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Ink absorber on my Canon Pixma 160 reads full -

I keep getting #2 and #7 error messages. How can I fix this problem

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  • ctruslow May 07, 2009

    My printer says that the ink absorber is full showing #8. What is this and how can I fix it? Any takers?

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