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Can't print without black Ink

Is there no way I can print without black ink? I need to write an important document, and I don't mind doing it with blue ink, but it doesn't let me. I've literally spent 30 minutes trying to find a way. Help, please.

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  • doozy1988 Nov 10, 2008

    That didn't work, but thanks anyway.

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From HP's website:
The printer will not operate unless all six ink cartridges are installed. Also, HP cannot guarantee the quality of refilled or remanufactured ink cartridges.

Try this::
Leave the empty cartidge in and go to print, select the printer, click on preferences, then the paper/Quality tab. there select color and best. This way you wil be able to print your document.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe


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I dont think so, but if you are ever just low on a color, there is an override option in the print menu under setup -> system setup -> print quality -> color supply out. This will override the low cartridge color problem and let you print a little bit more.

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

  • jacobb697 Jun 05, 2011

    mine doesn't have a system override

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