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Waste ink absorber full I get a warning dialogue saying the 'Waste ink absorber is almost full' Press resume to continue. Solution would be appreciated. Many thanks.

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  • 11Bhoys Dec 07, 2008

    Sorry chaps but the problem is still there. In fact it has just got worse and saying the absorber is now full. Tried the solution suggested but to no avail.

  • davidbelgior Apr 14, 2009

    ...and the LED still blinks8x for the absorberchange. The solution with the reset doesn´t work for me. PLZ HELP !

    Thanks !
    David Belgior

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My Canon Pixma iP 8500 stopped printing and displays: 'Waste ink absorber is almost full' I tried blotting up ink from the right hand side in a small plastic 'box' There must be more ink in there somewhere. Can you suggest a fix?

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Hi there,

Thanks for posting in FixYa.

It may be the problem arised due to installation. Also check the device manager for any flag coming.

You need to go for reinstall the printer.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Have a Nice day. Dont forget to vote me.

Regards
Ellin

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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    Puneet Jain Oct 18, 2008

    Reply please if the soluton work for you.


    Give your rating to the solution either Helful or Fixya.


    If you dont fix the problem yet by the solution given then I would suggest you more options, let me know for it.


    Since your voting is precious to me in providing the help for others.


    Have a Nice day.


    Regards,


    Ellin


  • Puneet Jain
    Puneet Jain Dec 07, 2008

    Have you make clean for Cartridge at its nozzle, have you try a new one? 


    If the error message display in new cartridge also then you need to reinstall the printer software again. 


    Let me know if other function are working properly.

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