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Waste Ink Tank is full and printer will no longer work. How do I repair this problem?

Canon S9100 printer no longer working due to printer stating "waste ink tank full" message. How can I override the counter?

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I wouldn't override that error message. Best bet is to open up the printer and give it a good cleaning. If you're unfamiliar or not comfortable with the procedure, take it to your closest computer repair store to have it serviced.

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Gleaned from justanswer.com (applies for Canon i9100)
Tried this on my i9100, worked like a charm. BTW, my waste tank was only 1/4 full. So this fault is most likely generated based on number of hours printer has been operating.


1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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