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Print When Color Cartridge is Empty?

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  1. islandamelie

    islandamelie Thread Starter

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    Is there a way to print a colorless (just black text) doc when my color cartridge is empty?
    I desperately need to print resumes and cover letters and can't afford a new color cartridge. It sucks being a member of the working poor...where less than $40.00 can keep you from getting a better job.

    Thanx,

    islandamelie
     
  2. smeegle

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    The manual for my HP printer says that it will definitely not print unless both cartridges have ink in them. On the other hand there are computer parts stores that will accept empty ink cartridges as credit toward the purchase of new ones.
     
  3. Noyb

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    What make and model is your printer ?
    My old HP will print when the color is empty - my new one won't.
    If the printer will print at all ... then you can just print in B&W
    I think I saw an ad at Staples -- 4$ Refund on emptys toward a new one.
     
  4. Saxon

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    There are such things as chip resetters for some cartridges which will make your printer think a cartridge is full and therefore allow the printer to work, they are not expensive but you will need to do a search on Google for them. these resetters are usually cartridge specific and will only work on one type but I hear there are also ones which will work on all printers for a specific make such as Epson, worth searching out for though if you want to print with just black ink.
     
  5. islandamelie

    islandamelie Thread Starter

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    Many thanks. I'll give it a try.
    Island
     
  6. islandamelie

    islandamelie Thread Starter

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    It's a deskjet 932C. Thanks for the Staples info.
    Island
     
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    I had an Hp 800 series out of color, I went into the prefernces and set it to grayscale, worked great.
     
  10. GoJoAGoGo

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    I also can print Black when my color cartridge is empty with a HP 932C. Perhaps your Black cartridge is also empty. :eek:
     
  11. smeegle

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    I didn't think of that, GoJoAGoGo.
     
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