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Service required error

Hi,i have a epsom cx6600 i have had it for 2 years. changed my ink yesterday all was fine,then i thought i would clean my heads.i got an error message,Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life.but it was printing fine before is there anything i can do to disable this warning,i have tried pressing all the buttons but nothing will work.cath NEEDS A SERVICE

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Re: service required error

Possible that the waste ink collector is full. (When you clean the cartridges, some ink is used, and that ink has to go somewhere!)
Might be worth having a look at
(at your own risk, of course :) )

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