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I have a brother fax machine model 2480c, just want to know for the ink catridge, do i need full ink in the entire 4 catridge in order for the printer to work OR i can just have say the black colour catridge with full ink & the other colours' catridge with empty ink, & the printer still works?

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2010

    i have already put in a new balck catridge, but there's still message on the machines saying catridge is empty... so, does it mean that i have to put in new catridge for ALL other 3 colours?
    plus if i only use black ink to print, when it runs out, of course i'll buy another new black catridge, but do i have to buy the other three colour catridges EVERY time? it's kind of wasting money... thanks



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1) The Brother printer is structured in such a way that it will stop all the printing operations if any one of the ink cartridges are empty.

2) If the printer continues printing inspite of having anyone empty cartridge then the cleaning cycles would suck air from the empty cartridge.

3) This would damage the print head.
However, the black and white print mode can operate exceptionally well when the cartridges are empty.

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