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I can't access the toolbox and I can't check the ink level or test print a page or clean the printer. I have a HP 2600n and I reinstalled the driver but it didn't help.

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I cannot download toolbox for hp laserjet 2600n

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My HP DESKJET 842C prints test page in Black and white only not in color, how do I test my Color cartridge is working or not?


try to do the : You can check the ink levels here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02693389&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang...

The driver for this printer, when used within Windows 7, is built-in or 'in-OS' so you do not have access to the HP solution center or HP Toolbox.

Printing the self-test report will show how the ink is dispensed and what levels of ink are available. If on this report there is nothing shown, the issue is likely related directly to the cartridges rather than a software issue.

If this is the case, visit this article and browser towards the bottom:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bud02948&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=...

There are steps on how to clean the cartridges as well as the underside of the carriage in case there is and debris or interferrance causing this issue.

Mar 23, 2013 | HP DeskJet 842c InkJet Printer

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How to check ink levels in a HP officejet J4580 printer


Checking ink levels
  1. open HP solution center on the computer desktop screen
  2. click on settings on the bottom
  3. click printer toolbox
  4. click the estimated ink levels tab
or
  1. on the printer control panel,push the wrench button
  2. press the right arrow to go to print report
  3. push OK
  4. select self test
  5. push OK
It will print a page with color bars signifying correct ink levels.If a color bar is blank it means it's empty or depleted and needs to be replaced

Jul 21, 2011 | HP OfficeJet J4580 All-In-One Laser...

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HP C3150 is printing green instead of yellow. How do i get yellow?


You should first check your ink levels to make sure you have enough of all colors. Do this through the printer toolbox on your pc. If the ink levels are fine you should print out a diagnostic page. Follow these steps to print out a test page: 1. Press and hold the cancel button 2.Press the start copy color button. 3. Release both buttons.
If there were problems with the test page run the clean print cartridges utility. This can be found in the printer toolbox in the device services tab.
If that fails as well, you should look at replacing your ink cartridges with new ones.

Apr 22, 2011 | HP Photosmart C3150 Printer

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How do one correct print quality in hp color laser jet 2600n


Hi Good day!!
Follow this method hope it helps you!!

During the printing process, paper, toner and dust particles can accumulate inside the printer. Over time, this buildup can cause print-quality problems such as toner specks or smearing. This printer has a cleaning mode that can correct and prevent these types of problems.
This printer has two processes for generating cleaning pages: one is automatically generated and one is manually generated. When a new black print cartridge is installed, a cleaning page will be automatically generated prior to calibration.
Clean the fuser using HP Toolbox
NOTE: Use the following procedure to clean the fuser using the HP Toolbox. To clean the engine when the computer is running an operating system that does not support HP Toolbox, see the late-breaking Readme on the root of the CD-ROM, or visit http://www.hp.com/support/clj2600n .


1 Make sure that the printer is turned on and in the Ready state.

2 Open the HP Toolbox using one of the following methods.
*
On the Windows desktop, double-click the HP Toolbox icon.
* On the Windows Start menu, click Programs (All Programs in Windows XP), click HP , click HP Color LaserJet 2600n, and then click HP Color LaserJet 2600n Toolbox .

3 Click the Troubleshooting tab, and then Troubleshooting Tools .
4 Click the Print button next to step 1, "Click the "Print" button to print out the Cleaning Page."

5 Remove the Cleaning Page from the output bin, and load it printed side down in Tray 1.

6 Click the Clean button to complete the cleaning process. Press the GO button on the printer control panel. The Cleaning page will print, with a second page adhered to the first page. This is normal behavior during the cleaning process.

Cleaning spilled toner
Defective print cartridges can develop leaks. Also, after a paper jam has occurred, some toner might remain on the rollers and guides inside the printer. The pages that print immediately after the jam can pick up this toner.
CAUTION: When cleaning the printer, do not touch the ETB with a damp cloth or with fingers.
Cleaning the paper path
The device features a special cleaning mode to clean the paper path.
NOTE: If there is access to HP Toolbox, HP recommends cleaning the paper path by using HP Toolbox.
Clean the paper path


1. Use the (LEFT ARROW) or the (RIGHT ARROW) button to select Service, and then press (SELECT).

2. Use the (LEFT ARROW) or the (RIGHT ARROW) button to select Cleaning Mode, and then press (SELECT).
A page feeds through the printer slowly. Discard the page when the process is completed.

3. Load plain letter or A4 paper when prompted.

4. Press (SELECT) again to confirm and begin the cleaning process.
A page feeds through the printer slowly. Discard the page when the process is completed.

Calibrating the printer
Calibrations are performed at regular intervals. For best print quality, a calibration can be performed from the control panel using the following steps:
NOTE: This will calibrate the color and clean the black electrostatic transfer belt (ETB).


1 Use the (LEFT ARROW) or the (RIGHT ARROW) button to select System setup and then press (SELECT).

2 Use the (LEFT ARROW) or the (RIGHT ARROW) button to select Print quality and then press (SELECT). Calibrate color will display on the control panel.

