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Epson 1290 - I just want to print in black and white

Annoyingly it keeps saying i need to change the colour cartridge, can I get round this?

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Yes
you can just buy new one black and print

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Unfortunately, Epson printers demand that both black and colour cartridges are OK before the printer will work at all. Now, if you are really sure that you only want to print black, the most cost-effective solution for you is to buy an Epson Chip resetter on E-Bay. This will reset your empty colour cartridge to "full", as far as the printer is concerned. You can then happily continue with your black-only printing.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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    Gerry Millward Feb 01, 2009

    Hey - I should add that chip resetters cost about the same as a set of cartridges!

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