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Scan is too light

When I scan documents, the scan is not dark enough. I've looked for adjustment features and have not found them.

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    Ssame problem, scans outputs are too light...

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    when I scan docs they are to lite to read/print.

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Roshan89
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SOURCE: Scanner

Check the power and the data (USB) cables in the printer...check both ends...
Check :-
# The printer powers on properly
# There also can be problems with the printer driver
# and also internal printers....
Try reinstalling the printer driver...

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Posted on Jul 31, 2008

SOURCE: MX310 Scanning feature

Hi have you tried selecting print through file menu as this gives you the option of changing the resolution by going to properties and selecting best photo. Hope this helps,

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

TomSolomon
  • 50 Answers

SOURCE: My scanner scans, but the scanned document looks

It's a probably a setting that's adjusted way too high. Look for the brightness setting.

Hope I helped,
Tom

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

Sovi
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SOURCE: Does not print dark enough to read. Changed toner

Steps . The first troubleshooting step an owner can take is to make sure that the plastic protective tape on the new black cartridge is off.
Next,calibrate the HP printer. One thing to remember is that every time there is a need for a new printer cartridge, calibration is one of the steps to perform right after loading. You can run "Self Test Diagnostic," as well as, "Print Cartridge Alignment" in order to get the black ink to work.
You can also try cleaning the black ink cartridge. Remove the blank ink cartridge from the HP printer; use a cotton swab to clean the laser or scanner block. Wipe away dirt, grime or any dried ink that may prevent ink from flowing. You can also try cleaning the printer heads.


  • If you are having issues on an HP Laserjet printer, go to the menu, click "Diagnostics," then print the "PQ Troubleshooting Pages." If black ink does not print, go to "Disable the Cartridge" and switch the magenta and black cartridges on the menu. Then, print the pages again. If black ink does not print, then the problem may be the toner cartridge.

    At times, when black ink does not print, it can signify a problem with a printer's laser. The owner of a HP printer may see an error on the LCD screen, indicating that there is a problem with the laser assembly.

    Another problem could be the wiring connection at the laser or scanner; check if the plugs are loose. Contact HP Support for further assistance.

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    Sending Faxes

    The operation flow of sending faxes is as follows.

    1. Load the original on the platen glass or on the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF).

      Platen Glass

      1. Lift the document cover (1).
      2. Place the original in landscape orientation and align the upper corner of it with the alignment mark (2) as shown in the figure below.

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    2. Press the button.

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    4. Pressing the l_mark.jpg (left) button decreases the contrast, and pressing the r_mark.jpg (right) button increases the contrast.

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    You can adjust the image quality (fax resolution) of the document you send. The higher you set the image quality setting, the better the output quality will be at the other end, but the longer it will take for the transmission. Adjust the image quality according to the type of document you are sending.

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    I wanna send a fax


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