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Brothers Printers ink cartridges

When adding one new ink cartridge , itt cleans. How can I prevent this unneccesary cleaning ? Also, why do I need to add one color that is empty in order to print.

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I have the same problem. I just discovered that if I turn OFF the power before I open the cover to check a cartridge it does not ask me if I just replaced it. I hope it was not just a fluke, otherwise I'll try unplugging the power next time, too. As for the "Can't print with an empty cartridge" problem; IE: Red is empty but you want to print with black; it is either that engineers don't know what they are doing at Brother or they are lazy or the managers are GREEDY. I think it is the last one. That is why I try NOT to buy "Genuine" Brother Ink cartridges. I used to refill them myself when I could find the ink, now I buy 3rd party cartridges. I pay $6.00 each for black and $7 each for color at a "Toner / Ink" shop about 1/2 mile from my office.

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