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Re: Printing is a pinkish colour
The maintenance for your printer is in the preferences for your printer.
From your desk top, Go to start. Open the control panel, find the printer icon. find your printer and right click the mouse over the icon. scroll down to properties. on the first tab you wil see at the bottom preferences and test page. press the preferences and open. on the last tab you wil see "maintenance". The cleaning facilities available to you as a user are on this page. be sure to print a "Nozzle check" prior to cleaning.
Do a light clean first and re print the nozzle check, if there is still missing lines, do a deep clean. If this failes you may need your print head replaced. This can be an expencive excercise, but well worth it.
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It sounds like one of the colors is not printing correctly. I would suggest , opening your hp solutions center programs and under tools you will find an option to clean the print heads. Follow the procedure to cleans the print heads, after cleaning open control panel on the computer and depending on the operating system click on "printers" (XP) or "devices and printers"(vista win7) right click on your printer( hit your right mouse button) select " printer properties" click on print test page. This page will print out showing each of the colors separately. You should see black, blue, pink and yellow. If one of these colors is missing or muted you will now which color is cratinging the issue. And at that time I would try changing the corresponding ink cartridge. Hopefully the print head cleaning will resolve your issue
Sounds as if the printhead of your printer is blocked on one or more colours. I would recommend running 1-3 head cleans from your printer software and then printing some test pages to see if this has improved the situation.
If you have to do more after this point I would recommend leaving a few minutes between cleans to save super-heating (and potentially damaging the printhead).
Try printing a light stripes test page
(Troubleshooting, print quality problems, troubleshooting print quality page).
If you have loads of missing jets, run a couple of head cleans, if you see
improvement, it is worth running some more, if not, try switching off
overnight and rebooting next day. If it still won't clear, you may have a
If you do not appear to have many missing jets but the colours are all just wrong
it may be that the ink has gone stale. Run a couple of head cleans and you should
see the colours start to improve. If it is getting better, all you can do is keep
running head cleans until you have replenished all the ink in the printhead well.
Hope this helps.
Try printing a light stripes test page (Troubleshooting, print quality problems, troubleshooting print quality page).
If you do not appear to have many missing jets but the colours are all just wrong it may be that the ink has gone stale. Run a couple of head cleans and you should see the colours start to improve. If it is getting better, all you can do is keep running head cleans until you have replenished all the ink in the printhead well. This problem is common in situations where a lot of black and white printing is done, with very little colour. Alternatively, it could be that your wiper/cleaning blade is not cleaning the head properlyand is smearing the different coloured inks across the head, or possibly that yourprinthead is leaking colours but I think the first solution should solve your problem. Hope this helps.
Click Control Panel
Click Classic View
Right-mouse-click on your printer, and choose "printing preferences" or "properties".
There may be an option to control how "light" or "dark" the printing will be, i.e., use "less" or "more" ink per page.
Also, click "print test page", to ensure that the test-page has all 3 "primary" colours.
Also, click "clean ink cartridges", to try to repair any blockages inside the ink-cartridge.
Browns printing pink suggest the blue/yellow jets are clogged or not functioning.
If the uses head in cartridge type[that is with a sheet of contacts on the front of the cartridge- then take then out ,damp a tissue in some warm water an place on a plate or similar - then stand the cartriges in the damp tissue until the tissue turns colour - then replace the cartrdge.
If it is head in the printer
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