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HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer - Cartridge Out Override

Cartridge out override

What is it?

The HP Color LaserJet 2600n printer displays an Order supplies message when a cartridge is running low and a Replace supplies message when a cartridge has been depleted. To ensure optimal print quality, HP recommends replacing a cartridge when the Replace supplies message is displayed. Replacing the cartridge at this point can help prevent waste of media or other cartridges when one cartridge produces poor print quality.

The Cartridge Out Override feature allows the printer to continue using a cartridge that has reached the recommended replacement point. The Override feature will allow the printing even if a cartridge runs completely out of toner. Print Quality Issues including but not limited to the following can occur by running a cartridge beyond its useful life.

A lack of vibrant colors, colors do not look at they should

Color matching and other print quality defects related to the absent of a color. For example, the printer is trying to create Orange with a lack of Magenta toner will result in only a Yellow color on printouts.

WARNING: Using Override may result in unsatisfactory print quality and unavailability of certain features (such as toner remaining information).
WARNING: All print defects or supply failures incurred when an HP supply is used in Override will not be considered defects in materials or workmanship in the supply under HP's Print Cartridge Limited Warranty Statement. Click here To view the HP Print Cartridge Limited Warranty Statement.

Configuration

Cartridge Out Override can only be enabled from the printer's control panel menu.

  1. From the main menu, press (RIGHT ARROW) to System setup and press (SELECT).

  2. Press (RIGHT ARROW) to Print quality and press (SELECT).

  3. Press (RIGHT ARROW) to Replace supplies and press (SELECT).

  4. Press (RIGHT ARROW) to Override out and press (SELECT).

  5. Press (SELECT).

If Stop at out is selected, the printer will stop printing when a cartridge reaches the recommended replacement point. If Override out is selected, the printer will continue printing when a cartridge reaches the recommended replacement point. The factory default setting is Stop at out.

On-going operation

Override can be enabled or disabled at any time, and does not have to be re-enabled for each cartridge. The printer will automatically continue printing when a cartridge reaches recommended replacement. The printer will display a message Replace supply Override in use while a cartridge is used in Override mode. When the cartridge is replaced with a new supply, Override will de-activate until another cartridge reaches recommended replacement.

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