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Printer error: Waste Ink near full

Canon Pixma MP 780
Error on printer: "Waste ink near full"
Cannot find any information on the error.
Where is located the Waste tank and
How do I empty it??

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  • vlad_mocanu2 Oct 13, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Cannon MP780.Waste Ink near full . PLEASE GIVE ME A ANSWER TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM ! PLS !

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    "Waste ink near full" / "Afvalinkt bijna vol"

  • Lmarie5617 Nov 26, 2008

    Waste ink is near full won't copy or print in black

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You don't empty it, it needs to be replaced and having the service manual I can tell you it's not an easy thing to do.

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I owned a 9000 wide carriage printer with the same problem. Checking it out, it was suggested I send to a service ctr. for replacing the waste ink tank. Shipping (both ways), labor, and replacement tank part was prohibitive. I decided to do it myself. I Googled step by step instructions and went to work. Short story, It wouldn't work after I finished. Enough said?

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WASTE INK ABSORBER is located at the bottom of the printer unit.
To replace the WASTE INK ABSORBER, must dismantle the whole print unit. And this job needs 2 person to carry out.
You should send it to your nearest service centre to do the job.

Posted on Jun 11, 2010

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