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I HAVE A PIXMA MP170 AND THE MESSAGE WASTE INK NEAR FULL, BUT THE MAQCHINE ALSO SHOWS THE CODE 5800 & WILL NOT PRINT PLEASE ADVISE... MANY THANKS

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The problem here is the waste ink pads are full, these pads are located at the lock posistion to the far right where the units cartridge holder goes when you power down the unit and on start up. The way to solve this to to have the pads replaced, they are used to collect the waste ink the printer uses to clean itself when starting up, These pads usually take a long time to fill up, so either you do alot of printing or you hve used Non Canon inks or generic refill cartridges in the past, these are not good for your printer as some of these types of inks are either to thin or to thick and fill the pads up prematurely..Keep in mind to always use recommended guine ink cartridges you may save a little now with ink refill cartridges but in the long run your printer will eventually give out.

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