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How do I change my printer to black ink instead of color.? My color cartridge is dry & I can't gbet another right now. the printer is stuck on color so it won't print.

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Hi,
Just remove the empty color cartridge and yse your printer with black cartrdige only. Most of the printer like HP will print using the available black cartridge only. Simple
I hope this is useful to you

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

  • Hi,
    Just remove the empty color cartridge and use your printer with black cartrdige only. Most of the printer like HP will print using the available black cartridge only. Simple
    I hope this is useful to you

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Are you using Dell Series 5 ink cartridges?

Can you copy a document under the glass? Black & White and color? Do they look ok?

If you unplug the printer from the wall and remove the power brick for 60 seconds, this will reset any error messages the printer has. I would then plug everything back in.

Power on the printer.

Open the printer(with the power on) and take out the Dell Series 5 black cartridge and then reseat it. I would then take out the color Dell Series 5 ink cartridge and reseat it. Now close the printer and it will print an alignment page.

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To Save the color ink you can change the printer settings to Black Only.

To Setup:
  1. Press START Button.
  2. Select RUN Command.
  3. Type these commands in CAPS.
  4. CONTROL PRINTERS and press OK or Enter.
  5. Now you will get Printers & Faxes Window.
  6. There you select the ink jet printer which you want to change the color settings.
  7. Right Click on it and Select Printer Properties later.
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  10. Choose the appropriate option and Select APPLY.
  11. Then give a test page for it.

That's it...

Hope this will be helpful to you..

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You did not provide your operating system. If you can find your printer name listed in "Control Panel" (usually in "Printers and Faxes"), right click the name and choose "Properties". See if you can find an option to print only using the black ink cartridge.

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