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Won't print with only 1 cartridge empty

I have only 1 color ink cartridge that is empty, but the other 3 - including black - are still full or at least 1/2 full. I want to print just a black-and-white document, but it won't print because the one is empty. If I only want to print a black-and-white document and the black is still full, why won't it let me? I'm not using the color. How can I print it without having to replace the empty color cartridge? I can't afford it right now. Please help!!

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Sorry you can print unless all your cartridge are having some ink

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: won`t recognize new ink cartridges

Hi there
There are only a few steps you need to do to reset a Brother printer ink cartridge and once you do it, you will be up and printing in no time. There are actually two things that a Brother printer uses to detect ink and you can manipulate one or the other.
Instructions
Things You'll Need: · Black electrical tape, masking tape or duct tape
1. Step 1
Identify the printer If your printer uses memory, you can tell which printer you have by looking at where the cartridge goes in, if you see two "eyes" and a part of the cartridge goes in between them, follow Step 3. Otherwise, continue with Step 2.
2. Step 2
Clear the memory by taking the cartridge out and unplugging the unit for 30 seconds. Then, plug it back in and put back in the cartridge. You may need to do this five times, as the memory holds the last five cartridges.
3. Step 3
If the Brother printer has "eyes" where the cartridge goes, you will need to block in between them with a piece of tape so that it thinks the cartridge is always full. Simply put a piece of tape on the piece of the cartridge that goes in between the eyes to block the path of the infrared beam

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SOURCE: printer won't use the black ink cartridge.

when you print black document the printer should only withdraw black ink,or you have go back to computer to tellthem print black and white, How? when you click print the screen will show out printer setting box ,you can find the option over there.

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SOURCE: PIXMA iP6220D doesn't use/recognize CL-51 cartridge

Take the photo ink out.

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SOURCE: My color ink cartridge needs

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SOURCE: The printer won't print.

You can only use the black ink cartridge without the color ink. But no need to replace them in your printer.
When you print just choose black and white for the printed text must be black not colored. But if you still received such notification...just try to replace the color ink cartridge to continue printing
Note: As per my experience. printer with exclusive black ink alone will damage the printer easily due to unbalance printing of ink

Posted on Sep 20, 2011

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