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How do you find the waste ink collector on a printer/scanner ?

How do you find the waste ink collector on a Canon scanner/printer Pixma MP170
What does the waste ink collector look like ?
Do you need to empty it or change for new one?
I had a message come up on computer screen saying it was nearly full.

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Inkjet printers have a fibrous pad inside them that collects the waste ink from cleaning the print head. Over time, this pad fills up with ink and can no longer hold any more. When this occurs, the printer indicates a "waste ink tank full" error.

The waste ink absorption pads are inside the printer, in the very bottom. They are usually soaked with ink when full and are very messy.

Replacing the waste ink absorption pads is something an authorized canon service facility can take care of for you.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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