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How do you check the printer heads on the hp2600?

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There is a place in your driver when you go to print a docs there are some tabs there which will have Tools Tab you can clean heads from there, if heads not clean then try some tricks I used


Ok it got to be the heads blockage
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.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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This sounds similar enough to the HP2600 color laser jet series that it would be...

Most laser printers on the market today use a computer chip to tell the printer/computer when it's empty. The chip does not have any kind of physical sensor to tell whether the toner is actually low or not, instead it keeps track of how many pages were printed using the toner cartridge. (there is a separate chip on each cartridge, so in a color printer there are 4 chips one of each color and one on the black)

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  • Step 2: While the printer is off, press and hold the big green button on the printer.
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