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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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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....
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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

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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,

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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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).
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    Contrast is the degree of difference between light and dark. Increasing the scan contrast setting further blackens dark areas and whitens bright areas, whereas decreasing the contrast setting reduces the difference between bright and dark areas. You can adjust the contrast among three contrast levels.

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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.

    1. Press the button.

    2. Press the button two times.

    3. Press the l_mark.jpg (left) or r_mark.jpg (right) button to select the resolution.



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    Suitable for fine-print documents.


    Suitable for photographs.

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    Adjust the width of the document guides (1)
    to fit the actual size of the document.
    2 Insert the document (up to 10 pages) FACE
    DOWN (2) until a single beep is heard and
    the unit grasps the document.
    L If the document guides are not adjusted
    to fit the document, re-adjust them.
    3 If necessary, press {A} or {B} repeatedly to
    select the desired resolution.
    4 Press {DIGITAL SP-PHONE}.
    5 Dial the fax number.
    6 When a fax tone is heard:
    Press {FAX/START}.
    When the other party answers your call:
    Ask them to press their start button. When
    the fax tone is heard, press {FAX/START

    To redial the last number
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    2. Press {SET}.
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    redial the number up to 2 times.
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    the other pages (up to 10 at a time) before the
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