Press (SELECT).

3 Use the (LEFT ARROW) or the (RIGHT ARROW) button to select Calibrate now and then press (SELECT).

4 Press (SELECT) to start the calibration.

Other options for print quality defects that still persist

Oct 26, 2010 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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Prints one or two lines then you get a scrambled error message and it stops until you press on button then it does the same thing again, I have unplugged everything several times and even uninstalled and...


Use the HP Toolbox to perform the following tasks:
  • Calibrate the printer to align the print cartridges.
  • Clean the print cartridges when lines and dots are missing from your printout.
  • Print a test page to check for clarity after cleaning or to verify that the printer can receive data and print from the computer correctly.
  • Print a diagnostic page to show how the print cartridge nozzles are working.
  • Calibrate the photo tray to correctly position your photos.
  • Check the ink levels of the print cartridges. Adjust the printer configuration.
  • Investigate warning conditions.
Opening the HP Toolbox from the printer icon
  1. Double-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor and make sure you are on the correct printer tab.
  2. Click Settings and then click Print Settings .
  3. Click the Printer Toolbox choice.
Opening the HP Toolbox from the Printer Properties
  1. Click Start .
  2. Click Settings .
  3. Click Printers .
  4. Right-click the icon of the printer in use.
  5. Click Printing Preferences .
  6. Click the Features tab.
  7. Click the Printer Services button.

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Hi. I have a HP Business Inkjet 1200. What to do to print a testing page? /Christer


Toolbox The Toolbox provides status and maintenance information about the printer. It also provides links to the onscreen user's guide for help in performing basic printing tasks and solving problems.
NOTE: The Toolbox is available for Windows computers only. If the Toolbox was not installed with the other printer software components, you can install it using the installation program on the Starter CD. To monitor a printer on a shared port (for example, \\portname\printername) from a client machine, the Toolbox must be running on the server machine as well as on the client machine. Opening the Toolbox
  1. From the Start menu at your computer, point to Programs .
  2. Point to the printer name, and then click the Toolbox icon.
Toolbox tabs The Toolbox contains tabs that you can use to view product information and change configuration settings. Tabs Contents Printer Status
  • Selected printer The drop-down list displays the currently selected printer.
  • Ink Level Information Shows estimated ink levels for each cartridge.
  • Order Supplies Provides access to a Web site where you can order printing supplies for the printer online.
  • Ink Cartridge Information Shows order numbers and expiration dates for the installed ink cartridges.
  • Preferences Gives you the ability to set advanced Toolbox settings, such as selecting which printer error messages appear, specifying whether you want to be notified by an audio alert when an error occurs, as well as the types of error messages that you want to see. Also, you can turn on myPrintMileage AutoSend, which provides you with a closer forecast of printer usage on the myPrintMileage Web site.
Information
  • Printer Information Provides links to myPrintMileage and shows the printer hardware and printhead health information. You can also use the tab to obtain information about accumulated ink and media use, statistics up to the last 20 jobs, and job tracking.
  • Help Information Provides links to HP Instant Support and HP Customer Support, as well as to the onscreen user's guide for help in performing tasks and troubleshooting. It also provides instructions that guide you through registering the printer onscreen.
Printer Services
  • Align Printheads Guides you through aligning the printheads.
  • Clean Printheads Guides you through cleaning the printheads.
  • Calibrate Color Allows you to calibrate color manually.
  • Print a Demo page Prints a demonstration page. This is used to verify that the printer is connected to the computer correctly and that the printer and printer software are working properly.
  • Advanced Configuration Allows you to set tray lock and select a default tray (if Tray 2 is installed).








Sep 08, 2009 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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My 8x10 photos have half a blue tint and half a yellow tint. I cleaned the heads and aligned the print cartridges and that didn't make a difference. Working with a HP2610. Thanks! Leslie


