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"The ink absorber is almost full. Press printer's Start button to continue printing. Contact the service center." What does this mean?

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This means that the counter related to the amount of ink these pads absorb during print head cleaning cycles and from edge to edge printing is nearly at the programmed limit. You can still print by pressing the Start button.

However, you can expect the printer to stop working soon. You can clean out the waste ink pads yourself. This is a bit messy so have plenty of newspaper around. Disassemble the printer from the top. The pads (rubber of some type) are below the cartridge carrier on the side. Pull them out and blot most of the ink off them. Then run under water until the water comes out clear. Allow to dry (you can speed up the drying process with a hair dryer).

Finally reset the waste ink counter in the service mode:
With the printer off but connected to power, Press and hold Set/Reset and then press the Power button. When the power light is lit, continue to hold the Power button and press Set/Reset twice. The light should be green.

Now press Set/Reset 4 times (the light will switch between orange and green at each press). Turn off the printer. The counter should be reset.

Do not reset the counter without cleaning or replacing the pads. You will get ink spreading all over the printer. Additionally, the waste ink counter is set to a value that should be reached near the printer's end of life with normal usage. Other parts may fail soon.

I hope this helps.

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The ink absorber is almost full. press the printer's RESUME button to continue printing, contact the service center.

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    the ink absorber is almost full. press the printer's RESUME button to continue printing, contact the service center.

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SOURCE: Ink absorber is full.

Try this:
How to clear E27 Waste ink absorber full
1.With the printer powered off but connected to a power source,
press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
2. When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times
while pressing and holding the Power button.
3. When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order),
the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4. When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the
specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.
(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange
and green, starting with orange.)

Note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print

2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset

4 times Green Waste ink counter reset
5.Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off) then turn it on again


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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1.With the printer powered off but connected to a power source,
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2. When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times
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If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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