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I have a canon printer MP550. It was working ok untill I chenged the yellow ink. I did everything alright but now when I want to print it gives me error 6C10. I tried to buy another yellow but does not work. What shall I do.

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It's probably a waste absorber issue.

A fix from FixYa Support:

1. Start with printer off
2. Press and hold resume Button (triangle in the circle) and click "Power" button. Green led should be on
3. While holding the Power button, release the Resume Button.
4. Without releasing the Power Button, click "Resume" button for two times and release Both Buttons.
5. Click "Resume" for four times then soon click "Power" button, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber).
6. Turn off the printer and turn on again

http://www.fixya.com/support/t6005512-error_6c10_fix
Hope this helps.

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Clean the board under ink

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