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How to trick my HP printer into printing without any color ink

Many computer printer users complain about both the cost of new cartridges and how often they need to be replaced. At the time of 2010, it was not uncommon for a new set of cartridges to cost over $100, so the concern was understandable. A particularly unpleasant case is that when the color cartridge (s) is empty, you just want to print black and white and the printer will not allow. Fortunately, there is a solution to overcome this situation on HP printers.

How to Trick My HP Printer to Print Without Any Color Ink
How to Trick My HP Printer to Print Without Any Color Ink

Step 1

Press the “Menu” button on the printer’s dashboard.

Step 2

Press the “<” or “>” button to navigate to the “Services” setting and press “Enter”.

Step 3

Press the “<” or “>” button to navigate to “Default Restore,” and then press “Enter.” This process will cause the HP printer to reset to the manufacturer’s original default settings.

Step 4

Go back to your computer and click “Print” in the file you’re trying to print. Select “properties,” and then click the “Color” tab.

Step 5

Click to place the check mark in the check box labeled “Print on the grayscale” and you’ll be able to print black and white.

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