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Color printing problems

Only in the last couple of days I have had problems printing color docs with my 2000C. If I print a solid green circle, as the paper comes out, the first part is green but the middle part is off color and more blue & faded and then the last part is green. I thought this would mean that I was out or low on yellow ink but I printed my ink levels and all colors are over half full. This problem also happens on different colors that wouldn't indicate a shortage of yellow. I love my printer but I can't justify spending hundreds of dollars for someone to look at it. Should I just go by a new one? If you have any idea about my problem, let me know. Thanks!

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Re: color printing problems

I believe you are losing pressure on one or more of the ink pumps located beneath the cartridges. This is normally caused by breakage of "bongo" pad or pads and can have all sorts of strange results when it occurs. Check beneath all your ink cartridges. all 4 white pads should be upright and not flat against the base, and all 4 should feel about the same when pushed down for backward up spring pressure. Visit web site below for much more detailed information about this problem.
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Re: color printing problems


My name is Vikram Kumar Thumu, from India-Hyderabad. I have seen your message on the issue related to color issues with Printer . I would like to provide my suggestions on the issue. I hope that this should work for you and will resolve the issue.

Well, these type of issues could happen due to below causes:

1. Due to refilled ink cartidges
2. Due to corrupted Printer software.
3. Color ink cartridges are low.
4. Color ink cartridge is with dust or if Color ink cartridge slot contacts ( Electrical Contacts ) are not clean.
5. if the ink cartridges are seated incorrectly...

To isolate and to resolve the issue, I recommend youu to try below solutions.

Solution 1 :

Please open below link in the new Internet Explorer. Copy and Paste the link at the address bar and then click GO. This will open a web page that titles as " HP Inkjet Cartridges and Media - Cleaning the Contacts "

Link :

Once if you open web page, please perform the steps that are mentioned in web page to clean ink carttidges. I hope that this should resolve the issue. If the issue still persists then try next solution...

Solution 2 :

Please open below link in the new Internet Explorer. Copy and Paste the link at the address bar and then click GO. This will open a web page that titles as " HP Inkjet Cartridges - Resolving Banding, Missing Dots, or White Streaks in Printed Output "

Link :

Once if you open web page, I suggest you to perform the steps that are mentioned under " Cleaning the cartridge electrical contacts " in the web page . I hope that this should resolve the issue. If the issue still persists then try next solution...

Solution 3:

Please try to Calibrate the ink cartridges of Printer, you can calibrate by using Printer properties under preferences and under Services Tab.

Please refer to user Manual for more instructions on this issue.

Solution 4:

try to uninstall and reinstall the Printer software.

This should resolve the issue for you.

If you need any further assistance on the issue, you can mail me at . I'll be glad to help you.


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