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HP LJ 2600n


I am a printer service engineer, now i am facing a problem with magenta printing. pure mgenta color and its combination print outs come fady only. other colors working properly.


i am already replaced new magenta catridge, reistall the printer driver and check cable also.


the system OS is Windows2000 Pro.


suggest a solution for it.


thanking you,




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This last link worked for me. Took an hour, cleaned the mirrors and works like new.Thanks.

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I found this link on google and it sounds like i will resolve that problem both you and i were having witht he fading magenta.

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Dear Sir, I have one HP Color LJ 2500 Printer. Problem is that when I am taking printout all colors are not coming. Red Color and others colors are missing except black one. Model number: C9706A

I have worked/ serviced similar Laserjet Color Printer with same issue.
Actually, prints with faded colors or different colors are due the the dust/ toner dust accumulated on the optics (mirrors and lenses) inside the printer, which refect the laser beams to form prints. For instance, red color is formed by a mix of yellow and magenta toners. The color is replaced by yellow due the the partial or complete blocking of the image laser beam for
magenta as the mirrors which reflect laser beam get covered with dust and toner (which partially blocks the laser beams). Hence the image is not produced properly. This needs professional hands for servicing and cleaning of the optics inside the printer. Note that first magenta goes off, followed by yellow, then cyan and lastly black. This is due to the mirrors placement inside the printer. Magenta is the last one facing upwards at 45 degrees angle and gets most of the dust and goes off first.

Rest assure that the printer requires ONLY CLEANING OF THE MIRRORS, which are inside the printer. So, it is advised that you get the printer serviced by any printer repair/ service professional. (Please note that the mirrors, lenses and scanner assembly inside such printers is extremely complex and can get damaged very easily especially the mirrors).

Hope it would help. If you need any clarification, let me know
Good Luck!

Apr 08, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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Color is offset and blurred. There is no problem printing in black. Printing test page shows the same symptoms.

The color of HP LJ 2600n fades due to following reasons
1. the color cartridge near to empty 2. due to dust on reflection mirrors inside the printer
if the color cartridges are OK, then you need help of HP technician support, because cleaning of mirrors is very technical in nature for 2600n.
Dusty Environments can lead to Laser Scanner Contamination. The dust layer on the mirrors prevents proper transmission of the laser output in the imaging system leading to faded colors on the printed page. The initial stages of this failure typically occur in the magenta or yellow color planes as faded or light color. Often the left side is more faded than the middle.
You may need to contact the nearest Authorized Service Tech and get teh Laser Scanner replaced with the new released service part that has a mirror in a location where the dust ideally cannot reach easily.
Also, please ensure that the printer is relocated from the current location to a more dust free zone.
Hope this helps, if so do rate the solution

Jan 08, 2011 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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the problem is due to scanner mirror have to clean the scanner mirror.

Oct 26, 2009 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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you need to take the scanner out (not very easy to do)unless you are a printer tech.
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Every page covered in magenta and black won't print across the page

This is caused by toner contamination in the laser scanner unit, it is quite a complex job removing and cleaning the laser scanner. I would suggest you contact HP regarding the repair.

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If the magenta is low the waste bin may be full and that may be causing the problem. If this is the case you need to change the toner. You can try calibrating the printer. You may have to do this 3 times in a row for it to make a difference.
Press Select-check mark button
Use arrows to go to Print Quality
Press Select-check mark button
Use arrows to go to Calibrate Color
Press Select-check mark button
Use arrows to go to Calibrate Now
Press Select-check mark button
Press Select to Confirm Calibrate Now

Jul 31, 2008 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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HP Color LaserJet 2600n

First of all clean the contacts in the printer for the magenta cartridge, if there is no improvement replace the magenta cartridge, if that doesn't work come back to me

Jun 12, 2008 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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Can't color balance 2605

well, the density is actually a combination of two aspects. The original document settings, especially in color transforms. Usually, the software will have a transform specific for the printer. In my experiences, trying to tweak the printer for each print job, can cause extreme frustration. Check the software manual for settings for your printer, and perhaps you'll get closer to this solution.

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