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Waste Ink Absorber

Need to clean or replace in a Canon iP8500

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    the waste ink absorber is full

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    how do you clean the waste ink absorber

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New waste ink absorbers are available from Canon, there are ten of them and they are cheap (approx. $10.00) You can also order the whole bottom unit which holds the absorbers. It is also cheap (under $20.00) I believe this comes with the ink absorbers in it although I have not received mine yet so i don't know for sure. I ordered both, can't hurt to have an extra set of absorbers. Now as to the project of exchanging the old used ones out for the new ones, the instructions are available in a number of places. I got ahold of a few different ones including the official Canon Service Manual for this on the Web. I have not performed the exchange yet so stand by...............

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Thanks for posting in FixYa.

It may be the problem arised due to installation.

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