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I am having problems trying to print with my HP C6180 Printer and it keeps saying replace the following ink cartridges. I have replaced the black cartridge, but not the others, as I do not want to print in colour. Is there any way I can get the printer to print in black and white? At present it won't allow me to print anything. p.s I have tried the reboot, pulling the plug out and holding down the hash and 6 buttons, then plugging back in, for a system reboot, but this has not worked either.

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Hello.
Unfortunately there is no way around this. It is a feature of the printer to stop any air reaching the tubes to the print head from the cartridge, plus a way of making you buy more ink!
If quality is not an issue search on E-bay or a computer fair/market for some cheap compatible cartridges. I have seen them from $10-$20 each
I hope this helps Regards
GM

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