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When i go to print a message says the ink

When i go to print a message says the ink absorber is full, where is the ink absorber and how do i change / empty it? there is no reference in the manual.

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Hi there
You need to be handy with your hands, you will have to open up all the printer to get inside it where you will see the ink tank with pads in it need to clean all out and after that you will need to reset it with the MPTools resetter.

Ok I have put a MP-Tools in my website for you this will reset the waste tank, also this tools are for reseting your inks plus it can do much more.


The MPTools can reset it in till you get time to clean the inkpads.


Click on the link to download it.

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