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Color ink I know it says I cannot use it without the color, but is there anyway I can bypass this? I am very sick and have no way to get out and get the color ink and need to print some black and white documents. If not I understand, but it drives me crazy knowing it does not have this feature (to use with black ink only) Thank you, Sick @ Home :)

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Try turning off bi-directional support in your printer preferences

Start->Control Panel-> Pritners -> (Right click printer)->Preferences-> Ports

uncheck "Enable bi-directional support"

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