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Re: Canon imageCLASS mpc 190 Perfect machine for last year or two. Just flashing message 'WAST INK NEAR FULL'. Basic Guide not a a help. 'CHECK PRINTER' does not appear. Can I fix myself, or over-ride message without harm to the machine? in Australia. (.au not needed)

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  • philkelso Apr 21, 2008

    instructions ok as far as 'Press SET key'
    Don't seem to have one.

  • philkelso Apr 21, 2008

    I switched off and restarted - to go through the process again - and everything seems OK. Thanks for help. I still don't know why the message came up, it would be natural to assume the waste tank is full, if message reads 'waste tank is full'. Silly me. I just hope I don't get an overflow.


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See this page for instructions on resetting your waste ink counter.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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    Matt Jurach Apr 21, 2008

    The steps for your model are as follows:

    • Enter SERVICE MODE -- By pressing Menu, Copy, Scan, Copy, Copy

    • Select TEST MODE.

    • Select 8 PRINTER TEST in TEST MODE.

    • Select 3. [EEPROM CLEAR].

    • Select 0. [INK COUNT].

    • Press the Set key.

    • Press the Stop/Reset key (returning to the state of 3), and then press the ON/OFF key.

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    Matt Jurach Apr 21, 2008

    I'm looking everywhere, but I can't find a picture of your printer's control panel so I can look for the corresponding key!

    On HP printers, the "Set" key is a green key with a check mark on it.

    Perhaps your Canon has a similar key that is used to "enter" whatever menu item is selected?


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