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Low level light

I refilled my Pixma MP15o's color cartridge because the amber low level warning light came on. The printer works fine, but the amber light is still on, and of course the information screen shows a low ink warning as well. Is there any way to work the printer or the cartridge and get the light to go off?

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Disable the ink monitor

Posted on Jun 08, 2007

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