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Re: HP Laser Jet 1600
It should not, when you say pink you mean Magenta right?
sounds like it needs some cleaning, pull out everything you can pull out from the printer, and carefully clean any tone you see inside with a dry cloth, also clean the cartridges themselves.
print a few pages for any remaining toner to get phased/cleaned out on the print outs and see what happens
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Not sure if the 1600 has the same printer cartridge, but I have a 4620, and had the same thing occur with the black ink. After a few hours on the phone with HP and them sending me a replacement printer that also wouldn't print, I found that there is a "vent" on the printer cartridges that if clogged, will cause that color not to print. The vent is on the top of the cartridge, facing up when installed into the printer. The vent looks like a "T". Unfortunately, the packaging that HP uses on these cartridges sometimes causes glue to clogged the vent. Take a sharp nail or straight pin, and clean out the vent. Hope this is successful for you.
This document provides information about replacing the print cartridge for the HP LaserJet 1010 printer series, including life expectancy and replacement instructions.
Print cartridge life expectancy
The life of the print cartridge depends on the amount of toner that your print jobs require. When printing text on letter/A4-size paper at five percent coverage, the print cartridge lasts an average of 2,000 pages. This assumes that you set the print density to three and disable EconoMode. (These are the default settings.) See Ordering supplies for information on ordering replacement print cartridges.
Changing the print cartridge
Follow the below instructions to change the print cartridge:
Open the print cartridge door, and remove the old print cartridge. See the recycling information inside the print cartridge box.
Figure 1: Removing old print cartridge
To prevent damage, do not expose the print cartridge to light. Cover it with a piece of paper.
Remove the new print cartridge from the packaging, and gently shake it from side to side to distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge.
Figure 2: Gently shaking new print cartridge
Pull the tab until all the tape is removed from the print cartridge. Put the tab in the print cartridge box to return for recycling.
Figure 3: Removing tape from print cartridge
Insert the print cartridge in the printer, making sure that the print cartridge is in position. Close the print cartridge door.
Figure 4: Inserting new print cartridge
HP 1600 is quite a decent little printer, so you shouldn't be dissapointed - if it's working properly, which clearly it's not in this case.
It seems that you have 2 problems here.
Firstly it shouldn't click loudly, so you need to be talking to whoever you bought the printer from.
The smudging - is probably a dirty fuser.
There are laser printer cleaning sheets, that will work quite well, but ideally it needs a little bit of dismantling to get at the fuser to clean the two fuser rollers.
I've seen lots of these with dirty fusers, and a clean with IPA does the trick.