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I have the canon pixma 170 printer. It's telling me the ink waste is full, do you know how to clean or empty? Or is this the end of my printer? Thanks!

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How to reset error 5B00 for Canon MP170 (Ink Tank Full Error):
1 - power off.
2 - hold stop/reset ,hold ON/OFF
3 - release stop/reset, push stop/reset twice, quickly, then release ON/OFF
4 - wait untill LCD display shows "Canon Idle",then push stop/reset four times, quickly
5 - then push power twice, quickly
6 - power off and power on.
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Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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It is a shop repair since you have to use Canon diagnostics to reset the count and clear the error. The new part is around $10.00 only.

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