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Printer not printing properly

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I've got an HP Photosmart 2510 and it won't print properly. I've tried changing the cartridges twice and the test page comes out fine but then it stops printing, in particualr any text in Black, but also all colours come out faint and photos just come out oddly coloured.

I don't know how to clean heads or jets or anything like that. Do you know what the problem might be and any ways I could solve it?

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When you changed the cartridges, the printer automatically prits a test / calibration page. This page must be placed in the scanner, then you have to press the "scan" key (the green one). It will calibrate an align the system. Then you'll be able to print.

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How to clean head HP 7260


HP Photosmart 7150 and 7260 printers




  1. Make sure plain paper is loaded into the In Tray.



  2. To perform the first level cartridge cleaning is a spit and wipe, press and hold the Power button while pressing the Cancel button twice, then release the Power button. The printer will generate a series of noises as it performs the cleaning.


  3. Print a test page from the computer.


  4. Once the cleaning has completed and the test page has printed, examine the test page. If the print is not clear and/or there are lines in the color bars, continue to Step 5.If the print quality is acceptable, disregard the subsequent steps.


  5. To perform a second level cartridge cleaning, press and hold the Power button while pressing the Cancel button twice. Release the Power button and press the Resume button. The printer will generate a series of noises as it performs the cleaning.


  6. Print a test page from the computer.


  7. Once the cartridge cleaning has completed and the test page has printed, examine the test page. If the print is not clear and/or there are lines in the color bars, continue to Step 8.If the print quality is acceptable disregard the subsequent steps.


  8. To perform a super clean, press and hold the Power button while pressing the Cancel button twice. Press the Resume button twice then release the Power button. The printer will generate a series of noises.


  9. Print a test page from the computer.


  10. Once the super clean has the completed and the test page has printed, examine the test page. If the print is not clear and/or there are lines in the color bars, continue to Step 11. If the print quality is acceptable disregard the subsequent step.


  11. To perform a pen nozzle test, press and hold the Power button while pressing the Cancel button eight times. Press the Resume button four times then release the Power button. The printer will generate a series of noises then print a page displaying a test pattern. If there are gaps in the printouts the cartridge(s) may need to be replaced.

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Can you try the printer in another computer to see if its a issue with your computer or a internal printer issue?

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Unplug the printer for at least overnight. I have 3 of these printers and all 3 have done this. All 3 came back after being unplugged for a long period.
Personally, I think a class action suit might be in order.

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Try repeated head cleanings (10 or more) see if any change. If none, try new HP ink cartridges

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Hi there,
It seems that the cartridge of your printer are block, To test this, simply take out the cartridges and take one tissue paper, put the head of cartridge on the tissue, check if you got ink on the tissue shake the cartridge twice so that it will work again, For color and black cartridge ,
try putting cartridges again in your printer and give print command, it will now give you a print, if it doesn't gives print you have to change the specific cartridge
if you require more assistance feel free to reply to this post Regards, BA

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Even though the printer doesn't call for new ink, remove or replace the color cartridge. First I removed the color and the test page printed at full speed. I then put in a new color cartridge and it again worked full speed. I believe the problem was somewhere in the half used color cartridge. Hope this solves your problem.

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Normal 0 Could have a corrupt driver.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
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You know, I'm not going to read the other solution. I know 100% FOR SURE, when a cartridge fails, it is dead and there is nothing you can do about it, but there is a good side. HP ink cartridges have a year warranty. Call them and tell them it failed, they'll send you a new one!

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