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HP Photosmart 2575 All-In-One, prints black but all blur and inaccurate, no colours

What could be the problem, I have changed the cartridges and they are originals. Connected with USB to Windows 7/64. Automatically when i put the cable in the printer was added as "2570 series...." and was green meaning works fine in connections and program. However printer prints thick gray blurry inaccurate text, not to mention that no colours at all. Any good ideas to fix this?

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  • Mikael Keinonen Jan 18, 2012

    Thanks for the prompt advise, I do not have this software for cleaning. Could you give me a tip or link from where such software could be downloaded.
    YES you have absolutely right, the printer had not been used for couple of years. If can be made to work, I would be grateful. I almost lost hope... but you guys seem to know a lot. Appreciate your futher assistance.

  • Lukas Margetak Jan 18, 2012

    Choose your operating system here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softw...
    then "HP Print Diagnostic Utility"

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Hello Mikael,

you need to clean head on your printer. This is usually done via software that came with your printer. This usually happens, if you do not use your printer regulary, the ink dries and causes problems like this.

Posted on Jan 18, 2012

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SOURCE: Will not feed paper. HP Photosmart 2575

This is a very common problem. Apparently HP changed the roller because of this fault.
I've tried cleaning, I've tried making the roller rough. I tried to get HP to send me a new roller but they didn't even reply.
HP are a rubbish company who don't care at all about customers (and their printer software (bloatware) is even more rubbish).
BUT - the solution I found:
The spring that holds the roller down onto the paper is too weak. I bent the end of a straightened out paper clip into a small hook then made another hook-like bend a bit further up (but kept the rest of the clip to use like a handle). the length between the two hook parts is just under 1/2 inch. Don't cut it yet - buy you will need to when it's in place.
ad74983.jpg Hold the handle end (the bit at the bottom of this sketch) so you can fiddle about in the small space and don't loose the spring altogether.
Find the spring that fixes onto the roller gadget, it hooks onto the printer body. Hook the spring off the hole in the printer body, and then catch the second (double) hook of the paperclip onto the small printed circuit board just by the roller (most of the board is empty - so hook it to the left end of the board).
Then, when it's all in place cut the rest of the paperclip off.
You can see the double hook part once I'd cut off the "handle" piece in the photo:

0e1481b.jpg and here you can see where the spring used to go, and where it fixes with the clip thingy I made.

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Of course this is what I did (when I was about to throw the printer away so it was a last chance survival idea), if you loose the spring, stick it onto something that goes sparky-sparky or otherwise kill the machine or yourself I can't take responsibility!

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Fred Fisher

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SOURCE: Cannot get printer to accept new tricolour ink cartridge.

What is the cartridge number

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SOURCE: ''HP 2575 printer prob

Clean the scanner glass

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SOURCE: is there a difference in drivers for the hp 2575

Hello,
Below is the link where you can go and download the drivers and firmware.
Click Here to download
Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
Thanks.

Posted on May 09, 2010

UNCLEZEB

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SOURCE: PHOTOSMART 2575 DISPLAYS "MEMORY CARD

Insert a memory card (in my case a SD CARD) and SLOWLY extract card until error message clears and normal screen images appear.I had to do this several times but it worked for me but cannot guarantee it will for everybody.GOOD LUCK.

Posted on Jun 22, 2011

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