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S900 Ink Pad location

Can someone please tell me how many Ink Pads there are on my S900?

I can only detect 1 which is under the print-head rest position. It sits on a rubber spring pad and can be easily removed (carefully), washed in water, dried and put back.

I have done this, re-set the counter and it works fine.

Have I missed any other pads?

Many thanks

Gerry

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  • gdsilva779 Jun 19, 2009

    Thanks dougc5472 - I will pursue this one. Much appreciated.

    gdsilva779


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That item your talking about is actually the purge unit. The ink pad is actually below that and usually requires a repair tech to service and replace the pad. Contact Canon for a repaiir center near you.

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The waste ink take is actually just a felt pad that sits under the printer mechanism inside the case and absorbs the ink from your cleanings.
From what I gather, it’s both a time consuming and expensive proposition to take to Canon to fix.
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