ordered the pads and they are thick felt pads about 1/2 inch thick and about 5"X 2". You cannot access them without taking apart the printer. I have not done that yet as I'm afraid I might never get it back together again. So I'm continuing until it overflows. At that time I will take it apart with my camera to take detailed pics. I will post it if it works. If not, I will post the pic of my printer in the landfill. So the directions for resetting the counter is as follows. Spelling errors are not mine.

1)Printer on, press Additional Functions, Scan, Copy, Scan
Now you should be in service mode from there for waste ink tank reset

2)Select Test mode which is like the last avalabe selection
3)Select #8 Printer Test, it will do something here like cleaning or something then it will come up with some other option this is where it gets a bit confusing cause now all it says is like 8-2 or 8-3 push the + or - button until it says 8-3 then hit the select button

The menu will now say EEPRON Clear
Select Ink count which is option (0) and press set

Then press Stop/Reset Followed by the power button and then wait for it to restart.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

MP360/390 Waste ink tank full Fix

I presume it's the long black foam strip that sits underneath the ink cartridges.
I have the MP370 which is virtually the same as the 390. It's easy to slide out and replace back.
I washed mine and a load of black ink came out.
Hope this helps.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Manual for Canon MP390 Printer

this is service manual for canon MP390 Printer

Table of contents this Canon MP390 Printer Service Manual

  1. General Description
  2. Technical Reference
  3. Disassembly and Assembly
  4. Maintenance
  5. Troubleshooting
  6. Appendix

download at http://rapidshare.com/files/112067002/Canon_MP390_Service_Manual.rar

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