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Ink pad absorber almost full

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I have followed the proceedure for the waste ink pad absorber and I still keep getting the same message. Is there something else I can do to solve this problem.
Thanks Donna

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The Canon inkjet I had required that a service facility perform that task as there is a reset of the firmware that must be done. Try contacting a Canon service provider or tech support to see if they will assist you. I had taken mine completely apart, disconnecting the electronics board and changing the printhead as well before that error cleared but I am not sure if you have to go that far.

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