The first error pops up when I turn the printer on..."ink cartridges are empty blah blah blah"...no problem. As soon as I hit the OK button on the printer, I get another error message telling me to "open the scanner unit and replace the appropriate BK ink cartridge and close the scanner unit. Then press OK"...when I press OK, the first error pops up again. I click OK and the second error pops up. And it keeps going in circles. Can I not use the scanner without ink? I think I was able to use the scanner with no ink before, but I'm not 100% certain. I do remember a while ago I would only receive only the first error telling me to replace the ink cartridges.