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Can't Print with black ink because all color ink are empty.

I am using Epson Cx5500 and all the color ink are empty and I still have full black ink, but I can't print at all it says replace the color ink and don't let me print eventhough i have full black ink, help me please...

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Yes you need to install all cartridge before printing any page ...I have also this model...but u need to install all 4 cartdge. before printing any page wheather color or blacknwhite..

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Hi

In case you have removed the empty colour cartridge from the printer put it back it will allow you to print. If the empty cartridge is still there and its not allowing you to print in black ink then you need a new colour cartridge .

Please contact for any further clarification.

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Rylee

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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