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I got a message which read "The waste ink absorber is full." What is this, where is this and how do I replace it? Thank you.

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  • bobtriplett5 Aug 22, 2012

    The carriage that holds the cartridges is under the edge all the way to the right so I can't remove the cartridges. Any suggestions

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Ink absorber (waste ink pads) is a sponge pad that is located under the chamber where you insert the cartridges. You can locate the waste ink pads to the right of the cartridges. Open the cover, move the cartridges to the centre, and then press the pad of absorbent paper towel onto the waste ink pads. This will absorb a lot of ink in the pads and that will remove the warning after you reset the printer waste ink tank counter. Another thing you can do is to completely replace the waste ink pads or maybe take a hot water towel and clean it till the time you see no ink residue on the towel & then let it dry out.Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.
Daniel

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