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I have a Canon Printer MG4260 which shows up Error 1702

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I have a Canon Printer MG4260 which shows up Error 1702 Printer Head is almost full. Contact service centre. How do I fix this error
Debra Ellis
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Md. Sadique replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. I look forward to assisting you today with the best answer possible.

This error message indicates the ink absorber is full. Your printer has an ink absorber which takes in ink during the printing and print head cleaning operation. Over the life of the printer, the amount of ink that the ink absorber has absorbed is calculated by the printer. Eventually, after substantial use, the printer will enter an error condition when the ink absorber is almost full / completely full. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.
What is the age of your printer ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is about 5 - 6 years old
Expert:  Md. Sadique replied 1 year ago.

The waste ink pad has become full and needs to be replaced to get everything back to alright. You will have to order new waste ink pads from Canon and replace accordingly to get everything back to alright.
Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Its not recommended for users to replace the waste ink absorber tank.
If you want you can also take the help of a local printer repair shop to replace it at a less cost.
If you want to repair it in local repair shop; I can give you the contact of a local printer repair shop near your area, if you tell me your city name.
If you want to replace it on your own then let me know.
Please let me know what you want to do.