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Refilled my black ink but my color ink is empty so it wont print

I refilled my black ink but my color ink is empty so it wont print

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Apparently I just had the same problem and I managed to fix it! Click on the OK button on the printer to ignore the low ink level error, then you'll be able to print and scan.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012

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    you are a GENIUS! worked like a charm! thank you for sharing!

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Put everything that you are trying to print.
If you have another black ink cartridge then put that in the color slot.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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When printing in BLACK, a small amount of the COLOUR ink also is used.
This "trick" prevents the COLOUR ink-jets from clogging, due to not being used.

So, you need to have a "good" COLOUR ink-cartridge.

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Not certain on that model of Brother but on mine I was able to get it to print by changing the settings in "Print Setup" If you change these so that it can only print in black and whiye, it won't look for the colour cartridge, like mine didn't

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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