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I have an HP Officejet Pro 8600. All my ink cartridges

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I have an HP Officejet Pro 8600. All my ink cartridges depleted. I bought a black cartridge and no others. Inserted black cartridge, but printer won't work. Screen says: "Until cartridges are replaced make sure the printer is turned on and to avoid damage to the printer. One or more cartridges are missing or damaged." How do I print only black?

Technician's Assistant: Is this the first time you've had to change the ink for your OfficeJet?

No. Many times, However, this is the first time I'm only using black. At the moment color cartridges are too expensive.

Technician's Assistant: Are you getting any error messages? Are you able to open the lid that covers the cartridges on your printer?

Yes, I am able to open the lid. The only message on the screen is the one above. I do get it back to the print screen, but it always goes back to the message above.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Printer Expert to know before I connect you?

No thank you.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Printers
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12/11/2017
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
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What version of windows are you using?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'm sorry, I'm not sure.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Are you still there?
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago

Is the start button in the bottom left corner round or square?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The power button is round on the lower right hand side. In the small screen that tells you a message the OK you touch is on the lower right side of the screen.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Hello? Just wanting to make sure you are there.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago

Yes I am still here. On your computer I was asking, not the printer. Sorry

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
My bad. I have a Dell laptop (I think Inspiron, but not sure). The power button is on the upper left side. A quick message appeared on my computer screen saying the printer is not working - not reading.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago

Please see this video to help you switch to black only, does that work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwV0XJKpP0s

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Not at all. I could never do that, plus I don't have a screwdriver. Totally out of my ability.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I've inserted the black cartridge just like the old one. Don't understand why it won't print just in black.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Help?
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago

A screw driver? That video should have been entirely through changing settings on your computer

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok. I promise it was opening the printer and taking out the cartridge holder, then using a screwdriver and using a wire. Totally out of my league. Will view this new video. Thank you.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago

Ok. Report back when you need further assistance.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'm back. That didn't work either. That one had a syringe, which I don't have. It also had wires or small tubes going into the cartridges which I have never had. What now?
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago

One moment please.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thanks.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago

On your computer, is the start button in the lower left corner round or square?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I don't have a start button. I have a power button on my laptop which is in the upper left corner. I hit the power and it comes on and I just go from there.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago

It will be on screen in the lower left corner

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I hit power on my laptop, then click on my name and a rotating circle, a colored screen appears and I click on it and immediately all my icons appear on my screen. I click on the icon I want to got to. I never click on a start button.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What next? With all due respect, I would have never imagined this would be so difficult.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
The start button has an image of the windows logo in the bottom left corner of your screen
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I think I know what your are talking about. It is the Windows logo and it is purple and is in the bottom left corner of the screen.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
Thank you. When you click on it does a full screen menu open or does a small one?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'm pretty sure a full screen.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
However, once again, I almost never use it.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
Please move your mouse to the top right corner of your screen and keep pushing it into that corner until a menu opens. Once it opens, click the magnifying glass icon and search "printer". Once that menu is up let me know
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have done that and clicked on printer. I hope I can get back to it.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
In this menu, right click your printer and select preferences. Here you can switch to print with black only
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Do I click the "Color management" icon?
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
That is correct
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Do I click on "Understanding color management settings" which is underlined? I don't know what to do on this page?
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
Do you see an "Advanced" option?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I clicked on Advanced - a lot of stuff on the page. What now?
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
Do you see a "print in grayscale" option?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No. There is no "print in grayscale" option.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
What all is listed?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Hang on. I'm writing all this down.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
Not a problem
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
On left side of screen: 1. Windows Color System Defaults 2. Device photo 3. Viewing conditions profile 4. ICC Rendering Intent to WCS Gamut Mapping 5. Default redering intent: 6. Percepual (photo images) 7. Relative Colorimetric (line extra) 8. Absolute Colorimetric (Simulate paper) 9. Business graphics 10. Display calibration (Calibrate display is in a box) 11. Color settings are stored separately for each user. To make changes for new users and shared printers, click change system defaults (Change system defaults is in a box). A long list of system defaults with drop downs is on the right side of the screen.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What now? This is taking a long time.
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
This is under the "Printing Preferences" correct? Sorry for the delayed responses as I have left the office for the day and am helping you from my phone
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No. This is under Color Management and then Advanced. I have followed your instructions. Do you want to connect me with someone else at work to assist me? Would we resolve the problem faster? I have work to do shortly.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
This has been one hour and 45 minutes to tell me how to print in black. Why can't by just sticking the cartridge in it won't print?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What now?
Technician: John Lohr, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
The reason you cannot just stick a black cartage in and print only black is because the HP printing preferences are currently set to print with all cartages. Starting from in the printer menu right click on your printer and select printing preferences. In this menu, select advanced. In this menu, do you see the greyscale option?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No and I am completely lost! I got on "printing menu" clicked on it and got a long list of things across the screen - one wanting me to buy something. There are websites to go to. No greyscale option. Lets fix this.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Forget it. I'll go to someone else. This is ridiculous.
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 2 months ago
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