09-18-2019 02:22 AM - edited 09-18-2019 02:26 AM
I have a Canon PIXMA MG2522. I only use this printer for scanning purposes. Unfortunately, error code 1485 prevents me from using the scanner entirely. My question is this: can I continue to use this printer without replacing the ink cartridge? I'd prefer not to invest in ink that I won't be using.
I should clarify that the alarm and black ink lamps are flashing five times.
Any other recommendations?
Thank you for your help!
09-18-2019 10:05 AM
Consumer printers are not designed to function without inks installed. This is part of the "game. You buy the printer, you buy the ink.
If you want dedicated scanning without printing, buy a document scanner. These don't print or require ink.
I have a Canon DR-C225II, works great.