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My printer Canon MP150 Series USB002 will not print the message on my computer shows as follows.... Waste in absorber is full contact canon service centre for replacment ink absorber..........Are you able to advise or provide absorber and instructions how to change it.

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The ink absorber is inside the printer generally on the bottom where the carriage carrier moves.

it is not enough just to replace it, a counter needs to be reset.

Using mptool Software to reset Canon MP150

  • Turn of printer then run mptool software this software automatically detect the printer.
  • To reset waste ink counter in the canon MP150 click reset main and reset platen button in the waste ink counter section.
  • To reset ink level click reset black and reset color in the ink counter section.
(you can obtain the mptool from this link:">

You will have to open up the printer to get to the waste ink pads, remove them from the printer (use gloves the pads will be full of ink) and clean them as much as you can and let them dry for a day or two. Place the old ones back in the machine and reset the counter with the tool.

or you can look for a new set of ink pads. Here are kits for canon printers

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