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I have a Canon i1500 printer whose waste ink reservoir is filled.

I need to be able to reset the waste ink tank counter. How is this done?
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If this is a new cartridge it should do it automatically. If it is a refilled cartridge you cannot reset the levels. It will always remember the last cartridge because they each have their own signature.

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