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Wrong colors photosmart 7260

Our photosmart 7260 prints fine but the prints have blue case to the whole picture. Replaced the #58 with a new one from hp but same condition occurs. Screen says the #57 has plenty of ink?????

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  • alfonsoponso Nov 30, 2008

    I have a similar problem, when i print photos on maximum dpi the photo has a green shade to it, but not when i use the lower quality print settings, i have tried cleaning the cartridges and have done a clean cycle, but cant seem to resolve the problem! Help!

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Before the printer starts it will go threw a cleaning cycle. sometimes if you dont use it alot it will gunk up on the bottom and the cycle can not clean it. try takeing it out and very carefully wipe with a damp rag over the metal bottom part. it should work fine after that. if not, you instalded some softwear on the computer when you set it up.. there should be something on there for a test sheet. print one of those or press and hold the clear butten and it should print a sheet. if it dont write back and i will help you the rest of the way.

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How to clean head HP 7260


HP Photosmart 7150 and 7260 printers




  1. Make sure plain paper is loaded into the In Tray.



  2. To perform the first level cartridge cleaning is a spit and wipe, press and hold the Power button while pressing the Cancel button twice, then release the Power button. The printer will generate a series of noises as it performs the cleaning.


  3. Print a test page from the computer.


  4. Once the cleaning has completed and the test page has printed, examine the test page. If the print is not clear and/or there are lines in the color bars, continue to Step 5.If the print quality is acceptable, disregard the subsequent steps.


  5. To perform a second level cartridge cleaning, press and hold the Power button while pressing the Cancel button twice. Release the Power button and press the Resume button. The printer will generate a series of noises as it performs the cleaning.


  6. Print a test page from the computer.


  7. Once the cartridge cleaning has completed and the test page has printed, examine the test page. If the print is not clear and/or there are lines in the color bars, continue to Step 8.If the print quality is acceptable disregard the subsequent steps.


  8. To perform a super clean, press and hold the Power button while pressing the Cancel button twice. Press the Resume button twice then release the Power button. The printer will generate a series of noises.


  9. Print a test page from the computer.


  10. Once the super clean has the completed and the test page has printed, examine the test page. If the print is not clear and/or there are lines in the color bars, continue to Step 11. If the print quality is acceptable disregard the subsequent step.


  11. To perform a pen nozzle test, press and hold the Power button while pressing the Cancel button eight times. Press the Resume button four times then release the Power button. The printer will generate a series of noises then print a page displaying a test pattern. If there are gaps in the printouts the cartridge(s) may need to be replaced.

Jan 17, 2015 | HP PhotoSmart 7260 InkJet Printer

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I have an HP Photosmart 7260 printer that my cousin gave to me used so I have no manual. I've replaced both ink cartridges and am trying to print. When I send the print job, a red light begins to flash...


Can you see any symbol when the red light flashes? or any message pops up on your computer? Since your problem's description isn't very specific, I am unable to assume myself. If cartridges are replaced with new ones and the problem persists, it's possible that there's paper jam or carriage jam or contacts on the printer is bad/dirty. While the machine is On, lift up the front access door and try moving the carriage manually. Please follow this LINK to clean the contacts.
Please post back with more specific details so that I can help you better. Good Luck.

Feb 18, 2011 | HP PhotoSmart 7260 InkJet Printer

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Color pictures have white stripes on them. The


Try running the cleaning cycle on the printer, either through the printer software or via the controls on the printer itself. Sometimes print heads dry out and cause stripes.

Jul 07, 2009 | HP PhotoSmart 7260 InkJet Printer

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HP Photosmart C6180 colors no good - missing colors & muted. No longer aligns print when requested, per HP note at end. Already cleaned print heads,[OK], aligned printer numerous times-doesn't work....


try resetting the printer using the # and the number 6 buttons,holding them down and then inserting the power cord at the back of the printer.
see if it works.
In case it doesnt you can always contact a free online technical
support with an online live techbuddies technician at
http://tinyurl.com/m7ghqz

Apr 13, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Scanned pictures are printing with different colors


Are the ink cartridges refilled or compatible? They may be defective.
Are they installed correctly (not in the wrong slots)?
** Note that even if they are replaced it will take SEVERAL pages before the quality returns

Mar 11, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP90 Mobile Printer

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HP7660 Photosmart Printer


It comes with HP #57 (C6657 A)—Tri-color print cartridge and HP #56 (C6656A)—Black print cartridge and the 56 must always be in there (the black one) but acceptable replacements for the color one are as follows: HP #58 (C6658A)—Photo print cartridge I suggest for the best photos use 58 and 56.

Feb 28, 2009 | HP PhotoSmart 7660 InkJet Printer

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Reddish tint on all pictires printed on my 4180. Same pictures prin perfectly on hp 7260.


You are experiencing a printer cartridge problem. Sounds like some of the colors in the print cartidge have run out, either that or the nozzles are clogged. Run a nozzle check from the printer software, if it does not fix, try a new color cartridge.

Let me know how it works out for you.

Sep 15, 2008 | HP Photosmart 4180 All-in-One Printer

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HP 7260 works fine with e-mails and documents. Does not print internet pages.


This sounds like an issue with your web browser. Which web browser are you using? Do you get any error message when you print? Also, when you print, make sure it is printing to the printer you think you have set up. The web browser will allow you to print to a different printer, then remember those settings.

You may also try this link in google:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=internet+explorer+cannot+print

Jan 01, 2008 | HP PhotoSmart 7260 InkJet Printer

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