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Canon pixma ip8500, on third print head in about 4 years. will not print yellow despite repeated head cleaning cycles, now waste ink absorber is full. need instructions for emptying/replacing said absorber. Thanks Barrie

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The waste ink absorber cannot be replaced mate. you have to buy new printer.the waste ink absorber is the sponge part where head cleans all its ink. its a common problem in cannon.

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    If you want to get VERY inky, it is not difficult to get to the ink absorbers and rinse them out. Once the case is off, there are only 4 screws that hold the unit in the case. The absorbers are in the bottom front. They can be rinsed, dried, and replaced. (Though the techs say to buy new ones.) You must also reset the counter after reassembly since the "fullness" has to do with page count, not the actual ink.

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When i saw the error message telling me the ink absorber is full, i remove, clean it but it didn't work, the same error message appear again. so better buy a nother printer

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