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Clean unable 46, how will i remove the message and how do i fix it?

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Replace the ink absorber box (or possibly break the ink absorber box open and clean its absorbent sponges under a tap), re-assemble the printer and reset the purge counter to zero.

for how to reset the purge counter read here

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1. Remove all the ink cartridges from the machine
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3. Then turn off the machine and unplug it for 70 seconds
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