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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If your color improved slightly when running the printhead option then doing more should help get better results. Sometime the printheads get really dirty/clogged and running the cleaning option more then once is needed.
If you get a slight line running across the page (from left to right) usually the indicates dust build up on the printhead or ink carriage. The dust acts as a paint brush being dragged across your paper as the carriage moves across the page during printing. You can clean the bottom of the carriage with a Q-tip or purchase some cleaning paper for your printer.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
Usage of compatible ink and leave the printer idle too long may cause printhead clogging
What should you do if you get this problem. Relax; you may recover the printhead by unclogging it. Follow these steps to unclog the printhead
1. Right click in the printer driver name
2. Select Properties menu
3. Click Maintenance tab
4. Click on cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
5. If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning
And if that not work
Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this,
But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.
There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.
Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.
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Posted on Feb 21, 2010
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This is caused by a dirty laser unit.
It is possible to clean the lenses and mirrors (with care not to scratch the surface silvered mirros AND not to disturb eany of the optical components)
There's quite a bit of dismantling to do to get to the laser unit, but if you work methodically (and remember to double check everything when you are 'rebuilding' the printer) it is certainly possible.
This is a common problem and also appens with HP Color Laserjet 1600, 2600, 2605, CM1017, and Canon LBP5000.
Posted on May 09, 2010
Dirty laser unit - needs (careful) cleaning internally.
See ' Printing Weak Magenta', 'Printing Light Magenta' for HP CM1015, HP Color Laserjet 1600, 2600, 2605.
All the same laser unit
Posted on May 09, 2010
Is your other color heads are working fine? Have you tried doing the printhead cleaning process. While giving print, just click properties in the page. Go to settings and you can continue with the software wise cleaning process. To do it manually, just visit this link.
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
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