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How do I disable color printing on my Brother fax so I can stop using color cartridges?

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You can't disable color printing, but you can put a piece of black electrical tape over the window on the color cartridges so that the machine thinks they are full. Once they dry up you won't be able to print in color again.

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Sadly in a word, 'No'.

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Your Brother machine is designed to stop ALL printing operations
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The only way to continue printing is to replace the empty ink cartridge or cartridges.

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When ever in receives a fax it will use some color when printing a fax, particularly Cyan.

If you only wish to print or receive faxes in black there is now a version of Brother fax that only uses black ink and has no color inks. However it may not be available in your region. If you try and cheat the system you will only kill your print head.

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