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Fixed it until I Broke it I350

Canon I350 waste absorber full...googled it read and read then took the printer apart to repair it or rather empty absorber and then reset the printer. Good so far right...nope I know my problem and how to fix it but when I went to put the printer back together I have spare parts...ooppss. 2 small springs and one white plastic thing that all go on to the assembly below where the ink cartridge sits. I can not find a picture or anything so far to help put this together properly. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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  • Helen Jacobs Jan 13, 2009

    flashing light on my i350 printer. it states absorber is full, what can I do to have it fixed?

  • DocTeacher Feb 17, 2009

    "The waste ink absorber is full. Contact the service center for replacement of waste ink absorber." I dried the excess ink off the bottom of the ink cartridges and it worked for awhile.

    Does it really have to go to a service center?



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Good try.. If the printing, Paper Handling, Head Caps, Suctions and Cleaner were not affected, I mean you still can print correctly then it's fine. But you have to locate and fixed it to their exact position for it may cause hardware mechanism irregularities. Remember the module you have dettached before one and another. Springs usually sets on paper handling, anything that swings back and forth and least to tighthening gaps. Hope this helps.

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Posted on Feb 06, 2008


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