Thursday, July 24, 2014

How to reset Canon Pixma MG2170 absorber counter

This is how to fix error E08 on the Canon Pixma MG2170 printer.

  1. Download the reset tool.
  2. With the printer power turned off, press and hold the Stop/Reset and the Power buttons at the same time.
  3. While still holding the Power button, press Stop/Reset 5 times. This turns on the printer's Service Mode.
  4. You'll want to make sure there's paper in your tray. Using the reset tool, click on the Set button in the Clear Ink Counter and Ink Absorber Counter sections. If it gives an error, select Main_Black then Set followed by Main_Color then Set for both sections. That worked for me.
  5. Click EEPROM under the print section near the top.
That should fix it. Just power off the printer then turn it back on again normally and you should be able to continue using your printer.