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I have a Canon MP 160 printer. The message reads "the ink absorber is full. Contact service center". I cannot print anymore. Do I need to get it repaired or should I just purchase a new printer? Thank you. Sincerely, Steven Ravaglioli

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  1. Turn off the printer
  2. Hold the Resume Button (red circle in the triangle), add a printer (click “Power”) an indicator light green.
  3. Hold the Power Button, release the Resume Button.
  4. Not releasing the Power Button, double click “Resume” and release Both Buttons.
  5. Click “Resume” for Four times
  6. Once you click “Power”, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber). To disable the printer “Power” button to click again.
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