Saturday, July 06, 2013

How to reset Canon E500 ink absorber counter

When your Canon E500 printer gives an error E05 it means the ink absorber is full. Here's the steps to reset the ink absorber counter.

  1. Power off the printer.
  2. Press and hold Stop/reset button then press Power button.
  3. While still holding the Power button, press Stop/reset 5 times. Then release both buttons. The A4 light should be blinking now. This is the printer's Service Mode.
  4. Download the E500 Service Tool and run it.
  5. Under the Clear Ink Absorber section select Main_Black then click Set followed by Main_Color then click Set.
  6. Click the Auto tab then click Start and wait for the process to complete. The printer will print a diagnostic page.
  7. Power off the printer then power it on again. The printer should be working fine now.
These instructions were obtained from this site.

Ideally, you'll want to clean or replace the ink absorber before doing a reset.