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I had a Epson printer that would not print or even allow me to use the scanner because the colored ink was out. Even though I had full black ink, it still would not let me print until i replaced the colored ink.
No unfortunately the printer will not print unless all cartridges are present and have an adequate supply of ink inside them. Even if your only printing black and the black cartridge is there and full, it will still need the color cartridge ot be present and partically full of ink in order to print.
There is a chip on your cartridge that communicates with the printer to estimate how much ink is left in the cartridge. When the chip thinks the cartridge is empty it will refuse to print any more pages no matter how much ink is left in the cartridge. These cartridges are only estimated to print "up to 840 4" x 6" photos, or 80 13" x 19" photos." If it showed half full yesterday and then you put through a large print job it is very likely the cartridge is empty. In any case once the chip thinks it's empty the cartridge needs to be replaced.
Yes those printheads do go bad, they burn out just like a light bulb. If you emptied cartridges then the purge/cleaning assembly is working properly, and the only other option is the expensive printhead.
The print head is out..I spoke with Indiana business solutions on the phone today and they are certified brother repair techs. They said if one or more of the cartridges are showing empty or missing and they are present and full that means the print head is out..Mine was doing the same thing only with the black cartridge. Tech says scrap the printer and buy another one..Cheaper to replace than to repair. OH a sad day..I love my printer.
Remove the color cartridges. On one end you can see the opaque ink tank inside the main cart. housing. Cut a piece of black electrical tape to fit around the three sides visible of the ink tank. Make sure the tape fits inside the housing and adheres to the tank itself. This makes the printer think your ink is always full but you can always tell when you need to refill/replace the ink(right?). Good Luck!
you cannot use the printer by just keeping only 1 cartridge in the printer.as both the cartridges should be present in the printer then let the colour cartridge is empty what the problem is.you can print the black printouts with empty colour cartridge in the printer, but both the cartridges should be in the printer.and if still you get the message as colour cartridge is empty please replace the colour cartridge.the simple option is yopu can get the same cartridge refilled.as the cost of refilling is 10 times less then the new cartridge.
No, the Epson Stylus C43SX design requires that both cartridges are present and working i.e. not empty. If you wish to always print from one cartridge e.g. black, you can refill the empty color cartridge with distilled water and reset it to full. For this you will need a chip resetter (very cheap - see e-bay for example). Do not run with a dry reset cartridge - you'll end up with a damaged print head.