[Solved] Canon Printer Error 5b00 (Updated 2020)

Canon printer can allow you to print pages until the waste ink absorber is full. Once the waste ink absorber becomes full you might experience Canon printer error 5b00. Most of the time if the ink spills on the printer, then you will see this error code on the LED display.

Sometimes, dirty waste ink absorber can be considered as the primary reason for the occurrence of this error. Once this issue occurs, you will not get your expected print result.

Fortunately, here we are about to state the solutions that can help you to overcome the technical glitch with ease.

Fix Canon Printer Error 5B00 with 4 Easy Methods

Apply the given solutions in the exact situation in order to fix the problem on your own.

Solution 1: Use the Service Mode

Let’s start with basic troubleshooting steps. At first, you are advised to power off the Canon printer. Wait for sometimes and again turn On the printer.  See the status of the error code. 

Unfortunately, if not, then probably you have to turn off the Canon printer again. Next, you should set the Canon printer to the Service Mode. 

To implement the task, in the beginning, you have to press as well as hold the Power button for 5 to 10 seconds. After that, release it.

Next, you need to press the Zoom button for 5-6 times. In case, you see the LED lights powered on twice, then the Canon printer is in the Service Mode. To make sure that the Service Mode is enabled, move to the Control Panel of your device. 

Within the Control Panel, you should scroll down and tap on the “Devices and Printers” option. Here, you will see the Printer Status as Offline. It means that the Service Mode is enabled.

Now, check if the error code has been eradicated or not. If not, move to the next solution.

Solution 2: Check the Ink level

Sometimes, due to the installed ink system, you can experience this issue. In order to get rid of it, here are the steps that need to be followed.

At first, you should unplug the printer. Also, if you use a USB cable to connect your printer to the computer, then you remove the USB cable. Furthermore, you must press down as well as hold down the Power button of the printer. Next, you should plug in the power cable to the power socket. 

Keep pressing the Power button until the Canon printer starts resetting automatically. You have to release the Power button when all the lights are On and when the Canon printer stops making sounds.

You should wait until the green power light turns Off. After that, you have to quickly press and release the Power button twice. Now, the green lights will blink for 2 to 3 seconds and after that, it will be stabilized.

After that, restart your computer as well as your Canon printer. Hope, this will surely fix the issue. If not, here is another alternative solution.

Solution 3: Manually Clean the Waste Ink

In order to manually clean the Waste Ink, at first, you need to open the lid of the Canon printer and take out the ink cartridges from the slot.  Now, near the roller, you will see a small square box (like a foam pad). 

Furthermore, use a soft paper towel and then press the foam. After that, the ink will be released. You have to clean the foam until the entire inks get cleaned. The next thing that you have to do is to insert the cartridges back within the slot.

Next, close the printer lid. When finished, restart your Canon printer. For that, turn off the Canon printer. Wait for a while and again turn it on.

Solution 4: Use the Canon Service Tool Program

To apply this solution, at first, you have to run and install the Canon Service tools program. Furthermore, navigate to the EEPROM tab. 

Before starting the resetting procedure, you should tap on the EEPROM status. This will ask you for the paper source tray. By default, it is set to the rear tray. Click on it and thereafter, ‘A function was finished’ message will appear on the display.

Furthermore, tap on the Main option. Next, tap on the Settings icon. After that, the printer resetting procedure will start. Wait for a while as the resetting procedure may take some time to complete.

When the resetting procedure will initiate, the LED lights will keep flashing. When the LED lights stop flashing, this indicates that the resetting procedure has been successfully completed.

Again tap on the EEPROM status and choose EEPROM save option. Then, the EEROM will be returning to 0% and the issue will get fixed.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What to do If “Printer In Error State” Message Appear on the Display?

In case, you notice the ‘printer in an error message’ on the display, then you should ensure that the printer is turned on as well as it is connected to the computer along with a stable Wi-Fi connection. Besides that, you need to make sure that there is no paper jam in the input tray.

2. How to Reset the Canon Printer Ink Absorber?

In the beginning, ensure that the Canon printer is turned off. Furthermore, press and hold the Resume button for sometimes. Keep holding the Resume button and then hold the Power button.

The green light will start blinking. Keep holding the Power button and then release the Resume button. Then, twice press the Resume button. Next, you have to release the Power button. Press the Resume button four times and again press the Power button. Now, the printer will get reset.