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Printer will not work

My printer gave me the message to check the ink waste bottle. I did just that and emptied the bottle and replaced in machine. now my printer will not work it keeps saying to check the waste bottle. I have taken it out at least 20 times and replaced it and it still does not work. What can I do?

Posted by Gloria Alsup on

  • Tditty Apr 14, 2008

    I have cleaned out the waste toner bottle and replaced it, turned the printer off and then on after 10 seconds to reset, still says "Check waste toner bottle". Any suggestions?


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This page gave me a solution worked for me:

Waste ink tank removal


This works on the F30, F60, and F80.
Resetting the Waste Ink Volume Counter
1) Enter SERVICE MODE.---
By pressing Menu-Copy-#
2) Select TEST MODE.
3) Select [8] PRINTER TEST in TEST MODE.
4) Select 3. [EEPROM CLEAR].
5) Select 0. [INK COUNT].
6) Press the [OK] key.
7) Press the [Stop/Reset] key (returning to the state of 3)), and then press the [ON/OFF] key.

Skip step (6) since there is no [OK] key on F30 printers.
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