It's late and you have to print out some reports to take with you to a meeting. Your printer runs out of one colour of ink and holds your whole job hostage until you can put in a new cartridge. You have none and the ink cartridge store doesn't open until tomorrow morning. All you need is the black or that last little bit of colour left in the “empty cartridge”. What to do?
Note: These instructions are for a Brother multi function printer. Print quality will degrade as ink cartridges really do become empty.
Step 1: Items You Will Need
- Thin electrical tape or thin opaque tape.
(Don't use old tape where the adhesive has become gummy)
Step 2: Cartridge Compartment
Locate the ink cartridge compartment and open the cover according to the instructions in your printer manual.
Step 4: Examine the Cartridge
Locate the clear plastic panel that shows how much ink is in the cartridge.
Step 7: Finishing the Tape
Wrap the remaining tape around the side of the cartridge and make sure there are no corners or edges sticking out.