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Standard User Kiggs
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 11-Jul-11 10:39:22
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hp Colour LaserJet 2500 series


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Hi guys,

I have a hp Colour LaserJet 2500 series. I only bother to replace the black toner as that's all I use. The blue light has come on and the yellow light is now flashing (indicating ink low/or out). The laser now refuses to print any of my black and white documents.

Is there anyway to get around this? Possibly with a different driver and selecting 'Print grayscale only?

Thanks for the help,

Kieran.
Standard User iand
(experienced) Tue 12-Jul-11 18:01:45
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You could clean the printer's internal bits. I would use nail polish remover to get rid of any ink. I would also replace the blank/colour printer refills for new ones.

IanD
Standard User GeeTee
(committed) Tue 12-Jul-11 18:46:27
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Ink in a laser printer Ian??

I don't know about the printer in question, but I previosuly had a Samsung printer that would refuse to print black and white if one of the colours ran out. Very frustrating - I'm sure it was a ploy to sell more refills!


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Standard User iand
(experienced) Tue 12-Jul-11 19:17:40
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You know when its time to take a holiday ...... Replace ink for Toner in my last email smile... I had the same as you, if one of the colours runs out it all stops, hence the clean it all and replace it all in my email.

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Standard User Kiggs
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 12-Jul-11 22:56:51
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Trying to get away with not replacing the colour toners as I don't ever use colour.
Standard User Desmond
(sensei) Wed 13-Jul-11 07:22:41
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If you never use colour your best bet would be to buy a cheap black and white laser rather than waste money on expensive colour toner cartridges that will eventually be used regardless of whether you ever print anything in colour.

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Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 13-Jul-11 08:59:24
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Pop the colour toner cartridges out and give them a gentle shake to loosen up the powder. This should give you a little bit of time before they run out, letting you print in B&W.
Standard User iand
(experienced) Wed 13-Jul-11 19:08:18
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have a chat with the local filler company and see if they can do a partial fill. As others have said, sometimes you may need some in the colour one befor it all works.

IanD
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 13-Jul-11 19:57:01
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As previously suggested try a good old shake of the cartridge - but please do avoid breathing in toner.

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Standard User Kiggs
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 14-Jul-11 12:33:16
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Thanks for your help guys,

Have shook toner around but it has not helped. Two colours are completely out.

I'm going to throw this thing out and pick-up a new B&W only laser.
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