Step 1 - Check the ink levels
  1. Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:Open HP Director , select the Settings menu, then the Print Settings submenu, and finally the Printer Toolbox
    • Open Printers and Faxes in the Windows Control Panel , then right-click your printer icon and choose Properties . Click Printing Preferences . Click the Services tab, then the Service This Device icon.The Printer Toolbox opens. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab. A cartridge may be running out of ink even if the graphic shows ink remaining (see the note at the start of this section). Lines or streaks always appear in printouts when the cartridges begin to run out of ink. Replace print cartridges that are out of ink or low on ink. Step 2 - Check the printer settings
      1. In the program being used for printing, click File , and then click Print The Print window opens.Make sure the appropriate product is selected, and then click Preferences or Properties .The Preferences/Properties window opens.Click the Printing Shortcuts tab.
      2. Consider modifying some or all of the options in the Printing Shortcuts menu to increase print quality.Print quality : If the quality of the printouts is not acceptable, try increasing the print quality. To print more quickly, try decreasing the print quality.Paper type : If one of the options matches the paper type exactly, select it instead of Automatic .Paper size : Make sure that this option matches the paper loaded in the product.To see additional options, click the Advanced tab, and then click Advanced Features .The Advanced Features window opens. Consider changing the following option:Ink volume : Adjust the amount of ink that prints on a page. For lighter images (less ink), drag the slider to the left. For darker images (more ink), drag the slider to the right. The lighter the ink volume, the more quickly the printout dries.
      Step 3 - Run the clean print cartridges utility
      1. Press the Setup button.Use the arrow keys to select Tools and then press the OK button.Select Clean Print Cartridge and then press OK . The device prints a test page.Examine the test page. If the print quality of the page is good, stop here. If the print quality is bad, go on to the next step for further cleaning.Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:
        • Open HP Director , select the Settings menu, then the Print Settings submenu, and finally the Printer Toolbox .
        • If the HP Director method does not work, open Printers and Faxes in the Windows Control Panel , then right-click your printer icon and choose Properties . Click on Printing Preferences . Click the Services tab, then the Service This Device icon.
      2. The Printer Toolbox opens. On the Device Services tab, click Clean the Print Cartridges , then follow the on-screen instructions. Up to three levels of cleaning are available. Discard or recycle the page that prints.
      Step 4 - Print a diagnostic page
      1. From the product control panel, press * and # simultaneously, and then release both buttons.
      2. Press 1 , 2 , and then 3 . The Service menu appears.
      3. Press the right arrow button (c01150415.jpg ) twice. The Special Reports menu opens.
      4. Press OK .
      5. Press the right arrow button (c01150415.jpg ) once. The Print Cartridge menu opens.
      6. Press OK . The diagnostic page prints.

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The printer acts like it is printing, but doesnt actually print


uninstall ur printers driver and re-install it. This will deffinetly solve your problem but then also giving u a word of caution repair your windows Operating system. Its easy just put ur cd and do whatever it asks until repair comes and put it on repair option. your spool.exe is corrupt by virus

Jun 16, 2009 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

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Check ink


Printer Toolbox

Use the printer Toolbox to perform the following tasks:

• Align the print cartridges
• Automatically clean print cartridges
• Print a test page
View estimated ink levels -This is what you would click on.

To open the printer Toolbox
  • 1. Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
  • 2. Click the Features tab, and then click the Printer services button.
The Toolbox is displayed.

I Hope This Helps.

Jan 27, 2009 | HP DeskJet 920c InkJet Printer

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Printer problem with 6210 all in one.


Try to print a self test page from the printer itself, do these:
  1. Press and hold the Cancel and the Color buttons at the same time.
  2. Release both buttons.
  3. The Self Test Report will be printed.
and check if it is the same output, if yes then follow the steps below:
  1. Some of the ink cartridge ink nozzles may be clogged with dry ink. Use the ink cartridge cleaning service to try to clear them. Follow the steps below:
  2. Verify that there is plain white paper in the Input tray.
  3. Press Setup .
  4. Press c00712200.gif or c00712201.gif to select Tools and then press OK .
  5. Press c00712200.gif or c00712201.gif to select Clean Print Cartridge and then press OK . The unit prints a test page.
  6. Examine the test page. If the print quality of the page is good, stop here. If the print quality appears to be getting better, run the Clean Print Cartridge utility again
  1. If the self test appears better, Increase the copy quality setting (Normal or Best) and try copying again. If the quality is still poor, continue to the next step.
  2. If the quality is still poor, one or more of the cartridges may be low on ink or empty. Follow the steps below to check the ink levels.
  3. Open HP Solution Center .
  4. Click Settings .
  5. Click Print Settings .
  6. Click Printer Toolbox .
  7. Click the Estimated Ink Levels tab
  • Replace any ink cartridge that is low on ink.
  • If the ink levels are not low, clean the cartridge face and electrical contacts at the back of the print carriage.
    1. Open the front of the unit to access the ink cartridges.
    2. After the ink cartridges are at the center, unplug the power cord from the back of the unit, and remove the ink cartridges. The power cord must be removed to ensure that the unit is not damaged during the cleaning process.
    3. Clean the cross-hatched area of the ink cartridge with a soft clean cloth that is slightly dampened with clean water to remove any build up. Avoid cleaning the ink cartridge nozzle plate. Cleaning this area can force foreign matter into the ink nozzles and plug them.
  • With a soft lint free cloth slightly dampened with clean water, clean the copper-colored contacts on the back of the ink cartridges.
  • Allow the cartridges to dry before reinserting them.
  • Close the unit, and plug the power cord back in.
  • Print a self-test page to check the results. Follow the steps below to print a self-test page.
    1. Press Setup .
    2. Press c00712200.gif or c00712201.gif until Print Report displays and then press OK .
    3. Press c00712200.gif or c00712201.gif until Self-Test Report displays and then press OK . The self-test report prints.
    If the problem is not corrected by cleaning the ink cartridges, replace the ink cartridge(s).
    IF THE SELF TEST REPORT IS CLEAN, THEN TRY TO PRINT FROM ANOTHER SOFTWARE LIKE PAINT, NOTEPAD AND IF THE OUTPUT IS OK THEN THE PROBLEM IS ON THE SOFTWARE THAT YOU ARE USING

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