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Prints only in black and white

New functioning color cartridge, not selected to print black and white for color, reinstalled soft ware, still prints only in black and white.

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Re: prints only in black and white

Windows 2000 / XP:

Go to Start, Settings, Printers. (Windows XP: Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes).
Right click on the printer icon and select Properties.
Click Printing Preferences.
Click on the Quality/Copies tab.
un check mark Print Color images in black and white.
Click Apply and then OK.

This start ur printer to printer to print in colour

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