How can I print in black with a Canon MP470 when the color cartridge is empty?

alex June 5, 2011

I bought a new black ink cartridge. However, my colour has run out and I want to print in black. So I set my printer to print in black, but it still comes up with the error that I need to change my colour cartridge.

My printer is Canon MP470.

  1. Smayonak
    June 5, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Have you tried doing a hard reset of the printer? You hold the reset or stop/reset button until the printer reboots - this should bypass the error code. Most printers use the same bypass for "color out" errors, usually it's a difference of which button to hold down.

    The process was slightly different for my printer, but it follows the same principles.

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    • Atumaa
      June 5, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      thank youuu!!!!! it worked 

      • Tina
        June 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

        Thanks for the feedback, Atumaa! :)