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Student
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Member Since: ‎06-06-2010
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Error Message "Printing In Ink Backup Mode"

While downloading the latest software for my Deskjet D1400 printer, I got the error message "printing in ink backup mode; cartridge on right not available for printing". ( I purposely left the black and white cartridge out because I just wanted to use what I had on hand (color) without having to go out and buy a black & white.)  But this error message basically locked up my computer and I could not get it to go away.  I finally had to just press the power button and turn my unit off because I couldn't even get restart to work.  Is there any way to prevent this message from popping up and can't I use my printer with just one cartridge in it at the time?  Thanks very much. 

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Member Since: ‎11-17-2008
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Re: Error Message "Printing In Ink Backup Mode"

The message should be informational, pressing OK should allow printing to continue.  The printer is designed to automatically use backup mode if one of the cartridges is missing.

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