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06-01-2013 04:37 PM
So I have a HP Officejet 6600 which recently ran out of it's magenta cartridge. I knew I wouldn't be able to print in color, but when I went to the printer and set preferences to print black only it still tells me I need to replace the magenta cartridge before I can resume printing. This is extremely annoying because I start school monday and have syllabi and things I need to print out. Please don't tell me to order or go out and buy a magenta cartridge. I just need to know how to get this specific printer to work using only black ink when the color cartidges are depleted.
06-01-2013 10:33 PM - last edited on 04-19-2016 02:58 PM by OscarFuentes
As an all-in-one device the printer require any of its ink cartridges for maintnace purposes, printing in black ink only is only possible till any of the cartridges has been depleted, then it is essencial to replace the cartridge in order to resume printing even in black ink only.
Once you replace the empty cartridge you may set black printing only to cosume less color ink in the future
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08-12-2013 12:30 AM
It won't print in black and white and HP WILL NOT ANSWER any of these requests because it's their way of stealing you money without really telling you they are. Imagine that???
01-04-2014 03:53 PM
The HP reply is a joke. I spent all this money on a printer and I keep running into this problem at the most inopportune times. HP should make an option just to print black and white if you want to. I will NEVER EVER by HP again!!!!! And I will tell everyone I know to do the same!!! It is a farce that you have a printer with plenty of black ink and yet you can't print with it. I feel sorry for the HP employee who has "put on a happy face", spit out the requisite corporate garbage and reply to all these angry customer posts.
02-02-2014 02:28 PM