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Deteriorating Print Quality

I have a friend who bought an HP Photosmart C3180 all in one ink jet printer/copier/scanner/fax to use with a Mac notebook computer.  The print from the machine starts fine for maybe a half page but then begins to fade and skip lines gradually getting worse.  Installing new print carteridges does not help.  The carteridge looks fine.  Any suggestions?

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  • Maltesecross Nov 12, 2007

    I have the same problem of half a page printing from a computer file fine, the bottom half fading out completely. Not a cartridge problem, because photocopies print out fine.

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This is Maltesecross. Turns out that the faintness of my printed pages was in fact due to a low ink cartridge, even though some pages printed out fine and others half-good. Eventually, all pages turned faint, and upon re-installing the driver, I got a low-ink warning (the first one ever). Putting in a new ink cartridge solved the problem for me.

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