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(6) Ink absorber replacement
1) At the time of an error indicating that the ink absorber is full, replace either the main or the borderless-print ink absorber according
to the error message.
- When the main ink absorber is full:
Replace the absorber indicated by the blue frame in the photo below (component of QY5-0178).
- When the borderless-print ink absorber is full:
Replace 2 absorbers in the red circle in the photo below and the platen ink absorber (components of QY5-0178).
The main ink absorber and the borderless-print ink absorber have separate counters respectively. After ink absorber replacement,
reset the applicable ink absorber counter according to the replaced ink absorber. For details, see
2) Partial replacement of the main ink absorber
For the main ink absorber, the following replacement methods are available:
Replacement method
Partial replacement
Whole replacement
After ink absorber replacement, set the ink absorber counter value according to the replacement method. See (7) Ink absorber
counter setting, for details.
<How to perform the partial replacement>
Remove the rear cover (No. 1 in the photo) and the ink absorber cover (No. 2 in the photo) from the rear side of the machine, and
replace a half portion of the main ink absorber (No. 3 in the photo).
(Time required: Approx. 4 min. including the operation check after replacement)
Ink absorber volume to be replaced
Approx. a half portion of the entire main
ink absorber
The entire main ink absorber
(7) Ink absorber counter
Print yield after
Approx. 4,800 pages
Approx. 12,000 pages


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