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Can't scan when of Ink! What is the small black cartridge for?

I cant use the other functions on the MP610 when the large black ink cartridge is empty. I want to scan a document but i'm unable to. Is this the design of the machine or is there something i can do to get it working. I want to know what the Small black cartridge is for aswell because it seems to useless in my mind!

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  • ikhwan Mar 05, 2009

    i used canon mp610.i want to scanning a document but after i check the ink manually, the scanner doesnt work anymore cause of the yellow ink running out but the scangear window show the message that the printer maintenance in progress..i dont understand what really happen to my scanner..what can i do to makeit ok again??

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You must have ink installed to scan.

Small cartridge is a print head.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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