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Registered: ‎04-15-2019

I squirted ink through the hole

To save money, I drilled holes in the see-through ink containers in my Canon 5700 series printer. This resulted in plenty of warning messages that finally allowed me to disable the ink level warnings. 


I then drilled holes in the nearly empty ink wells and filled them with appropriate Cartridge World black ink and taped up the holes. All went well for 2000 copies. Now the printer doesn't print properly. 


Does anyone know how I can fix this problem while continuing to refil the ink wells. 

Posts: 658
Registered: ‎06-05-2013

Re: I squirted ink through the hole

Hi Standard,

Welcome to The Canon Forum! 
We really appreciate your participation, however this appears to be a printer model not suported within the US. The Canon Community is hosted and moderated within the United States by Canon USA. We are only able to provide support for Canon products manufactured for and used within the US market.

If you live outside the United States, please CLICK HERE and select your country or region for your support needs.

You're welcome to discuss Canon products sold outside of the United States, but please be aware that you will not receive support directly from Canon USA.

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Posts: 2,577
Registered: ‎11-19-2017

Re: I squirted ink through the hole


You drilled holes in your ink tanks and are now puzzled why your printer doesn't work properly any more.


Suggest you use some of the money you thought you might save to buy new OEM ink tanks. 


You'll get the same advice from Canon if you call them too.


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