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My daughter's NX400 is running out of color ink even though she prints mostly black&white. She says it looks like it is printing black text with a combination of all colors instead of with black ink. Is this a driver or setup problem? (She's away at college, so I can't see the printer directly and am trying to debug over the phone.)

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You have to replace the color cartriges just to reset the system so that it will print again, once you do that you should be able to go into printer settings and set it to black and white only and that should have you pretty well fixed, (for a while anyway) thats what i had to do

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I had an epson. Hardly use the colors, because i was printing only in black.
Sent an email to Epson, and they did respond back.

It will definately use the color ink, even though
you're printing only in black.
Go Figure!

Good Luck.
PS
I now have an HP and Brother

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