Hi, I'm Nathan.Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.
If any of the inks are empty, the printer will not allow any functions to operate until it is replace.Even if you only want to scan, it is not permitted until that ink is replaced, you must have all inks, black and color, loaded and in place to use any functions of the machine.
This is a software restriction, as operating the printer with any inks empty prevents it from running its normal maintenance operations and leads to the print nozzles drying out which can damage the printer permanently.
If you need a link to order the proper ink, I can provide that for you.
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