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Printing problem how do i print in grayscale when the printer is out of one color?

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The 2600n turns all 4 inks no matter if you print in mono or colour. Each turn adds an extra page count to your toners usage, so if the toners are good for 2500 pages even if you print 2500 mono pages your 3 colours will run out also.

You CAN turn this feature off and the printer will continue to print after it has 'run' out of toner, we do this at work and have gotten an extra 1000 prints (and going) out of the cartridges.

Cartridge Out Override can only be enabled from the printer's control panel menu.
1. From the main menu, press (RIGHT ARROW) to System setup and press (SELECT).
2. Press (RIGHT ARROW) to Print quality and press (SELECT).
3. Press (RIGHT ARROW) to Replace supplies and press (SELECT).
4. Press (RIGHT ARROW) to Override out and press (SELECT).
5. Press (SELECT).
If Stop at out is selected, the printer will stop printing when a cartridge reaches the recommended replacement point. If Override out is selected, the printer will continue printing when a cartridge reaches the recommended replacement point. The factory default setting is Stop at out.

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Another HP Gotcha! You can't. Unfortunately, this is one place where HP chose profit over customer service. Sorry.

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Usually, there is that option located in the settings somewhere. Most printers allow for that option, but you might have to do some digging in the printer settings to find it. It's usually marked with "Print in Black" or something like that.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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SOURCE: black ink smudges for color print mode only, not for grayscale

- Try to reallign the cartridge, run a print test, after that if the issue still persist - uninstall and reinstall software - run test and re-allign again the cardtridge using software. run print test again.

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The issue is the printhead needs constant flow, I have seen bypasses but this damages the print head and all kinda of mess happends. The solutions here is a grey scale laserjet if your only use black ink. Your would be alot better off because this printer mix inks to make black and vice versa, So you need to fork out the bucks for the color cartridge or change the solution to toner if you do not use color. Yes there is a bypass but we are not aloud to provide that because it will dmage you unit and we cannot be liable for that Google is your friend!

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