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Ink absober is full


Eight flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full

The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber for the ink used during Print Head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.

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Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible

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Hi there. I'm a certified Canon repair tech and what you will need to do is go to Canons website and get the 1-800 number for the nearest repair center. They will need to replace the waste ink absorber kit on the bottom of your printer. This will cost you anywhere from $50 and up depending on where you take it. It should only take the repair center an hour to replace it provided the yhave the kit there to put it in.

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Hi there,

Thanks for posting in FixYa.

It may be the problem arised due to installation.

You need to go for reinstall the printer.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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Ellin

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Waste ink absorber full I get a warning dialogue saying the 'Waste ink absorber is almost full' Press resume to continue. Solution would be appreciated. Many thanks.


Hi there,

Thanks for posting in FixYa.

It may be the problem arised due to installation. Also check the device manager for any flag coming.

You need to go for reinstall the printer.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Have a Nice day. Dont forget to vote me.

Regards
Ellin

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You know, I think this is the most common problem in all Canon Printers and yet Canon must do something about this. In my case I already have 3 Canon Printers The first 1 is Canon Pixma MP160 and the problem is "The Ink absorber is Full" then my 2nd is Canon Pixma MP145 still the same problem occurs my 3rd is MP145 also and I know sooner or later I will be facing the same problem.

Sometimes I think the Canon's Printer is Disposable it won't last for a long time. I just hope I can find the right solution to this problem, so that i can fix my printers. I have lost 2 already and maybe sooner the other one will follow.

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