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My HP 2600n printer has begun leaving large "Ink" smears on pages when printing in color. It is also leaving shadows of letters, etc. from previously printed pages. These problems happen intermittently, but frequently, and there seems to be no continuity to under what circumstances this happens. I've tried cleaning it with the cleaner sheets you can run through printers, but that had no impact. Any thoughts?

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  • ednkat Feb 06, 2008

    The drum is integrated into the color cartridge, correct? So I should replace the cartridge for the color of the double image? Would the inky smear be caused by the same problem?

  • jamahn Feb 07, 2008

    I have a similar problem in that it only streaks on one side and kind of shadows itself. what to do?

  • bigace Feb 08, 2008

    I get a reprint of the letters on the right side of the page. It is worse sdthe first time I print for that day, or if I have not done any printing for an hour or two. The more I print the better it prints.

  • RichN Feb 15, 2008

    I have a similiar problem but only with blue color. I get 3 dark blue streaks on the right side about an inch in from the edge. O-max told me I need a drum.


  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    I have shadows of lettering

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    smear in black

  • StupidNickna Dec 15, 2008

    I have an HP Color Laserjet 2605dn, and prints the entire background in red. We have replaced the magenta and it has not fixed the problem.

  • Publi-7 May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem, I even changed all the color, but everytime I print, I have smeared color all over the paper. I use the cleaning mode a couple of times, than print. But it comes back. Even when I print in Grayscale I have colors on my printed page. I even manually clean it up... Its works for about 2-3 prints, then here it goes again... :(



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Sounds as though one of the drum cleaning blades is failing.

When you see the double image shadow, is it any particular color? If so, that's the drum unit that is failing.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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    brian c Feb 06, 2008

    Yes, that model used 4 separate drum / developing units - which also makes troubleshooting easier compared to the single drum / multiple developing unit models.



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I have a similar problem with the Black toner, Black is OK, grey come out smeared.
I was just wondering, is everybody using HP cartridges or Greener ones?

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