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The printed stopped printing black

But it does not mentioned anything about empty cartridge ... I have tried to use two other ones but neither one of them works.

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I have some documents to print for my business, however one of the "colour" cartridges is empty and the printer refuses to print anything. I don't want colour printing, I only require black and...


It probably isn't even empty, it's just that the time is up on the cartridge.
Some of the printer companies are doing that, just to make more money. They sell the printers cheap then force you to buy their cartridges and stop printing long before the cartridge is actually empty.
Unfortunately, no; you can't force it.

Feb 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I changed the black cartridge and the printer won't start copying when I try. The color cartridge is empty. Is that why?


Yes that is probably the reason that it will not print.

Both cartridges have to be installed with a good amount of ink supply in both of them in order to be able to print.

Your color cartridge has to be full in order to print anything - even when your only trying to print black text and your black cartridge is full.

Both cartridges have to remain installed too. You can't remove one and try printing. The sensor will know it.

Hope this helps?

Nov 06, 2010 | HP Officejet 5610 All-In-One InkJet...

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I replaced an ink cartridge because the printer stopped working and showed a message that the old cartridge is empty. However after putting the new one in but the printer still refuses to work and shows...


maybe the cartridge is wrong, release it and clean the electrical contacts, put them again one by one, if notting happen, try this
Solution As the printer operates, it moves ink from the ink cartridges into a printhead reservoir. The printer does not deliver a message when an ink cartridge goes empty, because it still has ink in the reservoir. The printer continues printing until the ink level in the reservoir falls to a first trigger point - then a message appears advising the printer owner to Replace Cartridges Soon . At this point, other cartridges that are empty but have not reached the trigger point are also mentioned in the message, to save trips to the retailer. After the first trigger point, the printer can continue printing until ink levels in the reservoir reach a second trigger point. At the second trigger point there is only enough ink left to perform vital servicing tasks, and a new message appears, saying Ink Cartridges Empty . The options offered depend on the usable inks remaining. If no options are offered, the cartridges indicated must be replaced before printing can continue. The Ink Cartridges Empty options are described in the table below: Ink colors out Option Print mode possible All Cancel None Black

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Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow (any or all) Black only Continue with other colors Cyan/Magenta/Yellow mode (composite black)

Text and photo quality will differ from those printed when all colors are available Light Cyan or Light Magenta (either or both) Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow (any or all)

(Black still available) Print with black ink only Grayscale

Apr 07, 2010 | HP Photosmart 3210 Printer

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I have a brother MFC-490CW and replaced the black ink, and my color ink has run out. It will not let me print as it says ink is low, so it won't even let me use the black? How do I print with only using...


By design, Brother printers stop all printing when one of the cartridges is empty. This is done to avoid cleaning cycles sucking air into the system, which could possibly damage the printhead.

Even if you print in black only by changing the print settings to "Mono" or "Grayscale" to avoid printing in color, cleaning cycles would still **** air from the empty color cartridge because they are programmed to clean ALL the ink nozzles. The only way to continue printing is to replace the empty ink cartridge(s).

After replacing the empty color cartridge, you could print in "Mono" or "Grayscale" to make better use of just the black ink.

Jan 21, 2010 | Brother MultiFunction Center MFC-440CN...

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Kodak 5100 Needs Both Cartridges To Print?


Unfortunately, you cannot used the printer if one of the ink cartridge is empty., compare to the other printers you can print a black text or gray scale if the color is empty or one of the cartridge is empty.

All kodak printers work the same both cartridges should have ink on ink before you can use It.

Nov 04, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Printer will not print


Most printers will not allow you to print anything if any of the cartridges are empty.

The only thing you can try is to change your print settings to black and white only.

If this doesnt work, you must replace the empty cartridges.

If you want any more specific information, I would need to know the model number of the printer.

If I have helped you, please rate me as so. Thank You.

Aug 06, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Brpther DCP 330c does not recognise new black ink cartridge


Usually there is more than one cartridge empty when you receive this kind of problem. Try opening the top cover and check if the display changes - it should change to specify one (or more) of the color cartridges as empty. That one(s) should be changed too.

Jun 03, 2009 | Brother DCP-330C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a Lexmark x1100 Series printer and cannot print anything now. This printer has been working but it stopped printing. Do not have the CD.


Need more info. Any error messages? Did it just stop pumping ink on paper. Are you trying to print black text or color picture? If no error, your cartridges may be empty. If black text does not work, try color picture. Usually one cartridge goes empty and the other still has ink. If color pic prints replace black cartridge. If neither black or color prints at all, it may be a toasted printhead

If you need to reinstall the software, uninstall it, then go to lexmark.com and get new drivers from their site. RESTART COMPUTER! Reinstall from the downloaded file.

If all the above fail to make it work, it is hosed, shop for new printer.

Dec 09, 2008 | Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies

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My Hp LaserJet 2600n stop black stop printig


the problem is cyan and yellow toner are low, u will change the cyan and yellow it will be cleared otherwise the will be empty u can't print any thing suppose one will empty other cartridge will not work

Aug 26, 2008 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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