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I desperately need to perform a scan, but cannot

I desperately need to perform a scan, but it will not let me continue without replacing the ink cartriges, it is now midnight, what can I do?

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There is a sensor in the printer that checks ink levels. The sensor uses a beam of light to do so; if the light bounces back, the machine assumes there is ink in the cart and continues to operate. If the light is not bounced back, the machine assumes that the cart is empty and starts beeping and won't allow any other functions until cartridge is replaced.

Take a piece of black electrician's tape and placed it on the cartridge’s spine. The sensor will assume the cartridge has plenty of ink and will function.

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This error occurs when printer fails detecting ink level or printer assume that no ink in the cartridge. We cannot use print, copy,scan, and fax function before the problem fixed. It's recommended for you to replace ink cartridge. To continue using the printer without replacing the cartridge we must deactivate ink level detection function. Be aware that printing in this condition can damage the printer while sending fax or scan is not problem.

This error occurs when printer fails detecting ink level or printer assume that no ink in the cartridge. We cannot use print, copy,scan, and fax function before the problem fixed. It's recommended for you to replace ink cartridge. To continue using the printer without replacing the cartridge we must deactivate ink level detection function. Be aware that printing in this condition can damage the printer while sending fax or scan is not problem.

Original source: http://ij-forum.blogspot.com/2008/12/error-message-check-ink-u162u163.html#ixzz2Cpr4Be1K

This error occurs when printer fails detecting ink level or printer assume that no ink in the cartridge. We cannot use print, copy,scan, and fax function before the problem fixed. It's recommended for you to replace ink cartridge. To continue using the printer without replacing the cartridge we must deactivate ink level detection function. Be aware that printing in this condition can damage the printer while sending fax or scan is not problem.

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