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I would like to change the default settings to black and white instead of color

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  • smorton831 Mar 11, 2011

    It is a Konica Minolta Bizhub c280 printer. The default settings are set for color and we would like to change them to black and white. Any suggestions on how to do this?

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What kind of computer is it? Have you looked at the BIOS settings?

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