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Nagging low ink message IP4000

I no longer need color prints but want to just use for black document printing but each time i print i get the msg about low color ink carts would like to disable this nagging window..
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Put in a set of new color cartridges and then make sure in the printer settings it is set to Black & White printing only.

Hope this helps

Thanks for reading!

Posted on May 02, 2008

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