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My machine keeps saying waste ink near full. what is that and where is it located?

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They are pads underneath the printer assembly where the excess ink from cleaning and printing goes. After a while they get full of used ink and need to be replaced. The whole print engine has to be removed to replace them and then you need access to service mode to reset the counter.

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I saw another posting on this printer doing this. This is not a user replaceable part according to the Canon website. You will need to take the printer to a service location to have the waste Ink well replaced.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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1. Hit the "menu": Key
2. Hit "Copy" Key
3. Hit "#" Key
4. Scroll thru the menu headings until you come to "Test Mode" - 12th heading
5. Hit the "3" button- this will bring up Eprom Clear
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Can only try then your printer go on longer but some time the other you need to clean out the waste ink it inside the printer go to open up all.



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