Ink absorber pad full message


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I'm in the market for a new printer. My printer died a few days ago. I ran the printhead cleaning routine 3 times with no luck.

I've spent hours on YouTube & Google researching inkjet versus laser & the printers from the different manufacturers.

Nowdays it costs more to repair a printer than to buy a new one! In other words, one buys a disposable printer. Speaking of which, the Canon website doesn't list authorized service centers. They have Instant Exchange. It is cheaper to exchange a printer under warranty than to repair it. But what does one do with a Canon printer that is out of warranty- toss it in the nearest landfill?

I'm intrigued by the fact that Canon includes printheads with their printers. It's a lot easier to clean a removable printhead than a permanently mounted printhead.

Anyway...
I'm considering either the Pixma G5020 or the G6020 or the G7020. Do you know how long it takes to fill the ink absorber pad on the G5020, G6020, G7020? According to the Canon website, when the "ink absorber pad is full" message appears, one contacts Canon. According to the website, the pad is not user-replaceable.
 
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But the ink absorber pad STILL has ink in it! What point is there in resetting the counter when there is still ink in the pad?
actually the ink absorber pad is not full, only the counter states that it is full
after you reset the counter, you can still use the printer
 
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Fascinating, as Spock would say!

One keeps reseting the counter. Eventually, the pad IS actually full. When the pad is actually full, won't the excess ink overflow the pad & make a mess inside the printer?
 
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Fascinating, as Spock would say!

One keeps reseting the counter. Eventually, the pad IS actually full. When the pad is actually full, won't the excess ink overflow the pad & make a mess inside the printer?
Yes, but during the first and second reset, you don't need to replace the ink pad absorber, after that you need to replace/cleaning the pad (not user replaceable)
 
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How does one replace a not user replaceable cleaning pad?

Yes, but during the first and second reset, you don't need to replace the ink pad absorber, after that you need to replace/cleaning the pad (not user replaceable)
 
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How does one replace a not user replaceable cleaning pad?

Yes, but during the first and second reset, you don't need to replace the ink pad absorber, after that you need to replace/cleaning the pad (not user replaceable)
Easy... Bring your printer to the printer technician or service center ;)
 
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I have an older Canon MP495 and just replaced both ink cartridges with brand new cartridges. Now I am receiving the error message 'ink absorber full' for the first time. How do I reset the absorber counter please? It must be a big secret because I can't find the answer anywhere! I have several projects I could print out to use up the ink.

Please help!
 
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I'm intrigued by the fact that Canon includes printheads with their printers. It's a lot easier to clean a removable printhead than a permanently mounted printhead.
It's actually extremely easy to remove. Just pull the ink tanks out, then lift up the gray lever and lift the print head out. Just as easy as removing cartridges, and it doesn't need to be replaced every time.
 
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Regards the waste ink pads and resetting, there's a user on Printerknowledge.com that keeps an eye on this stuff called PeterBJ, particularly with regards to the resetting procedure. It's way too much to summarise here but recommend you look up the stuff over there using keywords "canon service reset" and read up properly. There's a lot of gotchas in the wings to be wary of.
 

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