HP 2605dn Laser Printer: Tip on how to keep printing when the color toner cartridges are out or need replaced

If you don’t have the HP 2605dn 4 cartridge color laser printer (widely available at Costco about 2 years ago) you can skip this post.

This printer has a little quirk that I’ve just discovered.  The printer reports that I’m my color cartridges are ALL EMPTY.  I know they were winding down, but all 3 at the same time…no way.  It turns out that the printer "spins all of the cartridges each time something is printed, " so from a pure "spin count" these things are toast. 

However like many of you, I do much more black printing than color.  So, there is a fix.  Instead of running out and buying all 3 color cartridges, you simply have to override the printers desire to make you buy them to continue on in life.

Here’s the fix.

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1219764190066+28353475&threadId=1167292

I’m back in action.  Of course I’ll have NO warning when one of the color cartridges actually does run out…but now I can at least continue on and buy when necessary.

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