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MY HP ''COLOR LASER JET 2600n'' HAS FUOLL INK CARTRIDGES BUT THE PRINTING IS REALLY DULL AND FADED LOOKING. CAN ANYONE HELP? TERRY M.

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This is a common problem with this model of printer. The scanner optic degenration is due to dust buildup on mirrors and lenses. Since the most vulnerable mirror reflects its laser beam to the magenta toner cartridge, red tones are the first to show fading. Colours shift: purples turn blue and oranges turn yellow. The printer will need to be cleaned by a certified HP technician to resolve this issue as it means dismantling your printer to fix the problem.

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Color is offset and blurred. There is no problem printing in black. Printing test page shows the same symptoms.


Hello
The color of HP LJ 2600n fades due to following reasons
1. the color cartridge near to empty 2. due to dust on reflection mirrors inside the printer
if the color cartridges are OK, then you need help of HP technician support, because cleaning of mirrors is very technical in nature for 2600n.
Dusty Environments can lead to Laser Scanner Contamination. The dust layer on the mirrors prevents proper transmission of the laser output in the imaging system leading to faded colors on the printed page. The initial stages of this failure typically occur in the magenta or yellow color planes as faded or light color. Often the left side is more faded than the middle.
You may need to contact the nearest Authorized Service Tech and get teh Laser Scanner replaced with the new released service part that has a mirror in a location where the dust ideally cannot reach easily.
Also, please ensure that the printer is relocated from the current location to a more dust free zone.
Hope this helps, if so do rate the solution

Jan 08, 2011 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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I am using the HP Laser Jet 2600n and I only use the black ink, I have it set up that way, for financial reasons. Why is it not letting me print? It is saying that my magenta is out, and will NOT let...


First of all, for financial reasons you don't use a color printer. Unless you print graphs.
Second of all, this is a laser printer, it doesn't use ink.
Third, all four toner cartridges must be inserted and working in order to print in any color.

Go back and read the "First of all" again and buy a B and W laser printer.

Dec 07, 2010 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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Hi, my printer is a HP Color Laser Jet 2605dn. I've had it for several years and it's proved to work fantastic in all areas. However, in the last few months, I've had color issues. The printer prints out...


This printer does not use ink cartridges. It is a laser printer and uses toner cartridges. Yes, one or all three toner color cartridges maybe running out of toner.

Nov 09, 2010 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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How do I fix the magenta print that is fading on


This problem is somewhat common and is caused by dust/toner buildup in the laser optics. Unfortunately it requires quite a bit of dis-assembly to get the laser unit out of the machine in order to clean it. If you are mechanically inclined and really want to do this yourself just locate and dowload the service manual. It has instructions for laser unit removal. If you don't want to do this then you should be able to get it done for less than $100.
If you remove the 4 toner cartridges first then look at the area behind where the cartridges were. You should see kind of a black plastic box looking area with 4 "slots" about 1/4" high running from one side to the other. These "slots" are where the laser comes thru to write the print onto the drum in the 4 cartridges. You can try cleaning the front side with a cue tip. This might help but usually the problem is the toner/dust is on the inside of this unit and the only way to clean it is to remove the laser box and dis-assemble/clean it.
Good Luck and Thank You for using Fixya.

Apr 22, 2010 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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Black ink only?


No, the answer is not.
printer need all fo the ink cartridges in order to print.

Feb 09, 2009 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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2600n color hp laser jet printer


Hi,
Do calibration if this not help you need to buy new cartridge.
good luck.

Sep 15, 2008 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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2600n prints greenish little reds


i have priner hp laser jet 2600n but it is printing very low any pic if i print it is come very low color i changed toner cart but still same problem.

Sep 03, 2008 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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HP 2605dn laser - color fading


HP has a list of troubleshooting steps you can go through for the HP 2605dn when you experience print quality issues.

Two specific things I would try from that list are:
  1. Clean the electrostatic transfer belt.
  2. Clean the printer paper path.
Good Luck!

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are you using orgnial hp cartridge if not check that it may cause due to that. check the black sheet fro color spreading , if there is any color pls clean that.........

Thank you

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