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Canon S9000 Ink Status Monitor gone AWOL after Waste ink Fix

Used the instructions provided by "fastrepairguide," posted Aug 05, 2007, and was able to get my printer up and running again. The side effect is that the ink status monitor doesn't seem to be working anymore --- when I go to print, the monitor opens but the ink levels are all the same, not showing what's low, etc. I'm wondering if it will still notify me when I'm out of ink, did this get turned off in the process?

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You need to manually tell the printer it has new ink levels, because when you change errors and settings, sometimes it will not automatically reset ink levels. cheers lilacgerry

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You can try this....
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  3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
  4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
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Even if you can't get the ink pads out, you can try to dry them with paper towels.
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The first time I did it without and it took forever to get my hands clean again.

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