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Canon ip4300 ink absorber is full

I have cleaned the absorbing pads, but the printer is still showing me that the
absorber is full, how do i get to make it sense that i have replace the pads?

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You need to reset the waste ink counter. The printer doesn't know that you have replaced or cleaned the pads you need to tell it.

1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.
Hope that helps, if it does please rate my solution.

Thanks

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