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Bypassing printer warning that stops my printer

I print mostly using black only. I use the color ink when printing out my photos, which is usually months in between printings. The ink cartridges seem to either dry out or evaporate.

I have two issues.

1. Can I bypass the warning that stops my printer if the color ink cartridge needs to be replaced? Can I print w/ black only and add the color cartridge as needed?

2. If not, what can I doo to slow down the evaporation/drying-out of ink?

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This one is one of my favourite hate printers... but, no you cannot disabel this function easy, you can "fool" this printer by following that procedure:

1. switch off your printer, wait few sec, switch it on
2. on your computer go to "start"
3. select "control panel"
4. select "printer and faxes"
5. right click on your "kodak easyshare 5300"
6. select "properties"
7. click on tab "services"
8. select "service this device"
9. click on tab "estimated ink level" - it shows estimated ink level after restart

you can use refill (very easy to do by yourself and about 1/3 cost of original replacements). and yes, you are right, cartridges do tend to dry out. i would suggest printing at least one page per week to prevent dry out of the cartridge.

as this particular printer will not work without both cartridges present. i would suggest to insert one empty cartrdge in colour slot and keep it there. on full cartridge use any sticky tape to prevent nozzle from drying, cover breather hole on the top of cartridge as well. when you need to print, remove tape from breathing hole first and then from the nozzle. this way you will prevent or at least slow down your cartridge evaporation ratio.

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