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Replace color cartridge error

My kodak printer display screen tells me to replace the color cartridge, but i only need to print black and i dont have time to buy a new color cartridge. what can i do to override the error message?

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Okay kodak and there fine evidence for Quality will not prvide any overides for you because it viods there warranties on the unit, Thus if i provide a override I am breaking the same Terms of service you agreed to when you signed up. all I can say is search on the internet for the overide buttons : * X I even went that far to have to plead the 5th that i told you that much. Its all in the firmware hint , hint. Where, when , why and how I cannot say.


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