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For the ink absorber to full in most ink-jet printers it is caused by the buildup of the black ink (it is organic based and will solidify). The colored inks are more of a water consistency and will not build up at all. The only way most ink jet printers can clear the black ink build up is to take a flat head screwdriver and scrape the mountain of ink out of the printer. You do have to move the printer heads & carriage out of the way by turning off the printer, powering it back up and when the carriage is out of the way remove the ac power cord! The inks are water soluable so a wet paper towel will clean up most messes with the ink!!!
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
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Eight flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber for the ink used during Print Head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.
Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible
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