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Pixma MP610 - fab machine - only problem is that the large of the black cartridges empties - never uses the smaller one (No 5) why? It refuses to print if the No 8 is empty. What do I need to do please?

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The large of the black cartridge (5) is for ordinary paper in printing menu of computer. Selecting photo paper uses only the small black cartridge (8) and the color cartridges are used to make black even for gray black printing. Choosing ordinary paper, you can print in black 10 even 20 times with the large black cartridge (5) (by refilling and quoted as empty) . You simply need to press a long time the hold button, as explained in the manual on the printer CD, to continue to print with an empty cartridge. (at least in Europe)
The color cartridges are slightly used even when printing only in black and become empty, even if you never use the colors!

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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