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I have the canon mx850 printer, and it has run out of black ink in one of the cartridges. The image that comes on screen shows that there is another full black ink cartridge. Will the printer automatically switch to that cartridge when the first is empty? Also, how do I change the cartridge? I can't seem to find where it goes.

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  • trex10474 Feb 06, 2009

    I have the same problem except that the monochrome black ink never gets used it has been full and the "color" black ink has been used every time (I've had to replace it twice now). Is there a setting that I can use to switch to using the monochrome for all black and white prints?

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It will not switch over. Two seperate black cartridges are needed. One for color and one is used for monochrome. Lift the front of the unit under the LCD panel with the unit powered on, wait five seconds the cradle will slide over, gently press the tab at the top of the cartridge and lift up and out. Do not use the grey lever to the right as it is used for print head cartridge replacement only

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