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I have a message saying my ink absorber is full. What do I need to do?

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Hi there Joan,

Try these steps:

1. While the printer is turned OFF, press and hold the Resume/Cancel button and Power button. Wait for the lights to turn green. Now, while holding the buttons together, release first the Resume/Cancel button.

2. Then press the Resume/Cancel button thrice then release the two buttons now.

3. When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times.

4. Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the selected function is performed.. When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.

6) Power off then back on and test.

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