[NBLUG/talk] Printer gone wild

Mark Osborne goldenirma at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 27 15:06:09 PST 2007

Tried all the permutations in printer set up. Still tie-dyed out of

Re-installed the cartridges, set the properties to gery scale; black

Stump the list time.....



--- Dave Sisley <dsisley at sonic.net> wrote:

> Mark Osborne wrote:
> >Hi folks,
> >Running a Dell P4 with Ubuntu Edgy.
> >HP 5610 worked fine until ink ran out on black cartridge. After
> >replacing, pages starts in black, and goes through entire rainbow
> until
> >it becomes unreadable by about the second page.
> >
> >If I plug in the USB cable to my work laptop (win XP) the printer
> works
> >fine.....
> >
> >HP is no help at all.
> >
> >Any ideas?
> >  
> >
> Mark:
> I had a user at work who had a problem where everything they printed 
> from an HP all-in-one (the psc1350, I think) came out green, but if
> they 
> used the scanner as a copier, it came out black.  It turns out that 
> there's a setting in the printer configs that tells the printer to
> use 
> the color cartridge, rather than the black (grayscale) one.  Somehow
> his 
> desktop was set to use the color cartridge.  We couldn't figure out
> why 
> that would have been set that way, but maybe it switches over when
> the 
> black runs out?  Or maybe it's haunted.
> I can't recall whether he had to change it in the basic printer
> configs 
> or in OpenOffice, or both (OO is funny that way).  Obviously, I'd
> check 
> the system-wide settings first, but check a general app like firefox
> and 
> then an OpenOffice doc if that's what you use. 
> Obviously, this isn't a perfect answer, but perhaps a clue...  Good
> luck!
> -dave.
> -- 
> Dave Sisley
> dsisley at sonic.net
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