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HP 2500 laserjet prints only one color per page.

My HP 2500 has been connected to my PowerMac for some time without problems. A few days ago, it made odd noises and after that it will only print blank pages or pages in just one color. Different pages would print in different colors, but each individual page would have just one. i.e. first page red second page yellow. Couldn't find any rhyme or reason to which color printed on which page. All toner cartridges claim to have enough toner. I printed a demo page directly from the buttons on the printer without involvement from the computer, and the problem was still there.
Let me know if you have any ideas.
Thanks,
Joel

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  • ramonaisk Jan 12, 2009

    Yep same problem. But mine prints mostly in yellow.

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    For 34 Short Paper error, reseat the tray guides and make sure it is set properly. Also, set the correct settings in the computer. For blank pages, always double-check the paper settings and again the settings in the computer. For not printing black, print the Print Quality page and see what color is not printed or not showing. If Print Quality shows black, try printing any document from any application in the computer. Check if you still have the problem. If problem is not resolved, leave a comment so I can get back to this.

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