My wife had a Lexmark 900 printer, fax & scanner and she hated it and bought a new Epson, which she loves for ease of operation and color quality. Anyway, so I got the old Lexmark for my occasional B&W printing. The 900 has 4 ink cartridges but all I print is B&W, so it didn't matter to me that the 3 color ones were low and I just ignored the warnings. Today, it won't print B&W even though it is almost a full cartridge, unless I buy 3 new color cartridges at $23 ea!!! Bast*rds! Googled around and there is no fix to get around this. Just bought a HP1010 for $29 at Walmart. No Fax, no scan, but all I need is a black & white printer. Lexmark is heading for the Salvation Army electronic recycling, tomorrow and I would never buy another of their products. Yes we have a home network and I can print to her printer, but we turn the computers and printers off when not in use, so it is handy for me to have my own printer.