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U041 Error - Cyan ink out - why can't I print in black?

I've had this printer/fax/scanner/copier for over a year, yet I don't think I've ever printed anything in color. Regardless, the Cyan cartridge is now dry (probably evaporated), and I'm getting a U041 error.

The problem is that I seem to be dead in the water from doing anything now. Shouldn't I be able to copy or print in just B&W somehow? For any button I push, I just get that quick tripple-beep, basically telling me to go pound salt until I replace the ink.

Can't I over-ride this error somehow?

Thanks,
Brad

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  • DPDISXR4Ti Mar 11, 2009

    Thanks for the response ...even if it's not the one I wanted to hear! :(



    Any idea if I can do non-print type functions that don't involve any keypad input - such as scanning?



    Thanks again...

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010



    No override. The software is written to stop all printing unless all ink is available. True with all inkjet printers.
    Sorry.

  • pakogalan
    pakogalan Nov 11, 2012

    press reset 5 secs and ok button

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I believe that you may still be able to scan and save to the computer. You will just have to try it.

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