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Out of a few colors

I've got the mfc 440cn and i've run out of yellow and magenta. that's ok but now i can't print anything at all. Is there any i can change the settings to fix this?

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Re: Out of a few colors

No. the ph needs all colors to run without problems. This prefent the ph from drying out.

If you want to print without any problems in future, replace the carts as soon as possible.

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