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Can't scan without ink?!
« on: Monday 18 July 11 19:48 BST (UK) »
Hello

Can anybody help me out with my  printer please before it is thrown out of the window?  ::)
It is a Canon PIXMA MP140

It won't scan because it has no colour ink cartridge... it has a black ink cartridge but apparently that wont do  ::)
I don't want to print ( at the minute anyway, not that I can now, I've tried as it refuses! )  :'(

I can't even press any buttons on the printer/scanner to fix it as it stuck on flashing E 5 at me  :'(

Do I really have to go out and buy a 20 quid cartridge or is there another way around it?

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Re: Can't scan without ink?!
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 July 11 21:24 BST (UK) »
My Epson did exactly the same!
Thankfully my ink carts are cheaper.
 Brian
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Re: Can't scan without ink?!
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 July 11 21:33 BST (UK) »
It's annoying isn't it? It doesn't even make any sense for it not to scan?! ... Wanna swap printers/scanners?  ;D

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Re: Can't scan without ink?!
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 July 11 21:36 BST (UK) »
I take it the 20 quid is for an original?
What about supermarket price.
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Re: Can't scan without ink?!
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 July 11 21:43 BST (UK) »
17 in Tescos  :-\ That's the only supermarket we have near us  :-\

Still, 3 pound off is alright I 'spose  ;D
I just don't fancy paying it to scan one photograph  ::) :D

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Re: Can't scan without ink?!
« Reply #5 on: Monday 18 July 11 21:49 BST (UK) »
Depending on the urgency, find a friend with scanner.
Look at other suppliers of inks, usually cheaper online/ multiple carts.
 Brian
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Re: Can't scan without ink?!
« Reply #6 on: Monday 18 July 11 21:53 BST (UK) »
Sell scanner, switch to it's rival  ;D

Ohh, thank you, I never thought to look online for one, what a doughnut  ::)  ;D ;D

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Re: Can't scan without ink?!
« Reply #7 on: Monday 18 July 11 22:09 BST (UK) »
Argos,Staples are but 2 large suppliers.
W H Smith, Tesco, Aldi, Wm Morrison, ASDA, PC World etc
That is before you start to look online.
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Re: Can't scan without ink?!
« Reply #8 on: Monday 18 July 11 22:15 BST (UK) »
Thank you Brian  ;D

I'll check them all out and compare prices  ;D ;D