canon i250 waste ink absorber

  goingbananas 21:00 07 May 2008
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EWrror message when printing : 'waste ink absorber full'. What is this?
Canon website utterly useless, manual CD won't run on Vista. What the hell is a waste ink absorber? Why won't my printer print?

  Covergirl 21:02 07 May 2008
  brundle 21:02 07 May 2008

Some padding in the bottom of the case for soaking up excess ink. The i250/350 is easy to pop open, the pads can be washed through and put back when dry.
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  Ditch999 21:04 07 May 2008

Its probably a small sponge which sits below the print head and absorbs excess ink. My MIL has this printer. Will have a look on Friday.

  goingbananas 20:46 08 May 2008

thanks everybody -you are more help than Canon

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