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Sir, I hav canon ip1880 pixma. I have already refilled the black cartridge and is working fine. my question is that can I refill the colour cartridge with black ink in all its three compartments instead of colour inks. thank u. Dr Prasad

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I would not advise doing that. Once you do this you could have unexpected poor print quality.
If you only want to print black documents then I suggest you purchase a laser printer, these printers are not expensive now and the cost to per page is cheaper than inkjet printers and they do not suffer from block inkjet nozzles.

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Using refills and non-canon inks can cause issues with the printer. You can damage the print head and fill up the waste ink tank faster then needed..

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1. Insert your refilled Canon cartridge like normal, close the lid.
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no if ur filling the catridge more times the printer going to damage

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Better not to refill. Better buy a new original Canon cartridge. The reason being that some of the newer printers have sensors which can detect refilled cartridges and will cause more problems later.

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Filling is easy - but messy. I use No 40 cartridges for my pixma ip2200.
For the black cartridge, carefully remove the label. Drill a 2-3mm dia. hole in the depression in the top. With a syringe fill, using about 10ml of black ink. Plug the hole with a suitable bung and away you go!
You will however lose the ink level indication as it is not a genuine cartridge - but that is unreliable anyway.
Don't refill more than a couple of times as the foam inside the case eventually perishes and all the ink runs out.

Whilst the cartridge is out of the printer give the jets a wipe with a wet tissue. This is usually quite effective in removing dried on ink.

You can do the same with 41 colour cartridges but it is a bit more tricky locating the correct place to drill.

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Insert a fine needle through the hole and when the ink sticks to the needle withdraw it and rub on a white cloth and identify the color and mark the holes accordingly.

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1. Unplug the POWER cord.
2. Press & hold the power button.
3. Connect the power cord WHILE holding the power button.
4. Keep on holding the power button for about 30 seconds.
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NOTE: You have to do this every time you turn on your printer. Or you will get the waste pad full error.

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