My printer is out of ink. Cant afford to replace the cartridges at this time but would would like to scan. The printer will not let me switch to scan mode. Does a work around exist for this problem with...
Your printer doesn't know what you want to do. All your printer knows is when it is ready and when it isn't ready. Therefore, if it isn't ready for everything, it will do nothing. This feature is there to prevent your disappointment due to lack of ink ... It also cuts down on 'wasted ink' due to out of ink (some color) error. This is for everyone's protection and assures economy of use for the masses. If there is a work around, I am not aware of it ... and if one exists, I would strongly warn against your implementing it into your system. I can't imagine the problems you would experience in the future with such a corrupted driver in your system.
One of the 'drawbacks' to a all-in-one device is exactly what you are in the middle of. There are stand alone scanners available on the market which will allow you to scan regardless of your printer status. Although, bu the time you purchase a stand alone scanner, you could have purchased the ink.
Regarding ink, others may not agree with me. I do not encourage the refilling of or use of any ink other than original manufacturer cartridges. I have never had success with refilled cartridges and even ruined several printers by refilling myself. Yes, they are expensive ... but not that much more that I care to mess around with all the problems that come with a refilled cartridge, including aq ruined printer. I use the genuine cartridges and have found if there is a problem with them, there is no quibble when I return them for credit due to some fault with the cartridge.
Thanks for your visit today. I hope I have helped you with your trouble.
Jan 04, 2011 |
Office Equipment & Supplies