Question about HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

1 Answer

Grayish Page Color & Toner Deposits on Black Transfer Belt

My HP2600n worked perfectly for the last 1 1/2 years, with the original supplied cartridges, for small home office use. I replaced the black cartridge w/ OfficeMax remanufactured one. First few copies were okay, then all pages had a grayish dirty looking background. I ran every possible test and cleaning commands possible. I checked your site for possible help tips, and carefully cleaned the transfer belt with soft tissue and lint free coffee filters. Still no help. I reinstalled the original HP cartridge which still had some life to it - but problem continued. I contacted HP and ran through diagnostics on e-mail chat w/ a technician. Multiple cleanings, color calibrations, etc. He concluded it must a black transfer belt problem. The belt has no visible damage to it and did work perfectly until recently. The belt seems to gather a lot of toner dust, seems more reddish in color. Even after I clean it off, it returns after just running one copy of a document. The colored catridges all still show 27% capacity. I should hope I do not have to replace the catridges yet due to expense. Could any of the colored cartridges have developed a "leak" or problem that is causing the belt to get too much toner? Or does the transfer belt somehow degrade in quality and require replacement? This printer has not seen an excessive amount of use and I'm at my wits end trying to resolve this problem. Your advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    Absolutely describes what I'm dealing with. Tried cleaning etc. as well, but no luck.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    I have the same problem, except that when I print only black (or grayscale) it is clear as can be, no grayish all over the page and no vertical color streaks.

  • jc51962 Mar 10, 2009

    I also have the same problem and it occured at approximately the same time frame. I have replaced my black cartridge three times in the 2 years I have owned it and replaced all the color cartidges once each. I also have been unable to resolve this problem on my own or with the HP technical support.

  • dyeagy Mar 10, 2009

    Perfect description of the same problem and same time frame as the others.

  • ajb427 Mar 10, 2009

    I'm having exactly the same problem. Very frustrating. Nothing seems to work!

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    exactly the same problem.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 34 Answers

Sorry to say this but your cartridges are bad. There are GREAT remaufactured cartridges out there and there are LOTS of BAD ones too. If you do not work directly with a local toner cartridge remanufacturer, you will end up with poor quality cartridges.

There NEVER should be a lot of dirt on the transfer belt. If there is then the cartridges are leaking.

FYI these carts can',t take high heat. Was this printer stored for a while in a hot place?

As for the 27% left, let it be known that these counts are rarely accurate.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dell 2145cn Print is faded in middle of page


Check the transfer belt, also get a air spray can, look for the opening to the laser unit inside unit on top side, spray opening to remove dust or toner deposits. Lastly check fuser, it should have a uniform coating on it, if it looks faded in the corresponding area of fades you will have to change. Hope it helps.

Jun 24, 2013 | Dell 2145cn Multifunction Colour Laser...

8 Answers

Color Print Quality


In my experience, the fuser has always been the cause of the lines.

Jul 09, 2008 | Ricoh CL3000E Laser Printer

1 Answer

I'm printing Microsoft Word 2008 for mac files to an HP2600n printer and the tables with shading that has any blue in it comes out black. Why? Why?


It's possible that the Cyan toner is low or depleted. If so, the printer will print the blue areas in black. This is a possible way to check:

1. Open your Applications folder and double click on "System Preferences."
2. When it opens, click on the printer icon with "Print & Scan" underneath it.
3. Click on the HP2600 printer on the left, then click "Options & Supplies"
4. Click on "Supply Levels." Check the Cyan toner cartridge. If it's low, then you'll have to buy and install a new one.

Here is a link to the HP cartridge page.

You'll have to consult the information that came with the printer on how to replace the cartridge.

Aug 14, 2012 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

1 Answer

Excess cyan toner is on electrostatic transfer sheet even after wiping it. All black and white pages are printed with cyan background.I am even using original cartridges.


Since you have Cyan toner in places where it should not be then the only possible cause is a defective Cyan Toner cartridge. I worked on one just last week where the customer complained about Magenta toner on their prints. I also noticed Magenta toner on the Transfer Belt just as you see Cyan toner on the Transfer Belt. I replaced the Magenta Toner Cartridge and everything cleared up nicely. The Transfer Belt Unit can also cause similar problems but it would not be ONLY one color like Cyan. It would be a mixture of all colors. My bet is replace the Cyan toner and you will be fine. If you have an old empty one just shake it up a bit and try it as well. This might allow you to verify before buying a new cartridge.
Good Luck and Thank You for using Fixya.
Wheatland Services

Feb 06, 2011 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

1 Answer

BLACK TONER SUPPLY ERROR


For anyone with a similar issue viewing this page (like me), first take a look at this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipw1RjwzUDg
You want to follow those instructions and see if they work for you. If they don't, which they probably won't, take a look inside the black toner transfer unit (by removing the metal plate with the 5 screws, see video for further instructions), if the transfer unit is empty then this probably means the printer does not supply enough toner to the transfer unit. You could compare the amount of toner inside the transfer unit with that of another colour and you'll will probably find that there is comparatively barely any black toner in there. A temporary fix would be to manually add toner to the transfer unit by simply pouring it in there, after which the printer should print perfectly again. You might need to actually drill a hole in the black toner cartridge or buy a toner refill kit. Of course this is only a temporary fix and you'll have to do it again once you get the same error message. Unfortunately I'm not yet aware of a permanent solution.

Nov 20, 2008 | Samsung CLP 300 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Poor color printing


sound like the printer need a good cleaning. including the toner opening.
The toner may be expired. as the color pigment deteriorated with age.
usual color pigment store in a dry and cool place can last 2 years, if lefted out in the printer, it may only give you max 1 year.

Nov 04, 2008 | Samsung CLP-500 Laser Printer

2 Answers

Ricoh Aficio cl2000


Most of the time when I find this happening on a printer, not just Ricoh's it turns out to be the PCU (photo conductor unit). The color PCU is one unit and the black is a seperate unit. Hope this helps.

Dec 17, 2007 | Ricoh Aficio CL2000 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Quality of printing


For the black line check the toner cartridge roller (usually covered by a movable flap) to see if there is a black line on it. If not, then check the transfer belt (looks similar to a conveyor belt) for a line (probably not black in color, possibly white or grayish). If either of these parts have a line your best option is to replace that part. You could try cleaning VERY gently with a dry lint-free cloth but this may only clear up a little of the issue.

As for the fold, try running a paper path test, usually found under test, information, or diagnostic menu option on the printer itself. Try to find anything in the paper path that may catch the paper and cause it to fold.

Hope this helps!

Nov 27, 2007 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

3 Answers

Transfer belt on hp2600n


the definitive guide to several maintenance tasks on the 2600
step-by-step, with photos!

thanks for the link scoob2070!
e

Aug 31, 2007 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer Logo

623 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Seeker5211
Seeker5211

Level 3 Expert

1089 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...