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On Canon S9000 A3 inkjet printer error light flashing to indicate 'waste ink tank nearly full'. Can I fix this myself?

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    That's fixed it. I didn't get a solid green at step 6 but I waited until th egreen flashed on then carried on & it now prints without error.

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1. Turn off power.
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let the
Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let both
buttons go.
5. Green light will flash then stop blinking.
6. When Green light is solid, press Resume button
4 times.
7. Press the power button and the printer should turn off. If not, press the Power button 1 more time.
8. Done.

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