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HP6210 printer, poor black print quality

It appears that every other print line, when only printing with black ink cartridge, is faded. The words, when printed, appear with a blank line through the middle.

I have tried 2 brand new cartridges. The color print quality is just fine. I have tried to clean the cartridge and align the cartridge - with no improvement in quality.

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  • rurora Jan 14, 2009

    When printing in MS Word 93 or Excel 93 every other line or so is either faded or missing. Test page prints fine. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the software, done the cleaning and it still is messed up. It prints color fine and other print jobs are also ok for eg. Google map directions.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. The black cartridge prints either a faded or no line at all. The color prints fine.

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hashchathy
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SOURCE: poor print quality - top half page okay, bottom print faded and skips

check the wright cartridge model you installed and well pluged to the printer

if it is ok

try to change printer properties and fix it correct options with there tabs ( ex: paper, print quality etc)

all are well try to reinstall the printer driver

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: HP Laserjet 4350dtn Print Quality poor

Most likely the fuser has lost part of the teflon from the heat roller. Having said that, the first step in any print quality issues is to change the toner cartridge. good luck!

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Will not print black , HP PSC 1610 All-in-One

Here was the solution. You MUST use HP brand black cartridge. Originally I purchased a #94 Office Max brand black cartridge. After it did not work I took it back and they gave me a second Office Max brand and that did not work either. So I took it back and they sold me an HP brand (I only needed to pay the difference in price so Office Max was good to work with). I installed the HP #94 black cartridge and everything now works.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: HP L7590 black ink printing poorly even with new HP cartridge

I have had the same problem It is the print head not the cartridge If your printer is still under warranty have the printhead(s) replaced if not Open the unit where the print heads are and hold the OK button for 5 seconds. The Print head carriage will move to the left

Carefully remove the KY (Black & Yellow) Print head with a cotton swab and alcohol clean the contacts and replace the printhead. If this does not work remove the printhead and then with a spray bottle spray the nozzle area on the bottom (DO NOT TOUCH THE NOZZLES AS THEY WILL BE DESTROYED) HP techs have told me this will void any warranty so act accordingly I use a printhead cleaning solution available from most any online ink supplier

Replace the printhead after it has dried out (less than a minute). The printer will then go through an alignment cycle and should print I had to do this several times before the print head performed as it should

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Ricoh cl3500N printing with blank streaks in

The voids and blotches can be a bad black pcu, the voids san also be toner on the glass slat obove the pcu,s there are 4 slats one for each color, on the pcu itself on the upper side is a narrow long opening, the glass slat is above this opening when the pcu is in the printer. It will take a flashlight to see any toner on the glass.
-Carl

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Print quality is poor on my Epson DX4000.

It maybe on it's way out ,they don't last forever but try epsoms solutions
https://www.epson.co.uk/Printers-and-All-In-Ones/Inkjet/Epson-Stylus-DX4000-printer/Drivers-Support?target=article&extn=.html&articleId=1358

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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Here are some steps you can check to resolve your issue.

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Horizontal white lines usually indicate the ink cartridge is running out of ink or has some clogged ink nozzles. Try the following steps:
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    5. Allow the cartridges to dry before reinserting them.
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    8. If the problem is not corrected by cleaning the ink cartridges, replace the ink cartridge(s).
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