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Registered: ‎09-18-2019

Scan without Ink Cartridges

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Hi there,

 

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!

Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,088
Registered: ‎11-19-2017

Re: Scan without Ink Cartridges

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.

Rick
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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-18-2019

Re: Scan without Ink Cartridges

That's a bummer. I just went ahead and bought a new printer because that was hilariously enough, cheaper than buying new ink.

 

Thank you for your help!

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