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Internal test page fine, external prints black in blue

When I print an internal test page directly from my HP Deskjet 845c, it comes out without problems and the black colour is right. When I print a test page from Windows Vista, however, the black has changed to dark blue. This suggests that the problem can be found at the operating system, but HP offers no 845c drivers for Vista. For some reason the printer uses the colour cartridge instead of the black ink one.

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  • LasseL Aug 07, 2008

    I had tried what you suggested before, and didn't work... but now it did! Thanks! Obviously you just need to have the patience to go meticulously through all the simple solutions first.

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    deskjet 845c prints only in red not black

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Before you print, you have to check your options.

For example, if you want to print black and white, when you select PRINT from the menu, you click on PROPERTIES to the right side or bottom side, depending on which windows you use, then select grayscale/black and white, etc in the options that will follow to correctly use your ink, you can always REMOVE the ink from your printer as you only want to print black and white or non color pages.

I hope this helps you.

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