Canon 5B00 solution
Canon 5B00 is a common error code that occurs in Canon Pixma printers and means that the ink absorber in your printer is full. This error is usually associated with high ink usage or an excessive number of cleaning cycles, and can usually be fixed with a few simple steps.
First, you’ll need to access the service mode of your Canon printer. To do this, unplug the power cable followed by pressing and holding the power button. Once you’ve done that, plug the power cable back in while still holding the power button. You should now be in the service mode.
Once you’re in the service mode, open the scanner, and locate the ink absorber. It should be a white sponge or pad located at the bottom of the machine. Remove the pad and carefully remove any excess ink that is visible on the surface. Once you’ve cleaned any excess ink, replace the pad and close the scanner.
Next, you’ll need to reset the printer to the original factory settings. To do this, press the ‘Resume/Cancel’ button twice and then press the ‘Power’ button. The printer will now be reset to the original factory settings and the 5B00 error code should be gone.
If the error continues to appear, you’ll need to reset the ink waste tank. To do this, look for the ‘Reset ink waste tank’ option in the service mode. Select this option and follow the on-screen instructions to reset the ink waste tank.
Finally, you’ll need to perform regular maintenance on your printer. This includes cleaning the head nozzles, the inside of the printer, the printhead, and the inside of the scanner. You should also replace the ink cartridges regularly and check the waste tank for any blockages.
By following these steps, you should be able to successfully fix the Canon 5B00 error code. Remember to always take the necessary precautions when dealing with any kind of printer maintenance or repair, as doing so can help to extend the life of your printer and keep it running smoothly.