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Faded red / pink on HP Color Laserjet 2605

Black, blue and yellow print clearly but the red / pink (magenta) is always faded to the right and left of the page, the middle is faded but not as badly, tried numerous new cartriges (not compatibles), but same bad results. Ran through the cleaning process on the machine, no success.

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  • seang Nov 19, 2008

    Same problem, but I have fading in Magenta and Yellow. Also ran the Cleaning process to no success. Also tried "Cartridge callibration". No luck so far.

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    Same problem here :(

  • kmorganwork Dec 16, 2008

    I just thought it was the red color, but now that you mention it, it is more pronounced at the edges. I've asked for a "guaranteed answer" so we'll see. I"ll share if I get an answer. Don't think I'd recommend this printer.

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    I have the same issue with my printer. We ran out of the warranty so I now have nowhere else to turn but online help!

    Anyone have a solution? I feel like I have tried everything.

  • daystar125 Feb 06, 2009

    same problem here :(

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    Fading red , Tried reset etc, no luck

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    Red is faded to pink, Orange is faded to peach

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You have to clean the image mirrors you can find a how to guide on hp's web site titled "fading red tones on color laserjet2600' process takes about 30mins to do.

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I had this problem and posted it on Fixya. Their solution was lame, but at least it did some good. A guy in Britain saw our posts and came up with a solution. Here's the link: http://www.reeves-hall.net/tech-gadgets/fixing-washed-out-colour-on-hp-color-laserjet-2605/

Be sure to follow the instructions to the "T". The results are very good. Like a new printer.

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I found the answer here but haven't tried it myself.

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