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How to fix "Ink Absorber Full"??

My printer keep giving me the message "Ink Absorber Full". What can I do to fix it? Any help would be sincerely appreciated, thanx!

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The ink absorber is a small piece of material that is used to hold the ink that is scraped from print heads on the ink tanks during cleaning.  I suggest, wearing gloves of course, removing the material, which resembles a sponge, and cleaning it with warm water.  Allow sufficient time to dry, clean the sensor with a cotton swab, and reinstall.  Remember to change the ink tanks at the same time, in order to reset the ink counter.  There are new absorbers available for purchase on the web, if you don't want to clean the old one.  Others have had similar problems, Canon suggests sending the equipment to them for repair.

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