Question about HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

1 Answer

Magenta covers entire page

My printer is about 3 years old and it has only recently started to print a light magenta shade over the entire page. Here is a link to a scan of a piece of a "blank" page printed by my 2600n.
I opened my word processor and without typing anything clicked print and that's what came out. I keep bugging HP for tech support but I think they don't want to admit that their product has flaws. I love this printer and I just want to make it work again. I've tried cleaning it, adjusting the paper weight, and replacing the cartridges. Nothing has helped a whole lot. Adjusting the paper weight seemed to help a little bit, but now it's getting worse. 

Any suggestions?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Filman7 Sep 19, 2008

    Thanks for the responses!

    Yes, the magenta even prints on the demo page from the printer's internal web page.

    I have a slew of OS's printing on a network. 1 Mac OSX 10.4.11, 4 Windows XP Home, 2 Windows Vista Home and no matter which one I print from, the magenta blankets the page.

    Every application that I print from has the magenta on the page. Safari, Internet Explorer, TextEdit, Pages, Microsoft Office, Works Word. The magenta is on everything.

    I have always used genuine HP toner cartridges and have never replaced any other parts.

    I wasn't clear in my original post, but I'm certain that this is a hardware issue.

    Thank you everyone for all your help so far!

  • PrintDocta May 11, 2010

    Do you get this problem when printing a configuration page or demo, or any other infromation page DIRECT from the printer menu system ??

  • techonarock May 11, 2010

    What operating system are you using (name and version)?

    Which HP printer driver are you using to print the affected pages (name and version)?

    What word processor software are you using (name and version)?

    Does this problem occur when printing from any other applications? If so, what are their names and versions? (e.g. from a pdf viewer, spreadsheet, printing from the browser, notepad, etc.) Are there any applications that don't have this issue?

    Knowing such things will help us narrow down the source of the problem.



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had a similar problem. See:
Are you your replacement cartridge orignial HP?
I also had your problem on my previous HP printer (don't remember the model #). And I had it cleaned a couple of times, replaced the magenta cartridge (but with remanufactured), and could not get rid of the magenta. I gave up and bought a new 2600n, but now I wonder if I had used original HP parts if the problem would have been solved.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

No magenta printing

Dirty mirrors will gives you dull color images..It seems color combination faulty..
chk original cartridges installed? or refilled cartridges?
Take supply status page..
chk colors..If color is dull(light) clean laser scanner assembly mirrors.
Do the color calibration..
chk drivers.,
Print from other file..


1 Answer

HL 4040CN is printing with a pink tint, it also says drum end soon and has said that for a while. What sould I do?

I have a similar problem now: magenta stain over the entire page when printing anything with any color (even just a hyperlink); B&W text is no problem.Not the PC; even the Demo Page from the 4040 menu does this. Updated the 4040 firmware tonight to latest (1.24, etc), but no better.Recently replaced the Magenta cartridge (official Brother cartridge), though saw this problem near end-of-life of the previous Magenta cartridge. Drum Unit status is 42%, so not expected to be near end-of-life.

Nov 28, 2011 | Brother HL-4040CN Laser Printer

1 Answer

Dell 3110cn Printer prints shades of pink

Have you pulled out the imaging drum and transfer roller to see if they are caked in Magenta toner? if so they will need to be cleaned off. Would also suggest blowing out the area around the drum to rid of loose toner in that area.

Feb 15, 2010 | Dell 3110cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

Okidata C5200N printer: streaky copies on magenta

If the streaks are only from the magenta then your magenta drum is bad. If you recently replaced it, it may still be under warranty.

Jan 19, 2010 | OKI C5200n Laser Printer

1 Answer

HP Photosmart 3110 does not print magenta or light magenta

i think you need to download a perfect drivers
i hpe i can solve your problem

Sep 02, 2009 | HP PhotoSmart 7960 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Magenta Ink Streaking

that printer color cartridge is a problem... buy a new one.... color ink

Jun 16, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Magenta leaving a colorless streak

You need to check with Xerox , ther is some toner that was manufactured last year (2008) that was defective

the phone number for xerox support is 503-682-7377

Apr 01, 2009 | Xerox Phaser 7760/GX Laser Printer

1 Answer

C912 horizontal lines in print

change your magenta led it sounds like that may be faulty big job if not theat then its a new rip baord which is under the cover

Mar 12, 2008 | Lexmark C912 Led Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer Logo

171 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Ben Johnson

Level 3 Expert

685 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2022 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides