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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Error E27 on Canon MP198/MP258 “Ink Absorber is Full”,

Not just counting how many times the printer is done printing, the printer also calculate how many times do the head cartridge cleaning, and ink absorber on the printer you will be considered full at a later time. Error code at the beginning was the E8 and then will turn into E27.

The following is the step by step how to reset error “Ink Absorber is Full” with error code E8 of E27 on Canon printer model MP198 and MP258 (or may be also work on MP270):

1. Power cable have been installed and the printer is turned off.
2. Press and hold the STOP/RESET button, then press and hold the POWER button.
3. Release the STOP/RESET (POWER button should not be released).
4. Press STOP/RESET 2 (two) times, then release the POWER button.
5. Let the indicator light green blinks until the printer head stopped moving. And LED panel shows the number of ZERO.
6. The computer will detect new hardware, just ignore them.
7. This situation indicates that the printer MP198/MP258 is in a SERVICE MODE state and ready to reset. Don’t do anything to the printer, you just need prepare the papers onto the printer paper’s tray.

Now, go to your computer. Follow the following steps:

1. Prepare the Canon Service Tool, download from HERE.
2. Run the Canon Service Tool
3. Click “MAIN“, then the printer will process, then will print one page with the words “D = 000.0 and ….”
4. Click the “EEPROM Clear“.
5. Then click the “EEPROM“, and the printer will print the results of the reset process. One of the writing row  will be: “TPage(TTL=00000 COPY=00000)”
6. Turn off the printer by pressing the POWER button and turn on your print to start print. Your printer should be OK now.


  1. Thank you very very very much!!! Very2 helpful

  2. thank you sooo much...I was ready to replace my 5-yr old printer til I found this

  3. the "Canon Service Tool" is not there anymore, could any one share it to me? ( . thanks.

  4. thanks... It was very useful.. I made it succesfully..