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Ink Empty Management

The machine is screaming that each toner in turn wants changing - however we do not use the colours at all - they do not appear empty when I take them out and look at them
I need to override and just use black. Can the colour print facility be switched off?
Switching off and on, taking the toners out, tapping and putting them back does not work. Last time we spent a fortune changing to new ones when they are not used
aggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

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    ChewyTheDog Oct 20, 2008

    It's horrible. We NEVER use the color inks yet they seem to keep draining out and then the machine refuses to print ANYTHING at all until you change the specific color cart.



    I'm thinking of dumping this for a black only fax machine.

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No, it's the nature of the beast. All carts must have a certain level of ink.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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  1. Reinstall the ink cartridge and lift each lock release lever and push it until it clicks, and then close the ink cartridge cover.
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