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Re: ink absorber full

i just made a huge post regarding this and my damn connection cut out.
You need an ink chip re-setting tool.
If the ink Cartridge, has a chip on it.
Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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Reset the ink absorber counter (to 0%) when the ink absorber is replaced, or after the logic board is
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PROCEDURE I. Enter Service Mode:
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I am told that this will reset your counter and eliminate the full absorber warning that you are getting.

Cleaning the pads is messy, sending the printer to Canon is expensive,

I used a simular reset code for my MP470 and haven't had any problems.

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