Question about HP PhotoSmart 7550 InkJet Printer
I have not had this problem before. My HP 7550 inkjet is printing with faint lines, and there is a discoloration, almost faded out areas when I print. I have cleaded and changed the cartridges. Does anyone know whay this is happening? The printer has been great, and is 6 years old, I am thinking it may just be done?
My first guess is that it is a cartridge issue, due to these printers having the print head as part of the cartridge, there is nothing else, it makes the whole cartridge the only printing item. Ensure the carts are not old (exp date) and that they are HP, With that all understood as I now see that you must due to owning it for 6 years, then you could try to clean the contacts on machine's "cartridge holder" and give that a clean too while your at it cause it may be the problem here (see below)
If a inkjet printer lasts 3 years you would be doing well, and you've had 6. Exceptional!
HP Photosmart printers may print images with white lines or single color streaks. This issue can be caused by ink that has dried in the ink nozzles or by debris that is blocking the ink nozzles. The ink cartridges and the and printer cradle should be cleaned. Clean the ink cartridges with the ink cartridge cleaning utility in the HP Printer Toolbox. Also, clean the ink cartridges and the print cradle manually.
Cleaning the ink cartridge cradle
Manually cleaning the ink cartridges
Cleaning the ink cartridges with the HP Printer Toolbox
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
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