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Keeps telling me ink absorber is nearly full, solution not in manual

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Hi Susie,

The ink absorber is inside and does just that...absorb "waste ink". Once these fill, it is suggested to find a service center to replace it. However, you may want to consider just purchasing a new printer due to the cost of such an expense. Combine that with the cost of ink and the high consumption that most people experience with this model and it may just pay to purchase a new one.

I know that is probably not what you were expecting, but that is my best suggestion.

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