I am out of black ink and want to change over to color on my canon printer. I cannot change to color which is full. I need step by step to change over so I can print in color until we get to the store next week. thank you ,elizabeth
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The main problem of canon printers nowadays is that it has lifespan when the waste counters of the printers become full you can no t print anymore.
To fix this problem all you need is intravenous fluid hose,phillips screw driver, drill,empty container and a lot of guts
first things first is open your canon printer using the screw driver after opening you'll find a hose where the printer cartridge sits this hose has a black stripe on it and goes directly to a catching pad which is commonly know as waste pads. pull out the hose from the waste pad and connect the intravenous fluid hose after you've done it secure it with a glue stick, glue gun or anything. Now drill a hole on the back side of the printer cover the hole must be of the same size of the intravenous fluid hose. assuminbg that you have already done this.insert the hose to the hole you've made and cover back your printer. now find a container for your waste ink. then you are done
to recycle the ink that you've collected on your catching basin just filter the ink out with a cloth and refill the waste ink as black. i've been doing these for a long time already and saved alot of ink for my black cartridge. hope this helps
Even though the interface says the cartridge is full, if the printer detects it being empty, odds are you will have to replace the color cartridge, even though you are only printing black.
You can try taking the cartridge out and cleaning the contacts with a pencil eraser and reseat the color cartridge. If no change, replace the cartridge.
Epson uses the black cartridge mostly, but also adds color to the black printing in order to keep the color inks from drying in the print jets on the printhead.
They also make lots of money that way...
This is the only information I could find. Didn't your printer come
with a black and color ink cartridge? If it did, all you need to do is
take the ink cartridge out and write down the numbers written on the
cartridge. The only ink cartridge I could positively confirm was the
#24 color ink cartridge. The Lexmark website does not list any black
ink cartridges for this model. This information was obtained from
Lexmark - 24 Ink Cartridge - Color
Compatible with Lexmark Z1400 series, X3500 series and X4500 series printers;
Lexmark - 23 Ink Cartridge - Black
Compatible with Z1400 series, X3500 series and X4500 series printers;
Unfortuantely , to solve the issue , sadly, yes you will have to replace the empty cartridge to continue to use the printer in a normal fashion. Its a sneaky and dirty trick many printer manufactuers do to make more money off of the customer through the purchase of printer ink.
heres a link to the Canon support page for your model....it's advertised as a color printer, so your answer should be there... http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=230&modelid=6620