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The last two ink cartridges I have bought have run out of ink super fast. could this be a problem with the printer or ink cartridges

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Unless you are printing a lot of ink on each page, and several pages, or the pages are coming out of the printer with a "wet" feel, you are getting some poorly manufactured cartridges and you need to find another supplier.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

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SOURCE: Using far too much ink

This came from brothers website:

The Yellow ink cartridge yield is up to 300 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.
The Magenta ink cartridge yield is up to 300 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.
The Cyan ink cartridge yield is up to 300 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.
The Black ink cartridge yield is up to 350 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.

so it appears that what you are experiencing is not normal and you may have a leaking printer.

There is one thing you can check though, everytime you print, make sure that you are not printing at the highest quality option selectable as this almost certainly will fire out more ink than regular printing... choose a middle quality option or even draft option if you will be printing regular text.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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SOURCE: PRINTING WITH BLACK INK CARTRIDGE ONLY; COLORED CARTRIDGE IS EMPTY.

Apparently, if you hold the "resume button" (the one next to the power button) for about five seconds after you get the message saying to replace the color ink cartridge the machine starts printing. I did this after I went to "maintenance" under "preferences" and changed ink to "black only." At first that alone did not work, but after trying the resume button for 5 secs it worked okay.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Epson Dx5050 blocks any printing once it has

Unfortunately you cannot override this behaviour without installing a valid cartridge in the printer.

Epson printers do not have this sort of functionality as it would leave the printhead open to damage and foam clogging.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: black ink cartridge is leaking and black line is running down back of page

YOU CAN TRY PULLING THE CARTRIDGE OUT AND WITH A CLEAN , VERY SOFT CLOTH , CLEAN THE HEAD GENTLY ....SOME CARTRIDGES ARE JUST FAULTY ....HAVE YOU TRIED RETURNING IT OR GOING TO CANON SITE AND TROUBLESHOOTING ?

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There should be ink resetter in your your printer. Just reset it and it will detect the ink cartridge.

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HP Inkjet printers work only if both the cartridges have ink unlike HP Laserjet printers.
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Start --->Control panel -- >Printers and faxes ---->Right click on the printer icon (HP c5100) select printing preferences.
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