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I suggest that instead of replacing , first try cleaning the ink absorber unless of course they are completely worn out.
Most Canon ip printers have similar construction there :Try as below:

Two absorber pads are located on the right side of the printer, under the ink cartridges. With the printer on, lift the top to expose the cartridges. They will automatically move out of the way. You can move them to the left side by hand if the printer is not on. They each sit in a rubber socket. The pads can be removed and cleaned.
Take the pads out of the socket with tweezers. Clean them with warm water. It is best to use a spray bottle (on stream) and blast it through the pad until it is white. Sometimes just putting it under a running tap will be sufficient. If there is ink in the socket after taking the pad out, it can be cleaned up with a paper towel. Put the pads back into the socket and you have successfully cleaned the ink absorbers.

Please also check the link below on tips on FixYa itself

http://www.fixya.com/support/r883355-ink_absorber_pads_cleaning

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Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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I had the problem of the full ink absorber. I already washed and cleaned all the parts related. Now, I need to reset the counter; how I can do it??


<Ink absorber counter resetting>
Reset the ink absorber counter (to 0%) when the ink absorber is replaced, or after the logic board is
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1) In the service mode, press the Stop/Reset button 4 times to enter the ink absorber counter resetting
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2) In the ink absorber counter resetting mode, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s)
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3 times or more Press the ON/OFF button to return to the ink amount resetting mode.
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4) After the ink absorber counter is reset, the counter value is printed automatically.
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Ink Absorber Replacement Options This printer has an ink absorber that takes in ink during the printing and print head cleaning processes. The cleaning process is necessary in order to keep the print head nozzles from becoming clogged. Over the life of the printer, the amount of ink that the ink absorber has absorbed is calculated by the printer. Eventually, after substantial use, the printer will enter an error condition when the ink absorber is nearly full. At this point, printing is still possible by pressing the <Resume> button on the printer. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.
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