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You can reset the waste ink counter using

The generic SSC utility is also available at

However, remember ink is still accumulating in the waste ink reservoir and will eventually start to leak out. To replace the waste ink pads you need to disassemble the printer.

A free copy of the service manual is available at

Posted on Jan 31, 2009


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