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Canon BJC-5100 Waste Ink Tank Reset Instructions

By: Printer Thinker - 21 January 2012

Every time your printer runs a head cleaning routine, it takes ink from the cartridge, and forces it through the print head in order to try and clear any blockages. This ink ends up in the waste ink tank.

After you have printed a certain number of pages, the printer will automatically say that the waste ink tank is full, invariably though, it isn’t anywhere close to being full.

You can reset this page counter by following the instructions below.

Please note, you do this at your own risk, if your waste tank is nearly full, you could soon have a lot of ink all over your desk!

1] Power off printer
2] Press and hold Resume then press Power, The LED will start blinking
3] While the LED is blinking, press Resume twice then Wait until the printer beeps to indicate service mode
4] When the LED light is green, press Resume button 4 times. The LED will alternate between orange and green every time the Resume button is pressed, it should be green after being pressed 4 times
5] Press Power to set data