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How to replace or clean waste ink absorber in Canon PIXMA iP3000

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Cleaning or replacing the ink absorber is not for the faint of heart, it's a messy job,wear rubber gloves and old clothes. After the cleaning you still have to reset the counter so it will let you print again, so don't forget that part.
Here is a link to a web page with the full instructions for both procedures.

http://www.polyphoto.com/tutorials/PrintHeadCleaning/CanonCleaningAndReset.html

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My printer, the Canon, Pixma Ip2000 stopped printing. It was giving me the message "the waste ink absorber is full". I took it to the only canon dealer in the city, and he reccommended that I replace the...


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