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The magenta colors won't print on my HP C6280 All-in-One printer. I have tried replacing the cartridges as well as cleaning the heads but nothing seems to work. They quit working all of a sudden, any suggestions?

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SOURCE: HP Color LaserJet 2605dtn won't print magenta at all.

I just encountered this problem with my 2600n purchased in June2008. I'm not very mechanical and had no difficulty following the instructions providing in the link above (Feb 04, 2009) and solving the problem on my own. I have printed well over 10,000 pages on this printer and it ran like a dream until the dusty mirrors interfered with color quality. Now its back to usual top-notch quality and I'm thrilled. Thanks for the posting of service instructions for a quick DIY and saving me the expense of servicing, recycling and/or purchasing a new unit.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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SOURCE: It is printing the wrong colors. My reds are

Step one: Check the ink cartridges HP doesn't guarantee the quality or reliability of non-HP ink. If the ink cartridges have been refilled, try replacing them with genuine HP ink cartridges.If you have checked the ink cartridges and are still experiencing a problem, proceed to Step two. Step two: Print a test page

  1. Verify that there is plain white paper in the input tray.
  2. Press the OK and Help buttons simultaneously. A two-page Extended Self Test Diagnostic Page prints. Figure 1: Extended Self Test Diagnostic Pagec00728269.gif
  3. In the Print Quality Pattern section on the second page of the test page, look at the color blocks for any lines. Figure 2: Print Quality Patternc00728270.gif
  4. If the colors are still wrong in the Print Quality Pattern color blocks, print a document to determine if the issue has been resolved.
If you have completed all of the steps above and are still experiencing a problem, proceed to Step three. Step three: Check the printer settings
  1. In the software application you are trying to print from, click File and then clickPrint . The Print dialog box opens.
  2. Verify that your printer is selected and then click Preferences . The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
  3. Click the Printing Shortcuts tab.
  4. The Printing Shortcuts tab lists most printing needs, but you might need to modify some of the options. Options on the Printing Shortcuts tab include:
    • General Everyday Printing
    • Photo Printing Borderless
    • Photo Printing with white borders
    • Two Sided (Duplex) Printing
    • Presentation Printing
    • Fast/Economical Printing
    • Postcard Printing
    • Hagaki Printing
    NOTE: These are general printing shortcuts with pre-selected settings.
  5. To change the settings from those available on the Printing Shortcuts tab, click the Features or Color tab. Options on the Features or Color tab include:
    • Print quality : If you are unhappy with the quality of your printouts, try increasing the print quality. To print more quickly, try decreasing the print quality.
    • Paper type : If one of the options matches your paper type exactly, choose it rather than Automatic.
    • Paper size : Make sure this matches your paper.
    • Print in Grayscale : Print a document in shades of gray.
    • Orientation : Specify how the document is positioned on the page.
    • Paper Source : Select the tray that you want to use for printing.
    • Two sided printing : Print on both sides of the paper.
    • Color Management : Specify the color space that the printer will use to interpret image data.
    • Pages per Sheet : Specify the number of pages in the document that will be printed on each sheet.
If you have completed all of the steps above and are still experiencing a problem, proceed to Step four.

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

pineworks
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SOURCE: My HP C6180 is not printing its magenta color.

Hi There

Summary

Usage of compatible ink and leave the printer idle too long may cause printhead clogging
What should you do if you get this problem. Relax; you may recover the printhead by unclogging it. Follow these steps to unclog the printhead

1. Right click in the printer driver name
2. Select Properties menu
3. Click Maintenance tab
4. Click on cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
5. If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning

And if that not work

Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this,
But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.

Ok.

There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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SOURCE: My name is John HP 1015 MFP printer will not print Magenta.

This is caused by a dirty laser unit.

It is possible to clean the lenses and mirrors (with care not to scratch the surface silvered mirros AND not to disturb eany of the optical components)

There's quite a bit of dismantling to do to get to the laser unit, but if you work methodically (and remember to double check everything when you are 'rebuilding' the printer) it is certainly possible.

This is a common problem and also appens with HP Color Laserjet 1600, 2600, 2605, CM1017, and Canon LBP5000.

Posted on May 09, 2010

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SOURCE: We use HP Color Laserjet CM1017; Magenta color is not printing

Dirty laser unit - needs (careful) cleaning internally.

See ' Printing Weak Magenta', 'Printing Light Magenta' for HP CM1015, HP Color Laserjet 1600, 2600, 2605.

All the same laser unit

Posted on May 09, 2010

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