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How do I find the waste ink collector and empty it

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There no any waste ink collector, this printer have only a pad for waste ink, (you don't need to replace first time indication) only take the printer to service center to reset this indication.

or

for immidiate printing -
just switch off printer from main (power) swtich then push and hold the on key and paper key then switch on from power. (it's work some time in some pixma)

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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