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Scan without ink installed?

I have a hand-me-down PIXMA MG 3222. I only want to use it to scan and save old photos to my laptop. It doesnt have any ink cartridges. Is it possible to scan without cartridges installed? 

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Re: Scan without ink installed?

Greetings.  Not possible.  Printer manufacturers require that ink be installed.  True for consumer printers (Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark) .  Professionsal products might be different.  I have not tried to scan from the 3 image runners we have without ink installed, they might work.  But consumer printers, no.    

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