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When I use the ''print'' command, I get the following message on my screen, ''The ink absorber is full'' Contact the service center. My printer is a Canon PIXMA MP 160. What can I do to get past this problem? dale_truitt@hotmail.com

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You have to reset waste ink counter using MP Tool. Try to find at indoreset.blogspot.com. Or you can do it manually. Try this. 1. Unplug power 2. Press and hold ON/OFF button 3. Press and release Stop/reset button 4. Release ON/OFF 5. Press Stop/reset 4 times Turn off printer and turn on.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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    Reset WASTE INK COUNTER CANON MP160
    1. Press and hold STOP/Reset
    2. Press ON/OFF, release Stop/Reset
    3. Press and hold ON/OFF, press stop/reset 2x
    4. Release both. (will display 0)
    5. Printer will be charging
    6. After charging, press STOP/RESET 4x.
    7. Press ON/OFF 1X, (display = 1)
    8. Turn off printer, unplug power.
    9. Turn on printer

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