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My HP Inkjet 6122 has suddenly started printing color photos with stripes. I don't use it very often, only when I need color photos. I have replaced both the #45 black and #78 color cartridges with genuine HP cartridges, so I'm dismayed it hasn't fixed the problem. The self test sheet comes out fine...

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  • michelle912 Aug 20, 2010

    I have had several computers since I bought this printer, and I don't have this utility installed and don't know where the disk is, I just always download the drivers. I searched on the HP site and other places and don't see where I can download it.

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Use the HP Printer Assistant software tools to run a "head-cleaning" cycle -- the problem is not with the ink (there is plenty of it) but with the print-heads (that **** the ink, and then spray it onto the paper). Some of the jets are clogged, and so you get "white-stripes".

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