Question about Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a Kodak Easyshare 5500. I have run out of colour ink and when I turn the printer on the following message is displayed: "Color ink cartridge needs replacing. Replace color ink cartridge." The trouble is, that I cannot scan! There is no way to progress beyond this message (that I can find). The printer system ought to allow me to scan with NO ink in the system (as ink can take days to order / arrive, leading to unnecessary days of scanning/faxing downtime). Any ideas how to resolve this? Many thanks! Mark

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When you scan it prints what you scan does it not? So you have no ink, your car doesn't run if it has no gas,so the solution is to stock up on ink if you wish to stay productive . No down time then..OK

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

  • elias1976 Aug 28, 2010

    how can someone terming himself master think that scanning requires printing.
    if there is no solution that the product is designed dishonestly

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