Question about HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-In-One InkJet Printer

5 Answers

Ink fading and streaking

I have a HP Officejet Pro L7580 and whenever I go to print, the pages come out with each line fading from black through yellow into white. In order for it to print correctly, I have to clean the printer head every time I use it. Is there an easier way to go about this?

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • senatornarfy Feb 01, 2008

    No, I've switched them out a couple times now.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    cannot print

  • haike Sep 12, 2008

    I am having the same problem, black color fading, only half of the letter showed when printing.

  • louisd1205 Jan 12, 2009

    I am on my second L7580 with the same problems. The biggest problem is poor print quality. There is ink fading and streaking. Tried new ink, cleaning heads, etc., etc. Got in a refurbished unit with the same exact results. I have spent hours to HP with this problem and many other software problems with this printer. Must have sent hundreds of $ on ink. HP will not reimburse for ink. Just want a fix for this if possible.



5 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 43 Answers

Do you use original HP cartridges?

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.


    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

  • Expert
  • 105 Answers

Buy a new printer. If the problem persists sometimes it's better to just buy a new one instead of chasing the problem and trying to fix it. If you need users manual you can get it here

Posted on Nov 29, 2013

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I am on my second replacement machine and they want to replace it for a third time, I have cleaned the printheads, they have cleaned the print heads, the machine is very quick, but when you have to change a cartridge it just goes belly up. I have had two machines and only managed to print 1000 usuable pages.
I think that using non HP cartridges may be a problem, but that should not be the case. If HP want us to buy their cartidges then dont make them so expensive. The machine reads the cartridges it knows the levels but just does not seem to be able to spread the ink. It is a nightmare, and their tech help is worthless they do not understand the frustration and they do not know enough about the actual machines.I am sending mine back I have wastes 8 weeks.


Posted on Oct 03, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Every time we change the ink cartridge,it doesn't print properly.What steps am I missing?Please HELP!!!Tried all the other things.(cleaning head,etc.)What is the purpose of holding the o.k. button down for 5 seconds for?

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

This is a known problem in this printer, This is definately a HARDWARE problem. I know this is a new printer released you will be having the warranty on it. You can ask for a replacement.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hp officejet pro L7580 printer alignment failed and ink faded


Try the steps below.

Remove the Cartridges ( bottom left side of printer ) and clean the electrical ( golden contacts ) and put them back in.
Remove the Printhead ( Open the Printer cover and you will find the Carriage that moves. Lift the latch and clean the electrical contacts ( golden contacts ) with lint free cloth

Reinstall the Printhead and wait for printer to respond. IT should fix the issue.


Apr 10, 2013 | HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

I bought some cheap toner and noticed almost immediately streaking and missing lines. I replaced it with HP toner but now black won't print at all.

If your printouts are streaked or faded, missing black or other colors, have blurred or fuzzy text, or ink streaks or smears, or show other problems, please refer to the link below for troubleshooting steps for print quality issues.

Apr 03, 2011 | HP Officejet Pro L7680 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

I have a HP Officejet Pro L7580 ain. I did not used it for almost 2 years. Now I tried to used it again but sometimes I only get magenta or gray pages, not even black, and a parcial page with a lot of...


To keep the printer such a time time, dried ink cartridges, if it has ink, then put the cartridges into warm water and put them back after dry. otherwise you need to replace cartridges.
Refill is also an option.
Good Luck

Jan 17, 2011 | HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Will not print black...Joe

check the printhead.... print a print quality page from the settings button select print reports then print that page. there is a printhead health area as well as color blocks if there is streaks in the black yellow blocks or says poor the black/yellow printhead needs to be replaced. if it says good call hp for further troubleshooting and possible replacement under warranty

Mar 31, 2010 | HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

When you change the print heads for a Hp L7580 what problems does it resolve?

Replacing the print heads fixes any poor print quality you are experiencing. Typically people replace print heads when a certain color (most likely black) is printing very faint or streaky. Over time the nozzles in the print head can get clogged with dried up ink. Enough clogged nozzles will inhibit ink from being deposited on the page in certain areas.

Feb 02, 2010 | HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Black ink not coming through

I had the same problem. Ended up replacing the black/yellow "printhead" and that corrected the problem.

Jun 08, 2009 | HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

I have an HP Officejet Pro 7580. When printing in

I think ur catridge must be empty plz fill ur catridge and then check

May 26, 2009 | HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Hp l7580

Hi, it sounds like a faulty ink cartridge. Try changing the black cartridge and see if this helps

Dec 16, 2008 | HP OfficeJet Pro L7580 Color All-in-One...

1 Answer

Black Ink won't print

Try cleaning the printheads:

On the control panel press Setup>Select Tools>Select Clean Printhead

If that doesn't work, try manual cleaning the printhead contacts. This begins on page 147 of the User Guide.

L7580 User Guide

Nov 03, 2008 | HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-In-One InkJet...

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

288 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


Level 3 Expert

4345 Answers


Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Thomas F. Schneider

Level 3 Expert

2715 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides