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Turning off color when no more ink

I've run out of color ink and only want to use black. I have plenty of cartridges in black.

how to I get the printer to continue to print only in black and avoid having to purchase new color cartridges when I don't need them?

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  • winklemnpr Dec 22, 2008

    that's the problem...despite only printing in black, if one of the colors is empty, it does not print.

    I need to turn off the color wells -- to fool the printer somehow, so I can still print.

    very frustrating


  • winklemnpr Dec 23, 2008

    you're brilliant AND it worked as well when I removed the color tanks.

    I so very appreciate it!

    Happy Holidays.

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It should print as long as the letters color selected is black.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

  • Jerry Parmanand Dec 23, 2008

    In order to allow you to do this, go to the "start" menu on your computer. Then click on "settings" or "control panel." Navigate your way to your "devices" and then "printers." Right click on the printer icon for your printer and click on "properties." Then click on the "color" tab. Check the box that says "grayscale" and check the box that says "black cartridge only." This will allow you to print using only the black print cartridge in your printer without a color cartridge. At least this works for my printer. The process should be the same for yours, or something similar. Hope my answer helps. make sure the old color cartridge is still in place.

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