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My 8x10 photos have half a blue tint and half a yellow tint. I cleaned the heads and aligned the print cartridges and that didn't make a difference. Working with a HP2610. Thanks! Leslie

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Step 1 - Check the ink levels

  1. Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:Open HP Director , select the Settings menu, then the Print Settings submenu, and finally the Printer Toolbox
    • Open Printers and Faxes in the Windows Control Panel , then right-click your printer icon and choose Properties . Click Printing Preferences . Click the Services tab, then the Service This Device icon.The Printer Toolbox opens. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab. A cartridge may be running out of ink even if the graphic shows ink remaining (see the note at the start of this section). Lines or streaks always appear in printouts when the cartridges begin to run out of ink. Replace print cartridges that are out of ink or low on ink. Step 2 - Check the printer settings
      1. In the program being used for printing, click File , and then click Print The Print window opens.Make sure the appropriate product is selected, and then click Preferences or Properties .The Preferences/Properties window opens.Click the Printing Shortcuts tab.
      2. Consider modifying some or all of the options in the Printing Shortcuts menu to increase print quality.Print quality : If the quality of the printouts is not acceptable, try increasing the print quality. To print more quickly, try decreasing the print quality.Paper type : If one of the options matches the paper type exactly, select it instead of Automatic .Paper size : Make sure that this option matches the paper loaded in the product.To see additional options, click the Advanced tab, and then click Advanced Features .The Advanced Features window opens. Consider changing the following option:Ink volume : Adjust the amount of ink that prints on a page. For lighter images (less ink), drag the slider to the left. For darker images (more ink), drag the slider to the right. The lighter the ink volume, the more quickly the printout dries.
      Step 3 - Run the clean print cartridges utility
      1. Press the Setup button.Use the arrow keys to select Tools and then press the OK button.Select Clean Print Cartridge and then press OK . The device prints a test page.Examine the test page. If the print quality of the page is good, stop here. If the print quality is bad, go on to the next step for further cleaning.Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:
        • Open HP Director , select the Settings menu, then the Print Settings submenu, and finally the Printer Toolbox .
        • If the HP Director method does not work, open Printers and Faxes in the Windows Control Panel , then right-click your printer icon and choose Properties . Click on Printing Preferences . Click the Services tab, then the Service This Device icon.
      2. The Printer Toolbox opens. On the Device Services tab, click Clean the Print Cartridges , then follow the on-screen instructions. Up to three levels of cleaning are available. Discard or recycle the page that prints.
      Step 4 - Print a diagnostic page
      1. From the product control panel, press * and # simultaneously, and then release both buttons.
      2. Press 1 , 2 , and then 3 . The Service menu appears.
      3. Press the right arrow button (my 8x10 photos have half a blue tint and half a - c01150415.jpg ) twice. The Special Reports menu opens.
      4. Press OK .
      5. Press the right arrow button (c01150415.jpg ) once. The Print Cartridge menu opens.
      6. Press OK . The diagnostic page prints.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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    Nalin DSouza Jun 24, 2009


    Step 5: Note which cartridges printed which areas of the diagnostic page



    Identify which cartridge printed which part of the diagnostic page, so
    that if you find defects on the page, you know which cartridge is the
    problem.
    However,
    you can install different combinations of ink cartridges in your
    printer, and different cartridge combinations print different
    diagnostic page patterns. The diagnostic page might not look exactly
    like the example presented here, but the right and left cartridges
    print in the same areas of the page no matter which cartridges are
    installed.




    Figure 3: Diagnostic page layout (the patterns in each area might look slightly different on your page)


    1 - Printed by the right cartridge



    2 - Printed by the left cartridge
















    NOTE:



    If
    you are printing in reserve mode (one cartridge is missing), the area
    of the diagnostic page where that cartridge prints is blank.







    Step 6: Look for defects

    In
    general, if the printer and print cartridges are working properly, the
    patterns (which look like grids of lines) should contain few or no
    missing lines. Also, the colors of the patterns and bars should be
    approximately the same as the color dots on the print cartridge label.














    NOTE:



    Do
    not compare the colors on your diagnostic page to the colors on this
    Web page. Unless your monitor is calibrated, the colors will not be
    correct. Instead, compare the colors on the page to the colors dots on
    the print cartridge label. While the color dots may not be perfectly
    accurate, they are likely to be more accurate than the colors on the
    monitor.








    Missing lines or streaked bars

    If a pattern shows more than a few missing lines, or a bar is streaked, that print cartridge is not functioning properly.




    Figure
    4: The right cartridge (a photo cartridge) shows missing lines and a
    streaked bar - the cartridge is not functioning properly





    Figure
    5: The left cartridge (a tri-color cartridge) shows missing lines and a
    streaked bar - the cartridge is not functioning properly


    If your diagnostic page shows missing lines or streaked bars,

    click here to continue troubleshooting

    .





    Color mix

    If
    the color of the patterns or bars is very different from the color dots
    on the cartridge label, the cartridge is not functioning properly.

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    Nalin DSouza Jun 24, 2009


    Figure
    7: The color of one of the left cartridge bars is very different from
    the color on the cartridge label - the cartridge is not functioning
    properly


    If your diagnostic page shows colors that are very different from the colors on the cartridge label,

    click here to continue troubleshooting

    .






    Missing colors

    If any of the color blocks or patterns is entirely missing, the cartridge is not functioning properly.




    Figure 8: The yellow pattern and bar for the left (tri-color) cartridge is missing

    If any of the patterns or color blocks is entirely missing,

    click here to continue troubleshooting

    .






    Ink smears

    If the diagnostic page shows smeared ink, you may need to clean your cartridges.




    Figure 9: Left (black) cartridge shows smeared ink

    If your diagnostic page shows smeared ink,

    click here to continue troubleshooting

    .



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