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How to make HP C6380 print black & white only

Hello, How do I setup my printer to print black ink only with no color cartridge? Thanks, Brad

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You should be able to go into your printer preferences or properties settings by going to the "Printers & Devices" tab. If this is for Widows 8 or 8.1 I have not upgraded to either OS and have no clue as to their layout for access. In XP and 7 there is the option of changing your default settings from color/auto to black & white only. Make sure you hit the "APPLY" button to set it "OK" button doesn't always keep the settings locked in.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks for the input! This computer is a MAC OSX 10.6.3, I have reinstalled the HP 6380 software & completely reinstalled the operating system with no results. This version does not give the option to only print black. Thanks"

  • garyab9ss Nov 27, 2014

    Ah MAC "the knife" OS strikes again. Sorry, I didn't know that was your OS. Let me check on this and see if that printer preference is hidden in there somewhere.

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you must change your printer settings to the default settings.

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Try to cartridge manually ,please follow the instructions :

# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.

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Try cleaning the print heads. You can find more troubleshooting info in the manual:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01374711.pdf

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To solve the printing problem..


# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.


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It sounds like you downloaded the PCL Universal Driver. Try the full solution driver or the PostScript Universal Driver. Both allow color prints.

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