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How to continue printing is one color runs out?

Hello,
So my magenta colour is out of ink, but I would like to print a doccument in just black and white. The printer won't let me. It's **** on the "cannot print" screen. Replace the following empty ink cartriges to resume printing.
Is there anyway whatsoever to override this? I just want the black and white.
Thanks.

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  • christen007 Oct 31, 2008

    I'm getting the the 'ink expiration near' error message, and the %$#@ing printer will not let me do...anything!! It hasn't even expired yet and I have a paper due tomorrow. I keep reading reviews about how 'great' this printer is but I've had nothing but problems with it from day one...I'm sorry but this thing's a piece of crap.

  • fegleyb Dec 16, 2008

    same problem.... exactly. even the same color out. just want black but it won't work without the bleepin' magenta. what a disaster in an "i need to print" crisis.

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Seriously...I've read all these reviews saying how the c5180 is so great, but I've had nothing but problems with it from day one, and have shelled out so much money fixing it.  Now I'm getting an 'ink expiration near' error, which is completely preventing me from doing anything.  I have a paper due tomorrow, and apparently I can't print it out now, a %$#@ing black and white document...bc MAGENTA is almost expired.  Can someone please tell me a way to override this so I can print my paper? >.>

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As far as I know, no. You have to have ink in all the cartridges to print

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