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This product has an EconoMode option for
printing drafts of documents. Using EconoMode can use less toner and
decrease the cost per page. However, using EconoMode can also reduce
HP does not recommend full-time use of
EconoMode. If EconoMode is used full-time, the toner supply might
outlast the mechanical parts in the print cartridge. If print quality
begins to degrade under these circumstances, you will need to install a
new print cartridge, even if there is toner supply remaining in the
Enable or disable EconoMode in any of these ways:
At the product control panel, select the CONFIGURE DEVICE
menu, and then select the PRINT QUALITY
submenu. EconoMode is turned off by default.
In the embedded Web server, open the Settings
tab and select the Configure Device
option. Navigate to the Print Quality
In the HP Printer Utility for Macintosh, click Configuration Settings
, and then click Economode & Toner Density
In the Windows PCL printer driver, open the Paper/Quality
tab, and select the EconoMode
clean the print head 3 times,then realign the head .these are done by printer utility software given with the printer.
Even not ok.
Then Replace the New Catridge.(manufactured from within 3 of 4 months).because the ink will be dried with in 6 month.So Buy Carefully with Mfd Date.
Sounds like its time for a new drum/print cartridge. When it get worn you start to get poor quality prints and sometimes lines. COule also be scratched and transfering the line on the prints but in either case needs to be replaced.
Try performing a test by printing a test page from Tray 1 and open the top cover as soon as the paper is 60% inside. The paper would jam below the toner cartridge before it reaches the fuser. Remove the toner cartridge carefully and verify if the smudges occur. This would eliminate the fuser. If the print quality is fine, then you need to swap the fuser.