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#1 LI-NY Tech

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:26 PM

I use a Brother printer in my office for those rare times I actually need to print something.  Brother has this devious scheme to get you to purchase ink on a regular basis, the printer won't let you print, even in black only, if the color cartridges are low on ink.  So, I needed to print something this morning.  Black is full, magenta is empty.  No time to go buy ink.  I found a solution.

 

They must use an optical sensor to determine ink level in the cartridge, each cartridge has a clear section that would be blocked by ink if full.  So, I taped over it and voila, printer thinks magenta is full and I can print in black again.

 

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#2 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 03:34 PM

See, that's why corporations and their lackeys want to elminate the arts from education since they foster thinking out the box. All they want you to learn, is how to screw a nut on a bolt. This way you can help them. But people like you, who think out the box, are always finding ways to attack corporate profits ie their bottom line. Shame on you!

btw, you got any more tips? lol

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#3 Spannerwrench

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 03:44 PM

That's a great tip, I very rarely print anything in color, yet the color ink disappears the fastest (at least on my HP Envy), it's great to know I can bypass if needed when I don't have time to go get ink.


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