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Lexmark X7170 will not print grayscale

I have a Lexmark X7170 with only a black ink cartridge in it. The printer recognizes the color cartridge is missing, yet continues to print as if there were a color cartridge (only prints black, no gray). In the preferences section, the option to 'print color images in black and white' is grayed out and cannot be selected. I recently uninstalled and re-installed the printer and updated drivers, and never had this issue prior to doing so. What can I do to get a few shades of gray?

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Actually your printhead on the cartridges is probably clogged. I usually take the cartridges out, wet a paper towel and put in a dish and put in microwave for 20 seconds, then put the cartridge printhead on the paper towel for 10 seconds, and then blot with a dry towel. You should see the various colors in the color and black cartridges. Do it several times until ink in freely flowing. Put back in printer and run a clean cycle and try printing normaly. For additional help: http://support.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/knowledgebase.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:439:0:0&framed=&docid=ENUS18888&relevance=1

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did you tried to set the properties to mono ?

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SOURCE: my printer keeps saying missing cartridge

is u r catrige original one or fake

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Unfortunately it is all true.
Personally I would stay away from Lexmark, I am a Canon fan, the MP520 looks real nice, but it's personal choice at the end of the day.

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    Go to Control Panel->Printers. Then right click on your printer and select printing preferences. There you will see an option like Print in Grayscale or Black and White only.
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