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My canon printer will not print - i get a waste ink reserve tank if full. where is the tank and what do i do to get my printer working again. thanks

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Your waste tank is full. It is located at the bottom side of your unit. Actually, the tank is a flat sponge or foam like material about 1/4 inch thick. I have experience removing it and cleaning it by soaking it in water and soap, but I wouldn't suggest you do it cause it is hard to remove it and pretty messy to clean it. Take it to the service center.

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