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HP Photosmart 7550--"double vision"

I have the above printer that I bought specifically for printing pictures. When I print, I get a "double vision" effect. Typed words end up with an echo-like effect, faces are not clear at all. It's like one image prints slightly to the side on another. It's not too bad in the middle of the image, but get progressively worse as you approach the left and right sides of the image. I suspect that the cartridges are not alliged correctly, but I've alligned and realigned the blasted things. Help!

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  • Janet Cassady Aug 11, 2008

    Guru: This printer is not a fax, so I there is no # or 6 to press while plugging in the power cord.



    techexpert12: Last week, I did try printing a test page directly from the printer (not from the computer) and all tested fine. However, I could not find a problem with the computer settings. I have a HP "workhorse" printer that I use for most of my printing, and the picture printed fine on it--just not on the HP Photosmart 7550.



    So--I tried this just now:

    Went to: Control Panel/Printers/Photojet 7550/Printer/Printing preferences/services/"calibrate the device". After calibration, I printed out a picture on the HP 7550 and the picture looks much better. I can actually read the type! So, I fixed the "double vision" problem. But I found another. Under "services", I can also "Calibrate Color". Sounds like a good idea, right? When I hit this, I get a message saying that both the tricolor cartridge AND the photo cartridge must be installed to do the calibration. But I have both of these cartridges installed!! Ugh! I cleaned both cartridges and reinstalled. The printer still does not recognize the installation of both colored cartridges.

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Try giving the selt test copy from the printer only not from the computer.if its proper than the picture setting must be not proper in your pc. and if the test page does not come properly and shows the same problem remove the cartridges and clean it with moist tissue and fit it properlyas it was.

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On the printer’s control panel press the MENU button.
2 Press the DOWN arrow to highlight
Print a diagnostic page, then press the
OK button.
A diagnostic page prints with
information regarding your printer and
print cartridge ink levels.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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    Wesley Gardner Aug 11, 2008


    The print cartridges

    may not be

    properly

    calibrated.



    Windows PC

    • Go to the Device Services tab of the HP

    Photosmart Toolbox and click

    Calibrate the Printer.

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There are known issues if you are not using geniue hp cartridges.
Can you try the printer in another computer to see if its a issue with your computer or a internal printer issue?

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

  • Ekse Aug 11, 2008

    your printer is not a all in one, but you can try if this works

    A semi-full reset will do the following:
    The user settings to the
    factory defaults, Language and country settings on some models, Fax
    logs, Fax headers, Fax speed dial information.

    Reset the All-in-One to the factory default settings by using these instructions:

    1. Unplug the power cable from printer when the printer is powered on and wait for 20 seconds.

    2. Then, press and hold # and 6 while plugging in the power cord.

    Continue holding until it displays Semi Full Reset message in the front panel of the All-in-One.


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