I have an HP Officejet 6110 All-in-One printer. When I print something, it prints fine until it gets about 1/2 way down the page then the ink is very light for several lines (~1 ") but it gets "normal" again. It does this at the same area on every page no matter what paper we load or how many pages we print. What's the issue?
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Press menu and then press the Right Arrow key until you get to maintenance screen then press enter. Option 2 is you align print cartridges. Automatic cartridge alignment Perform the following steps to align the ink cartridges:
1. Disconnect the power cord from the unit, wait five seconds, and then plug it back in. This will reinitialize the unit. 2. Print another alignment test page. If the Press Enter to align message is not currently on the front panel display, complete the following steps to print an alignment page: 1. Press Setup or Menu on the front panel (depending on the model). 2. Press the right arrow button (>) until Maintenance or Tools is displayed, and then press Enter or OK (depending on the model). 3. Press the right arrow button (>) until Align Print Cartridges is displayed, and then press Enter or OK (depending on the model). 3. To determine if the automatic alignment is functioning correctly, look into the output tray as the alignment page is printing; a blue light should be visible periodically on the page as the cartridges move back and forth. If this light is not visible, the product will not be able to align the cartridges and will require service. Service the product. 4. If the blue light is visible and the alignment pages are printing correctly, but the alignment pages still fails, there still may be a hardware problem with the unit. If there are no other printing problems and you wish to continue, use the information in the Bypassing the ink cartridge alignment section below to bypass the alignment. The information from last successful alignment will be used. If the message keeps reappearing or other print quality problems occur, service the product.
When you refill an HP cartridge there is a chip on some that tells the printer how many pages have been printed. This doesn't get reset when it gets refilled in a majority of the refill places. So you will have to ignore the low ink warning on those cartridges or get them done somewhere else like a Cartridge World.
If in fact the ink tank is chipped, then they generally can't be refilled without resetting the chip.
printer problem call up hp at 1-800-474-6836 and ask them for an upgraded printer which you will get at 50-60% cheaper than the original and its a factory new printer.But it is definitly not free. What you have right now is a hardware problem and the printer is dying so change it fast while this offer is available
I just noticed in the link to your forum item that additional text appears that does not appear in the item itself. It looks like you are getting a message telling you to press Enter to align your print carriage. This is a common step after you replace an ink cartridge. According to HP.com, here's what you are supposed to do:
"A message will appear in the front panel display requesting that the ink cartridges be aligned. Press Enter to start the cartridge alignment. Two pages will print. Following the instructions printed on the second page, place the first page on the scanner glass in the lower-right corner and then press Enter to finish aligning the cartridges. Remove the page from the scanner glass when complete".
Here are some HP support links that might be helpful... and a couple questions to consider.
Q: Is your new cartridge one of these listed below?
"The HP Officejet 6100 series and HP Digital Copier Printer 410 products use the print cartridges listed below: * HP 56 black print cartridge * HP 57 tri-color print cartridge * HP 58 photo cartridge (replaces the HP 56 black print cartridge for six-ink photo printing)"
info from: Installing a Print Cartridge http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00004340&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&rule=12548&product=79477
Is your new cartridge a refilled cartridge? Some times those have special challenges. Has your cartridge been sitting a while in the box, maybe in a warm spot? Some times even new cartridges dry out a little. Was your old cartridge low or completely gone? Just as a test, if you put it back in your printer does the old cartridge work? Any printer error messages? Can you print a test page or an alignment page for your black cartridge?
These might be too many questions but here are some HP support links with some How To information for getting more answers. Please let me know if any of these are helpful.
see also: Slow or No Response from Printer http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?rule=11882&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=79477
this should work for all 5500 hp printers
i hope this helps you out
richard from chicago
i just noticed you have the wrong cartage
you need hp 57 color
that will make all the difference :-)
HP Officejet 5500 series
All-in-One modelBlack cartridge Color cartridge
HP Officejet 5505
HP Officejet 5508
HP Officejet 5515
HP Officejet 5510, HP Officejet 5510xi, HP Officejet 5510v
HP Officejet 5600 series
Replacing the print cartridges
Turn on the HP Officejet, and lift open the print-carriage access door.
The print carriage will move into the access area.
Figure 1: Opening the print-carriage access door
After the carriage stops moving, push down on the top of the print cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out of the slot.
Figure 2: Removing the print cartridgeNOTE:
It is normal to see ink buildup in the print cartridge slots.
Remove the new print cartridge from the packaging and gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab.
Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzles. Install the cartridge immediately upon removing the tape to prevent ink from drying in the nozzles.
Figure 3: Removing the plastic tape
Push the new print cartridge into the appropriate slot at a slight angle, until it clicks into place.
Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot. It must slide in at a slight angle.
Figure 4: Inserting the print cartridge
Close the print-carriage access door.
Aligning the print cartridges
The HP Officejet will prompt you to align the print cartridges every time you install a new print cartridge to assure high-quality output.
When the message displays, press OK .
The HP Officejet will print an alignment page.
Place the alignment page face down on the left front corner of the glass with the top of the page facing the left side.
Press OK .
The HP Officejet will align the print cartridges and display Alignment Complete .