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HI, IS THEIR AN OVER RIDE FUNCTION IF ONE OF MY BLACK INK CARTRIDGES IS EMPTY THAT WILL ALLOW ME TO STILL PRINT UNTIL I GET A REPLACEMENT CARTRIDGE.

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On some printer if there is more than one color and one cartrige is empty you can push a little green button with a check mark on it.or ok button.you just won't be able to print any thing that uses that color..example==if you try to print a document and it says that a color is empty push the okay button on the printer.if you got anymore qeustions email me at gamecrazy944@yahoo.com

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