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MAGENTA TONER IS FADED

HI WHILE PRINTING, THE MAGENTA COLOUR IS FADE BOTH ON THE RIGHT AND LEFT HAND SIDE. ITS ONLY THE CENTRE WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE SOME COLOUR. HAVE REPLACED TONER WITH THE ORIGINALS AND YET NO IMPROVEMENT.

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    when printing, magenta is very light pink in colour instead of the red colour selected.i use only original cartridges and have tried three already.i"ve cleaned the scanner mirrors but still the same.

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This problem is a fairly common one and it is a tough fix. The laser unit has 4 lasers inside that shine off mirrors. The magenta mirror is on the bottom facing up and so gathers the most dust. The black mirror also faces up but is higher up and seems to not collect as much dust but it can experience the same problem. If you go to this HP forum
http://forums12.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1216658405809+28353475&threadId=1230246
you can read about the problem. Also you can search ebay for HP 2600 MAGENTA REPAIR and find a solution.

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Try to calibrate your printer. also try to change your drum unit.

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