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Lost absorber pad

I was washing out the absorber pad for a cannon printer and i dropped it and it went down the drain. Any idea where i can buy a new one?

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You may be able to buy them from Canon. But you may be able to rescue the one down the drain if you go under the sink and remove the "S" or "P" trap. Have a pail under the trap to catch any water and debris. Dump the trap into the pail and see if you absorber pad is there. Best of luck!

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1) Canons generally have four screws that hold the entire printer mechanism on the plastic base. Some models do have a power supply module that slides out of the rear of the case, remove this first. Remove the four screws holding the printer mechanism onto the lower case. Some models may have more screws, but becareful not to remove any other screws! It just lifts off.

2) Take the waste ink pads out and lay them down on some newspapers by the sink. Set the waste ink pads in the sink. Pour some of the cleaning mixture into them to dissolve the ink, then gently run hot water through to rinse it out. It will never look clean, don't try, just get it so there is little ink left in the wash water. It is a rather fragile felt-like substance so if you try too hard, you can end up destroying it.

Squeeze out as much water as you can. Do -not- twist it like a towel!

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