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Magenta fades, need mirrors cleaed, need instructions

How do you dissasemble a hp2600n printer to clean the mirrors

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I just cleaned the mirrors in my HP 2600n printer using those instructions. It takes about 2 hours to do, but it's easy if you just go slow and careful and follow those directions.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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The color red is dull when printing

I assume you've checked magenta toner cartridge level, and tried cleaning.
If so, the next thing to do is try cleaning the scanner mirror. On these models the mirror nearest the magenta toner builds up dust the most quickly, hence why it is the first colour to fade on prints. Only use dry swabs (no solvents) and compressed clean air on the mirrors.

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The Magenta colour on my 2605dn is no longer coming out properly (very faint). The cartridge was replaced by made no difference. All other cartridge colours work fine. Tried cleaning and calibrating but...

A faded magenta on this model is probably a dirty scanner mirror.
The printer design puts a fan in an area that blows magenta toner directly at the laser scanner.
The more toner on the mirror, the more faded the print.
You will need to remove the scanner and clean it.

Nov 02, 2010 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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This printer has stopped printing reds and oranges correctly ? they are faded. Changed the toners & no difference

Print a "Config Report" from the printers menu...If u notice that the fourth square on the left side (fourth being the bottom square) for Magenta (reds and orange) is missing or very faded, this could indicate that the optical mirrors inside the printer have to be cleaned...Design flaw. ESP..if changing toners doesn't work and your your faded issue is with Magenta (Pink, red, or orange) colours are the only faded ones...With this design flaw in the optical mirrors, magenta mirror is the first to be affected!
Hope this helps!!!! I work in the industry :)

Feb 22, 2010 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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Red prints a faded orange to yellow even though new toner cartridges have been installed? Any suggestions

imagen.jpg?w=399&h=138Well look this picture, (the children) are exactly the same, printed with the same cartridges are just in different printers. The right has all its correct tones, and the left is pale, clear, as if he lacked the magenta hue.
Mirror dirty laser scanner
The laser mirrors get dirty due to many things, the main blame lies about hp, and who had no rubber gaskets to "optical box" as it says, and the dust that comes in, causing us to blow a printer or same internal fan of the printer is stored in the bottom of the printer to finish the last piece together the laser mirror is the magenta, and that's why when the printer form the mirror image and transfer it to go faulty because the mirror does not project well in the dust which is on the surface. Thus forming the image pale color and lack of final results.
What should we do?
Clean mirrors, p ut to reach them we must completely disarm the printer, which is why I will leave some links to download the manuals.
1) Service Manual Printer hp2600n (English), just for reference but also helps explains how to get to certain parts of the printer, and tell us where are all the sprig, I recommend first ojearlo
I downloaded here: 20of% 20servicio% 20Hp2600n? Uc = 1
Now lower the compressed file that says "LaserJet 2600n Series
2) Manual cleaning of the laser (translated into Spanish), I was compiling info from and forums, there are people who have disarmed the printer, and good will compile this information and there is a detailed manual with photos and 23 steps, and also gives details of the tools to use.
Click Here 20of% 20servicio% 20Hp2600n? Uc = 1
Now lower the word document that says "dismantling the printer to clean the laser"

Feb 22, 2010 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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Hp 2600n faded printing

you need to take the scanner out (not very easy to do)unless you are a printer tech.
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Magenta cartridge not working despite being full

This happens due to Laser sCANNER Contamination.

Light Output that typically starts fading along the outside edges of the media. The first noticable color would be Magenta.

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 eazily.

Also, please ensure that the printer is relocated from the current location to a more dust free zone.

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You need to clean all the "widows" inside the laser unit too. Cleaning only the mirrors will not do any good. You can use some Methylated Spirits to clean it propperly.

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