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My HP LaserJet 2605dn is printing pictures with a bluish tone

My pictures look washed out and bluish. I have replaced all toner cartridges recently.

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  • sandy552 Dec 23, 2008

    They are HP brand

  • MaryMarie Jan 06, 2009

    All the colors are washed out, and when I look to the printer supply levels, it doesn't even list ANY cartridges. It used too, last month, show the black only, but now nothing. They are all brand NEW color and black cartridges. If this doesn't get fixed, I just spent $350 in ink that can't be used in another printer!!! FRUSTRATED!!!!!! HELPP!!!

  • DeJudge May 11, 2010

    Are your replacment toners HP brand, or recycled toners?

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1. If you have checked Economode setting (sam88kid), and still have problem.
Run cleaning page off printer, then do color calibration, follow up with configeration page. If you still have the problem, your last resort may to try the Cyan toner in another printer.
Next you should contact HP helpline direct as the cyan toner should be considered defective and should be replaced under warranty, either directly by HP or through your suppling retailer.
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Check the Colour management in printer driver on the computer - set this to Automatic.
On the printer or The HP ToolboxFX, check to see if Economode is turned on (under Print Quality) which reduces the print quality.

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