I have been a Canon devotee for yonks, and indeed have only recently bought the highly recommended Pixma MG 6650 for my wife's kit. However I'm beginning to have second thoughts.
My own IP 4600 now reports 'Ink absorber nearly full'. The net reveals that this means 95% full, and that at 100% the machine will be locked up - unusable. Contrary to what Canon's site says, although 'mature' it has not been heavily used, and (following a previous disaster with Epson kit) I have always paid sillymoney for genuine Canon carts.
It appears that the counter can be reset but highly inadvisable without delving into the guts and extracting the pads for cleaning. Not a DIY job apparently. There are seemingly only two options:
(i) find a service guy you trust (hen's teeth come to mind), or
(ii) bin the machine and replace it. What?
Because this seems to me to be c**p engineering, if I have to do this latter the replacement won't be Canon branded..
Any suggestions welcomed!