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bradwieser
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Printer out of yellow ink...won't print black & white!!! WTF

Is HP an evil piece of shite or am i missing something?

I got a new printer about a month ago for my home office. I haven't printed but maybe 100 pages(i doubt that much) 90% of which has been straight black and white. Now im out of yellow ink and the piece of shite wont let me print out a black text in a word document.

Please advise.


Fissionaccomplished
Member since Jun 2011
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re: Printer out of yellow ink...won't print black & white!!! WTF
My Canon does this too.


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busey
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re: Printer out of yellow ink...won't print black & white!!! WTF
Why is the process or printing something so complicated? I mean it really always turns into a huge ordeal.


brass2mouth
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Member since Jul 2007
14062 posts

re: Printer out of yellow ink...won't print black & white!!! WTF
frick HP, I had an HP printer for a while before this Lexmark I have. The HP printer told me I had to change ink cartridges because I had gone too long without changing them, even though they were full.

Did some research and apparently HP's printers do/did this, ultimately to get you to buy more damn ink, but there was a work around on the interwebs to get the printer to work again. Ridiculous.


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RBWilliams8
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re: Printer out of yellow ink...won't print black & white!!! WTF
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Why is the process or printing something so complicated? I mean it really always turns into a huge ordeal.




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Dev
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the 361
Member since Dec 2010
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re: Printer out of yellow ink...won't print black & white!!! WTF
They just do that. I have an Epson printer/scanner that won't print anything right now because it's out of blue. I think all printers do this shite


Sir Saint
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re: Printer out of yellow ink...won't print black & white!!! WTF
Perfect for this thread
This post was edited on 9/21 at 8:25 pm


bradwieser
Cornell Fan
Member since May 2008
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re: Printer out of yellow ink...won't print black & white!!! WTF


Yeah thats right my fricking printer uses $30 ink cartridges to lube its frickin printhead!

frick you HP. frick YOU! I literally hope your headquarters burns down. Eat shite.


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meauxjeaux2
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watson
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re: Printer out of yellow ink...won't print black & white!!! WTF
Yup.
Epson printer sitting on the table right now out of magenta ink and won't print b&w.


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Dead Mike
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Cell Block 4
Member since Mar 2010
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re: Printer out of yellow ink...won't print black & white!!! WTF
quote:

Is HP an evil piece of shite or am i missing something?

I got a new printer about a month ago for my home office. I haven't printed but maybe 100 pages(i doubt that much) 90% of which has been straight black and white. Now im out of yellow ink and the piece of shite wont let me print out a black text in a word document.

Please advise.


If you left the yellow ink cartridge in the printer, then you should be able to print in black ink. Go to Preferences -> Features -> B&W -> Black Ink Only. High quality black and white (the default option) will draw from the color cartridges.

Or, it might be under Printer Properties -> Features -> Print in Grayscale -> Black Ink Only if using Word 2010.
This post was edited on 9/21 at 8:57 pm


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