I replaced my black and white cartridge and color cartridges. However, the printer appears as though it needs cleaning as the background is smudged and appears "dirty." Would you know how to clean the printer?
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The Lexmark X2600 requires both cartridges to have ink in them to continue printing, even if your printing in "black and white". To
print true black, you actually use some of the color ink. , Leaving the color cartridge empty or dry isn't good for the printer. It can
lead to poor print quality issues.
Is the cartridge an original HP or an inexpensive compatible? The black cartridge could be out of toner. Not a common defect for the Q6000A cartridge though. If it is a poor quality compatible the defect may be the result of a misaligned internal component. Either way replacing the black cartridge should resolve the issue.
Take out the black cartridge once you've determined that you are completely out of black ink. You'll have to rely on the dark hues from the color cartridge to print in black.
Adjust the printer software settings. Once you take out the black cartridge, your printer's software will typically warn you that you are missing a cartridge. Follow the instructions for your printer to allow the printer to print without the black cartridge. Then set the printer to print in black and white, not color. This overrides the black cartridge and allows the printer to access the dark hues of the color cartridge.
Print a test page to ensure that your printer now prints black using the color cartridge.
Print your documents. Bear in mind that your documents may not appear as black as normal. Still, they should be dark enough to pass for black, depending on how much color ink you have and the strength grade of the ink.
just try to print a black and white, you can do that when you print a document. There is a window that will pop up about to print, click on properties just beside the ame of your printer and go to paper/quality bar menu there you should see a choices between color and black&white. Just choose black & white and try printing.
I would suggest you get a set of original HP cartridges .. I have clients trying to save $ all the time by buying refilled and/or refilling themselves to only go and get HP brand. Refills just don't cut it .. leaks, poor print quality, unrecognized cartridges .. there are so many things that I can point out .. save yourself the hassles .. get HP
start control panel printer and fax right click your printer, choose properties go tab by tab and look for print quality and then try something like this choose econo mode, or ink saving mode to start.
try to print in grayscale mode and use only the black ink cartridge.
that should be your new default, and you don~t have to change it from winthin other programs
Printer manufacturers design their printers to print some color mixed in with the black when you are only printing black. That is why your color cartridge is running out when you only print black and why it prints "weird colors" when the color cartridge is empty. Printer manufacturers sell the printers at a loss and make up the profit on the cartridges.
The printer will take a little quantity of color ink though you are printing in black in order to get good quality. Hence it is not possible to print with just black ink cartridge without color cartridge.