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Hl 1650 printing dark (!) pages

When printing, the entire page has a gray background - what can be the cause of the problem? The output is unusable.

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Replace the toner cartride. I just had the exact same problem, and this cured it instantly!! Bob K.

Posted on Jul 05, 2007

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Print Quality Issues

Posted on Jun 08, 2007

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1. Charge – Print Quality (PQ) -- The charge roller evenly distributes a negative charge on the photoconductor (PC) drum. This evenly distributed charge acts as the film that is discharged (exposed) by the laser to create the latent image.
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if you have a laser printer you may need to clean the printer or install a new drum cartridge, if it is ink-jet you will have to clean the bottom of the ink cradle it sound like you getting grey background from a toner/drum cartridge.

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The problem cannot BE solved. It's yet ANOTHER Vista screw-up.

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"No matter what I try - every page from Jarte prints out with an UNWANTED gray
This does not always happen when I print from the web, make copies or print from
Microsoft Word. I ran diagnostics on my printer HP PSC1510 and it's fine.
Test pages print ok, too.
Please help - I had Jarte on my last laptop (Windows XP), it worked very well
and I liked it much better than MS Word."

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"The problem you encountered is a bug in Windows Vista. You will see the same problem when using WordPad on Windows Vista. As you have noticed, not all programs are affected by the bug. The problem is occurring because you are using a Windows color scheme that uses a gray background color for text windows. Unfortunately, the only work around is to specify white as the background color to use for text windows. Hopefully, Microsoft will correct the problem in a future Windows Vista service pack."

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