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Hello- I am trying to print something from my computer and the printer is printing the very faint grey lines on the screen extra black on paper. I have not had this issue in the past and I have a sneaky suspicion my 2 year old hit a couple buttons. Please help.... it is a total waste of ink and the text that you can very clearly see within the faint grey lines is all covered in black after the print is done. Thanks, Ryan

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Unplug the printer, Uninstall and Reinstall the printer software and driver as below:
Uninstall the printer by Going to Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, Right Click the printer and Delete. Then Go to Control Panel, Add-Remove Programs and Delete any HP related Software.
If you have the disk handy insert in and follow the installation prompts, if not you can download the software from Hp.com.
I hope this solves the problem, if not it could be a print head issue. try cleaning it by following the instructions in the link below.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3986425-unblock_print_heads
If this helps please rate my response. Thank You for supporting the FixYa Community
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