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I have a Canon i960 printer, serial #FBVB15093,and when I try to print a docement I get a message "used ink tank is almost full" I have read everything in the manual and can find no reference to this tank or what to do to fix it. Please advise. Sincerely, Jim Thorington

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I cleaned the waste tank pad following the directions at
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/421538-solved-printer-used-ink-tank.html

These were from Lanmaster.

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I sent you a solution

here it is again

let me know if you require anyhthing else

Reporting solution by daweed:
"WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL or FULL ERROR MESSAGE PROBLEM
This is true with many Canon Ink Jet Printers: Eventually, you'll get an error message "Waste Ink Tank Almost Full, Contact Your Canon Repair Center". Canon is totally sly about this, and is actually a pretty ridiculous design flaw that they should be ashamed of- planned obsolescence. Anyway, don't let this problem discourage buying an otherwise fantastic Canon printer.
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LOOK IN YOUR PRINTER MANUAL TO KNOW WHAT NUMBER OF FLASHES INDICATE. In any case, your computer printer software will also tell you exactly what is going on.
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