How to Empty the Ink Overflow Tray on a Canon MP510

Written by greg lindberg
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The Canon PIXMA MP510 all-in-one printer allows users to print high-quality colour photos and includes a colour LCD screen attached to the printer's control unit. The printer can be used to print directly from external devices, such as digital cameras, camera phones and Bluetooth devices. If there is an overflow of ink, an error message will be displayed and all the ink cartridges must be removed. The excess ink is collected in an overflow tray, which can be removed and cleaned.

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Things you need

  • Paper towels
  • Cloth

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  1. 1

    Press the "On" button on the top panel of the printer to turn it on. Open the paper output tray at the front of the printer.

  2. 2

    Lift the entire printer cover, which should snap open. Then lift the small inner cover.

  3. 3

    Press down on the tab below each ink tank to snap out and remove the tank. Lift the print head lock lever that holds the ink tanks in place.

  4. 4

    Lift the overflow tray toward the top of the printer and slowly pull it out of the printer. Take care to avoid spilling any ink that has collected in the tray.

  5. 5

    Use wet paper towels to remove ink collected in the tray. Dry the tray with a cloth and place it back into the printer. Replace the ink tanks and the inner and outer printer covers.

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