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Common problems for INSTANT INK, HP+ PLANS: INK AND TONER
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Re: Can only print in black and white

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This solution works - - - however I've done this probably a dozen times!!!! I'll print in color after the fix, but a week or two later it's back to black and white. This, combined with "Scan to computer is no longer active" message that we get 20 or 30 times each day is infuriating. I have to say my wife and I absolutely HATE our experience with this HP OfficeJet 3850.

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@mamirarchi

 

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Hi,

I created the original post in this thread and following the steps fixed it at the time. However it has now recurred and, as the previous poster said, it was also being accompanied by frequent "Scan to computer is no longer active" messages. I think I found the way to get rid of these by disabling the applicable application at startup, however is there something else I need to do to re-enable colour printing?

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@Malcyb

 

Try the Windows built-in drivers. Follow the steps below:

 

•   Uninstall the printer drivers. Go to Control Panel - Devices and Printers - Click on "Add printer" and follow the on-screen instructions.

•    When the page prompts for the drivers, select "Windows update". The driver list will be updated.

•    Click HP, Hewlett Packard, or Hewlett-Packard in the Manufacturer pane, and then click the name of your printer in the Printers pane.

 

Refer to this document HP Printers - Installing and Using the Windows Built-in Print Driver for help

 

Additionally, if the printer is connected wireless, follow the steps below-

 

1.  Select “Start” and type “printers” in the search box. 

2.  Choose “Printers & scanners“. 

3.   elect “Add a printer or scanner“. 

4.  Wait for the “The printer that I want isn’t listed” option to appear, then select it. 

5.   Select “Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname” , then select “Next“. 

6.   select “TCP/IP Device” in the “Device type” list. 

7.  Type the hostname or the IP address of the printer. Select “Next“. To find the IP address of the printer, touch the Wi-Fi icon on the printer's control panel.  

8.  Windows should find the printer if the printer is on and configured correctly. You may have to specify more information. If prompted, Select the type of network adapter installed in the printer in the “Device Type” drop-down list. You can also click “Custom” to specify custom settings for the network printer. Select “Next“.

 

Try printing.

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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