There is a color shift or "ghost image" on certain colors (it looks like the colours are out of alignment). When printing a color test page the magenta band is shifted to the right. The orange band has a 2mm yellow stripe on the left and a 1mm magenta stripe on the right. The DC Controller firmware is updated: cpr in the beginning and EV = 2F. I had calibrated numerous times and reset back to defaults. Will a firmware update fix this problem? My firmware version is 20050610 but I cannot find where to download the firmware update anywhere on the hp website. I am using genuine HP toner cartridges.
I own a HP 2600n and I had the same problem the way I fixed it was hold both arrow buttons in the turned off the power for 10 seconds while holding the buttons in then turned it back on then released after 3seconds the reset my defaults this cured my problems
GeorgeMM, read solution 3's first link, just done this on about the 5th of these printers, followed by a factory reset (turn printer on while holding the 2 arrow buttons down) followed by a calibration & the printer is back to working every time...
Color misalignment on my 2605dn.
Flashed firmware (twice), latest drivers etc.
Replaced remanufactured cartriges with HP OEM units
after alignment problems and one leaking magenta cart.
Black cartridge is printing 1/8" LEFT of other colors.
Still misaligned with different black OEM cart cartriges.
Cleaned belt, blew out any loose toner (almost none)
Any assistance is MUCH appreciated.
This post worked for me and fixed my problem,thank youGeorgeMM, read solution 3's first link, just done this on about the 5th of these printers, followed by a factory reset (turn printer on while holding the 2 arrow buttons down) followed by a calibration
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1. Developer Motor (part number YD415) is probably what's failing. You can go to diags by holding the Up and Down arrows while powering on. Scroll to IOT diags, the select Digital Outputs, select test DO-19. You can open the covers and remove the Image Drum, allowing you to watch the Developer Motor's 4 gear clusters. If any stall, or work noisily, then you've found the problem.
2.Developers might be failing. (M6090 Magenta, G6593 Cyan, H6682 Yellow) If you've been using 3rd party toners, or had single color ghosting, then this is possible. However, the often don't all fail together.
3.Toner Dispenser ( TF123) drives the toner out of the toner cartridges. Again, only one usually fail at a time.
4.It may be a set-up issue. Perhaps somehow, color is disabled in the document or on the printer. Except that you've already mentioned that test pages also fail.
Check the following steps :
Double-click the HP printer icon in the system tray at the lower right end of your desktop. Navigate to the "Toolbox" tab.
Click on the "Status" link on the left side of the window. Scroll through the "Status" menu and click on the "Print Info Pages" link.
Click the blue "Print" button located to the right of the "Configuration Page" heading. Check the print page to see if the "L" shaped bars are overlapping or bleed into each other.
Contact HP directly for a repair or replacement if the "L" bars do not have any overlap, as that will indicate an extensive mechanical problem that can't be fixed through troubleshooting.
Return to the "Toolbax" tab if the color bars are overlapping. Click on the model number of your HP color laser printer at the upper left end of the window. Click on the "Device Settings" link.
Choose the "Print Quality" option and then click on the "Calibrate" button on the right side of the window. Click "OK" in the new window that appears and wait for the alignment calibration process to finish.
Attempt to print a document again and see if the alignment is still off. If the alignment is not correct, repeat the calibrating, since the HP color laser printer may need to be calibrated more than once to fix the alignment.
Hi is this a new printer? If you've just installed a new color ink, it would prompt you to align the cartridge or print some test page.. If the RED doesnt show on the test page, then try to perform maintenance on it.. Like Clean cartridge or clean print head.. it may be clogged.. if it still does this, try changing the color ink.. If you color ink is from a stock, it may have dried up.. if you bought it just days ago, ask for a replacement.. If all has been done, it maybe the printer itself..
Have the photo printer run a test/alignment page. Make sure you are not running out of one color. Anytime the image runs heavy on one color typically means another color is empty or low and not blending properly.
You can also check the settings to see if it is printing in Draft/Normal/Best Mode. Depends on the settings and application used to control this. Best uses more ink and of course provides the best image. Photo quality paper if you want the best looking pictures. Printing on standard bond will cause some bleeding and saturate the paper. (Looks feels wet) This will give the image a slight blurring dull look. Depends on the quality of the paper used also. Hope this helps!