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Waste ink absorber

Printer tells me absorber is almost full so will not print

Alarm message reads "The waste ink absorber is almost full" What needs to be done? I have cleaned all ink pads but picture not printing properly.

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    What does INK ABSORBER is FULL mean?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    ink absorber full

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    cannot print ink absorber full

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    it will not let me print the ink absorber is full how does it need to be cleaned

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This is the ink counter reset instructions:
1. Service mode: Menu->Scan->Copy->Scan( one at a time in sequence)
2.Select "test mode"
3.Select "(8) ETC
4.Select "(4) EEPROM CLEAR
5.Select "(1) INK COUNT
6. press the OK button
7. Press the STOP/RESET button(returns you to the TEST MODE sub-menu
8. Press the ON/OFF button (which resets the printer).

There you go.

Posted on May 27, 2008

  • Lorenzo R May 06, 2011

    This is great for resetting the counter - and will get your printer working, BUT make an effort to clean the ink absorber pads one sponge left and two pads right. Instructions are before this in this topic. The ones on the right I accessed by pulling the plug when print heads were pausing at left side.

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I am unfamiliar with your model and the proper way to proceed, however when taking my own dead printer apart I discovered the "waste ink tank" was nothing more than a large sponge wedged into the bottom of the printer case with some hoses aimed at it. I immagine you could just buy a replacement sponge, although I'm undertain what sensor detects how full it is and if anything else must alo be done to reset it to an "ok" status.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

Waste Ink Absorber needs dealer replacement. Warning message associated with copy counter which must be reset by dealer. Form experience

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