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HP Laser 2200 d

We have a HP Laser 2200 d that was bought in 2002.  When we print it looks like the text is repeated on the paper all the way down in a residual ink. It is much dimmer and shadowy and overall looks dirty.  I am not sure if I buy a new cartridge if this will be remedied or if this is somehow a bigger problem.  We have followed the cleaning technique from the user manual and have called tech support, but our printer is out of warranty and they suggest buying a new one.  Just wondering if anyone has any ideas?

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Re: HP Laser 2200 d

Make a print and stop in the middle of the printing by openning the door, take out the cartridge is it doing it?

if yes 1- change the toner   2- if no then it is the fuser ( where it comes out HOT

You will have to weigh the cost of replacing these two items vs getting a new printer.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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• Cotton swabs or other soft, lint-free material that will not stick
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To prepare to clean

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3. Repeat this process until no ink residue or dust appears on the swab.
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