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Can I operate my HP v40xi without a color cartridge?

I need to know if there is a way to make my printer (v40xi) work with only a black cartridge installed and the other (tri-color) slot empty. I have the printing preferences set to black & white but can't get the printer to get past the error message stating that there is no color cartridge installed.

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Hi,
I would like to inform you that there is no way to print with black cartridge alone. You need to install two cartridges to wok the printer. So I recommend you to install color cartridge and change the settings to print in black only.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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