Ok, (running Win 7 Pro, Printer firm/soft ??)
I know the standard answer is, go get new ink stupid. But, allow me to explain first.
HP OJ 6600 uses 4 ink cartages to prink. Black, Red, yellow, blue (they call them mangenta, cyan... blah, its red and blue...OK)
So, I ran out of Red ink the other day. So I figured that hey, I'll just print in black and white. HAHAHAHA NO SIR, says the printer... moreover HP forums says
"As an all-in-one device the printer require any of its ink cartridges for maintnace purposes, printing in black ink only is only possible till any of the cartridges has been depleted, then it is essencial to replace the cartridge in order to resume printing even in black ink only." -Provost http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Ink-Toner-Cartridge-Printhead-Issues/HP-Officejet-6600-won-t-print-in-black-and-white/td-p/2668911Posts: 8,279
So according to HP I have to ALWAYS have all 4 ink cartages working to print in B&W.
So, my question is this.
Has anyone got a workaround or slick solution to fix this issue? (and the old, yes, unplug printer, and throw it out the window) is not what I am looking for
thanks in advanced guys.