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Canon Pixma ip4300 won't print

I just bought a Canon Pixma ip4300 and tried to print (bought it slightly used) It says that one cartridge (magenta) is empty and needs to be replaced. My question is, do i have to change the empty cartridge to be able to print even in black and white? thanks!

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