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Printer cartrige question

Do I have to reinstall color ink cartriges as well if all i want is to print Black?

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  • susiegaydos Jan 12, 2008

    My printer is a brother DCP-120C. THANKS!



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Most hp printers print a alignment page when one of the cartridges is changed. If the other cartridge is empty, alignment fails, and printer will not work...
However for most printers is possible a procedure for bypassing a
alignment... if you tell me which printer you have !

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

  • evongo Dec 03, 2010

    how do i perform a a bypassing alignment with 5600 series



I have a HP 7410 Officejet Multifunction

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my hp psc 2210 after putting in new cartridge keeps saying press enter to align cartridge. it keeps repeating the same reading.

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SOURCE: Printing with only the Black ink cartrige.

Yes. The printer won't operate without both cartridges installed, even if one is empty.

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