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HP 2600n - pages coated with blue toner. Inside

HP 2600n - pages coated with blue toner. Inside of printer covered with blue and magenta and yellow toner. Can you help me?

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  • cdiskin Sep 10, 2009

    Thank you for your response. How do I clean out the waste bin of the excess toner?

  • cdiskin Sep 10, 2009

    Thank you so much for your quick response and helpful information. You have pointed me in the right direction.



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Can be one off to issues.
1. If the toners are original HP?
The waste bin can get choked with toner, usually on the left hand side, the excess waste will then be forced out past the sealing blades, forming sprinkles on both the paper, and the black transfer belt. Usually shows when toner getting towards empty.
2. If the toners are recycled this will happen if the cartidge is not stripped and all the waste toner is not removed from waste bin, the waste bin will quickly overflow onto your page, and belt as before.
B. As these cartidges rarely are empty when the Printer tells you it is, the drill and fill merchants usually add a full charge of toner through a hole they drill in the toner hopper, creating toner overload. The excess toner is pushed out during the early printing process, quickly overfills a waste bin that hasn't been emptied, creating the problem youv'e got.
Proffessional recyclers supply supply quality toners, which we suspect you need to find.

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    Service engineers have a specialised vacume cleaner to remove toner, it is very fine and the filters in a standard vacum are not considered fine enough, the toner will just blow through into your work enviorment

    So if you have a service contract with HP you could give them a call, it is one issue they are obliged to send out an engineer for.

    I dont recommend using a damp cloth as your dealing with an electrical device but for external spills of toner you can use a damp cloth but ensure you only use cold water as hot water will melt the toner

    Sorry I cant be of more help



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First, make sure that the toner cartridges have enough toner. The toners may be exhausted. In case the toners are ok, the printer requires servicing/ cleaning of lenses and mirrors inside the printer.
Please refer here to my earlier solution to this problem, which was very helpful for the users of Color LaserJet 2600n Printer.

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