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Do I have to replace the color ink cartrigdes in my epson xp-610 printer

I do not wish to replace the color ink in my printer, but I have replaced the black ink. However, my printer seems to be stuck in a loop that will not let me print until I replace the color cartridges.

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How do I change the ink cartridges?


Do the following:
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
Make sure you have your replacement cartridges handy before you begin. You must install new cartridges immediately after removing the old ones. Caution:

Leave your old cartridges in the printer until you are ready to replace them to prevent the print head nozzles from drying out. Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are vacuum packed to maintain reliability.

  1. Make sure that the CD/DVD tray is not inserted for printing.

  2. Turn on your product.

    • If an ink cartridge is expended, you see a message on the LCD screen. Note which cartridges need to be replaced and press OK . Then select Yes, replace now and press OK .

    • If you are replacing a cartridge before you see a message on the LCD screen, press the left or right arrow buttons, select Setup > OK > Maintenance > OK > Ink Cartridge Replacement > OK . Then press the Do I have to replace the color ink cartrigdes in m - start_black_icon.jpg start button.

  3. Lift up the scanner unit.



    Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise, you may damage your product. Do not touch the flat white cable inside the printer.

  4. Push in the blue tab to unlock the ink cartridge you are replacing. Then lift the bottom of the ink cartridge to remove it.

    Warning: If ink gets on your skin, wash it thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If ink gets into your mouth, spit it out and see a doctor right away. Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.

  5. ReDo I have to replace the color ink cartrigdes in m - ink_recap_xp600_800.jpgdge using the cap that came with it.


    Note: Dispose of used cartridges carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.

  6. If you are replacing the Black (BK) ink cartridge, it is recommended that you shake the new cartridge gently four or five times before unDo I have to replace the color ink cartrigdes in m - ink_shake_xp600_800.jpg need to shake the Photo Black (PBK) cartridge or any of the other color ink cartridges.



    Do I have to replace the color ink cartrigdes in m - ink_package_open_xp600_800.jpgter opening the packages, or ink may leak.

  7. Remove the cartridge from the package.



    Do not touch the areas shownDo I have to replace the color ink cartrigdes in m - ink_cap_remove_store_xp600_800.jpgl operation and printing.

  8. Remove the cap from the cartridge and store it in the bag that came with your product for later use.


    Note: Save the cap so you can recap ink cartridges before storing or disposing of them.


    Do I have to replace the color ink cartrigdes in m - ink_cartridge_insert_xp600_800.jpglabels or seals, or ink will leak.

  9. Insert the ink cartridge head first into the ink cartridge holder. Then press the bottom of the ink cartridge down until it clicks into plaDo I have to replace the color ink cartrigdes in m - ink_cartridge_scanner_unit_lower_xp600.jpgp://" alt="ink_cartridge_insert_xp600_800.jpg" class="h_mi" />

  10. Once you replace all the cartridges that need replacing, close the scanner unit.


    The product starts priming the ink. This takes a few minutes. When you see a completion message on the LCD screen, ink replacement is complete. Note: If you see an error screen telling you an ink cartridge is installed incorrectly, lift up the scanner unit and press the ink cartridge down until it clicks into place. When you\'re finished, close the scanner unit.

If you remove a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot re-install and use the cartridge.


If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, recap the ink cartridge using the cap that came with it to prevent the ink from drying out and to protect the surrounding area from getting smeared by ink. Store the ink cartridge in the same environment as the product. Do not leave the product with the ink cartridges removed for an extended period of time. Otherwise, ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out and you may not be able to print.

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Had the same problem but this worked for me. To force a cartridge change, press and hold down the PAPER FEED button for at least 5 seconds as suggested here:

I then changed the black cartridge, even though I hadn't used much ink from the old cartridge and the computer was showing it as three quarters full.

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