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Canon pixma ip4600 black ink problem

I am printing only text (mostly on the normal intensity) and the pixma ip4600 is "eating" the larger black ink tank - PGI-520 (which is used for photos as canon says), while the smaller black ink tank (CLI-521) is unused. Now the PGI-520 is empty - and I urgently need to print something - can i print without it and how to "force" the canon to use the CLI-521?

Another question is: how to reset the ink levels without an ink resetter for this model?

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The PGI-220 is the larger ink tank and is filled with standard black ink. The PGI-221 black cartridge is the photo black. There is no way to force the printer to use the photo black cartridge (skinny one) to print documents. The photo black cartridge is only used if you print a photo. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling shop and I can't refill these cartridges yet. There is no way to reset the ink level chip without a resetter and any replacement chips you find on the internet are technically violating patent law.

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