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Printer will not work

My printer gave me the message to check the ink waste bottle. I did just that and emptied the bottle and replaced in machine. now my printer will not work it keeps saying to check the waste bottle. I have taken it out at least 20 times and replaced it and it still does not work. What can I do?

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