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Canon MX308 won't print color images in grayscale with Windows 7. I only use a black cartridge in my printer. With XP it would print color images in grayscale, but after buying a Windows 7 laptop and downloading new drivers it won't print the color images at all. I have selected grayscale and have tried changing the color settings but it doesn't seem to work. It prints black text no problem. Solutions?

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SOURCE: Can I go to grayscale all the time?

Usually 'black' or greyscale uses all colours to get a true black in many printers. Check you particular printer manual and soft ware to see if it allows for black/grey only. You could experiment [I don't know this particular printer] by putting black carts in all slots [If it is a chipped cart you may have to consider swapping the chips on the carts if removable. Some specialist ink firms[Lycos] do supply monochrome sets for certain printers - check them out. Also take a look at www.fixyourownprinter.com

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Hi, the problem seems with the logic board inside the printer, are you in a position to open the printer and try some stunts, that is only if you have done it earlier.. let me know??

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SOURCE: Won't print dark black; prints in gray

There are a few possible causes for the light print.

The first is the easiest to try and least expensive.

If you actually had a bad toner cartridge, and the toner was not making its way down the toner tube to the developer, then you may be able to fix the issue by simply doing a developer cleaning on the black developer. What this actually does is force aggitator to move toner down the tube into the developer. You can activate this from the maintenance menu.

If this does not fix the issue, then more then likely the black developer unit itself is defective and needs to be replaced.

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SOURCE: Color toner used up even though I selected grayscale

Selecting grayscale only will also make use of your color. when u select grayscale, look under the print options and select black cartridge only and for more economic printing, use fast draft or draft printing.

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SOURCE: I would like to print black with one color cartridge empty

If you take the empty cartridge out and put a small piece of electrical tape over the little window on the front, the printer will think the ink is full.

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