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Scanning I want to know that if the cartridges are empty, and Error code 5, is there a way that I can still use the scanner? I have tried to scan, but to no avail. thanks! Charles scanner not working but no any error appear

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I don't think it'll be able to function given it has any error u need to get rid of the error message first sorry.

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