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These printer MIX so that way there is a balance at the final phase. You have to purchase a magenta cartridge to get this working again. Bypassing this will make tis printer suffer and long term damage can cause a economical issue on your end in the long run.
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You will also find sellers of magenta cartridges (and the others of course) on E-Bay UK who ship worldwide.

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