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I have a new black ink cartridge but my printer wont print because the color ink is empty is there a way to get it to print without refilling the colored ink since i only need black???

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(with regard to the SX200 series in particular)
see
https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=A9mSs2g8xzJVZaoAnGJLBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTByam1ucWFtBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDNwRjb2xvA2lyMgR2dGlkAw--?qid=20101221123853AAwzTvq
Particularly it says
" I just checked the Epson website for this printer. The documentation says:
"You cannot continue printing with one ink cartridge expended, even if the other cartridges still contain ink. Before printing, replace the expended cartridge." "

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When printing in BLACK, a small amount of the COLOUR ink also is used.
This "trick" prevents the COLOUR ink-jets from clogging, due to not being used.

So, you need to have a "good" COLOUR ink-cartridge.

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