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Epson dx8400 error my printer is : waste ink absorber

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Unfortunately your only option at present is to take the printer to an Epson Service center and have it serviced to replace the waste ink absorbers/pads.

If you can afford to wait you could mothball (store) the printer and wait for a reset utility to become available for your model printer. Once you have that you could then install an external waste ink kit (google: waste ink epson).

At present though your options are very limited.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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