It´s possible now to reset the ink absorber´s counter for Canon´s Pixma iP4600 or iP4700 and their MP equivalents.
Since August 2008 Canon has launched printers, which are working with PGI-520Bk and CLI-521 ink cartridges.
If you get a message like "Waste tank full" or "Ink absorber full", this is the end of the line. You can either dispose of your printer or get it repaired by a Canon-Service-Center for about 45 Euros. Reason for that is an internal counter for the absorber, which cannot be reset by in-house means. This was different with their predecessors: A simple key combination did it.
You will find a "Service Mode Tool Version 1.050" on the internet. It will reset the counter of your waste ink absorber. We assume it has been placed illegally into the net, so DC will set no link or give you advice how to download it.
The second line (with a red frame) shows the percentage (D=094.7) of the filling level. Here it is 94.7 percent.
To reset the counter to zero level (D=000.0) go to "SET CLEAR WASTE INK" and click "MAIN", then choose "0" in the window to the right. Click the next window with the two questionmarks (??)
To check if everthing has been done correctly click "EEPROM" again and print out a status page. The second line should now read D=000.0.
To leave service mode switch off the printer and switch it on again.
Do not reset the counter without exchanging the waste ink absorbers. Unfortunately ink absorbers for newer printers are not available yet as spare parts. As soon as they are on the market, you will find them here: www.helpdesc.de.
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