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Brother Multifunction center, receiving documents, but not printing, being told that color inks are low, do not use color ink never had, original from purchase, I only print in black and white, what can I do?

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If it show low or near empty it still print.
If it show empty it not print.
You can use black tape cover at ink catrige on position of sensor.
Many people do like that it work.

If not work send it to service center. it hardward problem.

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