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Only prints black. Colors are grayscale. Turned on and off. Still only black. Driver is up-to-date.

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  • Craig Shumaker Nov 14, 2010

    I failed to mention I have Macs. Problem unit is a MacBook Pro OS 10.5.

    I could not find a color or grayscale preference for printing. There might not be one.

    But I have isolated the problem to said laptop with wireless printing. My iMac prints color fine (at least the one time I tried it. I use my laptop 90% of the time.) Not on wireless. Direct connection.

    I tried printing the laptop directly without wireless and still didn't work. I will retry when my patience returns. :)

    It had been working fine and quit color suddenly a week or two back. I didn't do anything knowing to change the settings.

  • Craig Shumaker Nov 14, 2010

    Thanks for the help so far. I'm leaving town for a week and have a zillion of things to do before I leave, so this will have to sit till next week. I'm figuring I'll end up reinstalling the driver.


  • Craig Shumaker Nov 15, 2010

    Amazing. It fixed itself. My laptop froze up while downloading security and iTunes upgrades. I force quit it. Rebooted, downloaded. Rebooted. And printed expecting black and grayscale and it was color. Go figure. Sometimes these computers drive me crazy.

    Nevertheless, I will release the payment.

    Never did find the color tabs that the HP troubleshoot page suggested.

  • Craig Shumaker Nov 15, 2010

    It was and it wasn't. I just commented to Rider On Way that it fixed itself when I downloaded what appeared to be unrelated software updates.



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Have you checked if the Color toner is empty ?
If there toner's have ink, Try this one step before proceeding to another.

Under Control panel -> Open Printers and Faxes or Printers folder

  • Right-click the printer icon for your product, and then click Printing Preferences . The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
  • Click the Color tab, Check if it is selected as Print in Grayscale, If it is selected, Uncheck it. click Apply , and then click OK .
  • Close the Printing Preferences dialog box
    Try to print

    If this does not solve the problem, you will have to follow the instructions given in the link below as we are not sure what could be the issue.

    Troubleshooting link

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    Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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      ONE-Touch-Solution Nov 13, 2010


      Did the solution resolve the issue ? Please let us know if you need further assistance.

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    • ONE-Touch-Solution
      ONE-Touch-Solution Nov 14, 2010


      The troubleshooting steps provided to you are related to Windows Operating system.
      Sorry about not asking you the operating system.

      Click on the link below to change settings as per your requirement.
      Print Quality

      If the above step does not resolve the issue, this can be is related a printer driver issue to just one unit that is MacBook Pro OS 10.5, my suggesting would be to uninstall the drivers and reinstall
      Download the latest updated driver from the link below and install it.
      Download Drivers

      This should resolve the issue.

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    • ONE-Touch-Solution
      ONE-Touch-Solution Nov 16, 2010


      I am glad to know the issue was resolved.It must have happened due to some pending updates on your PC. All is well that ends Well.

      Thank you as well.





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