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I would like to replace or clean the waste absorber pads on a i550 Canon printer.Do you know the technique?

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Well to be perfectly honest you can try to clean them but replacing them is pointless, and near impossible because the parts aren't available seperately from the printers, nor will Canon send you replacements. It would probably be cheaper to just buy a new printer. I'd suggest spending a little extra cash on a personal laser printer instead. No need to worry about an waste receptical. 

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