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Re: Regional Codes for Europe
I looked at the problem you have, I worked with HP before in All-in-one.
My personel advice is that please do not make any changes on your own.
The printer region can be changed only three times, so be carefull.
I suggest you to contact HP chat support, this support is free of cost.
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This happensregularlyin somemodels when thealignmentofpaper is notdone correctly.If the cartridgedoes not have agood print quality, the scannercan notcorrectly read thealignment andalignmentrepeatedseveral timesuntil you getit right. Checkthe alignmentwith cartridgesin excellent condition.
Well I had the exact same problem with a C3180 bought in the USA and I moved to France. I called the HP tech support and after I bought 5 brand new cartridges upon their recommendation we haven't been able to print the 10 tap test page
I recommend that you try doing that before you call them otherwise you will be wasting your time
To print the 10 tap test page you need to press simultaneously CANCEL and START COLOR COPY. I couldn't print the 10 tap test page because the printer will not recognize the cartridges bought in France (START COLOR COPY and START BLACK COPY blinking + E in front of COPIES)
If somebody knows an alternate method to print the 10 tap test page, please share it as this is the blocking point with HP support
Are you using a factory new ink cartridge? Please consider the following: If you are using a refilled or third party cartridge that may well be your problem.Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges. They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead. If you are using factory new cartridges, then please call the manufacturers Technical Support for assistance with the warranty on the cartridges Don
HP (maybe other manufacturers too) distribute locally. So the cartridges are more expensive here then anywhere else.
The costs are caused maybe by tax, logistics, but also by regional conditions.
F.e: Customers in Asia buy cartridges for lower costs than in Europe due to GDP.
So the only way is to call HP (phone, chat, mail) and request new codes for the printer. The codes will never be publicated to prevent missuse.
Currently, it's a very convoluted process involving a phone call to HP tech support. Unless things have changed, you are also restricted to changing the region code 3 times over the lifetime of the printer. Having said that...see this page here at FixYa:
Hey Regional setting are only for computer, they does not do anything with the printer setting. Check out the device manager entries if showing the drivers are correctly installed. Also check that you have the right updates for printer from Microsoft.com
This is news to me. I would contact HP on that because if it is the case, they can get you the correct ink. Those numbers on their are usually the same accross the board. Being that I sell HP supplies, I wasn't aware of this.
My suggestion: Don't buy HP. I have the same region coding problem. All I want to do is buy HP ink, put it in my HP printer and print stuff. Too hard. I've wasted 30 pounds on ink and another 30 pounds on "support" phone calls to HP. Hopeless. I will never buy HP again. Waste of time and money.