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    HP 2600n Colour Alignment

    We have a dreaded HP Colour Laserjet 2600n (in fact quite alot of them), and with one particular one, it seems the colours have become misaligned (the black is fine).

    I have been through extensive testing and calibrating (I have calibrated several times per one recommendation), and even done a full calibration through the secondary service menu (pressing the ready button, then left arrow and cancel together), yet this hasn't worked. One the toners needed replacing which I did, as well as reseating the other colour toners and doing another calibration, all to no avail.

    As a last resort, I did a full factory default reset on the printer and reconfigured the network settings, and this still hasn't worked. Very frustrating and I am all out of ideas!

    Anyone else had this and could shed some light?

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    how old is the printer and does it get much use. I had one of these do similar to me a while back and nothing worked. So a professional printer engineer was called and he confirmed that basically its had its day and to repair would not really be worth it.

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    I wouldn't mind, but it's only printed 7550 pages exact figure reported by web gui), and was bought only 18 months ago! We have many more of these around the school, most bought before this and printed alot more pages which aren't suffering this problem.

    I know it was a cheap printer.. but to do this after 7550 pages.. I cannot believe for 1 moment..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSmith View Post
    I know it was a cheap printer...
    Check and see just how cheap. I bet buying a full set of replacement HP toner cartridges costs as much / more than a new printer...

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    What do you mean by missaligned any chance of pictures?

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    Quick picture of a test page I took (not best quality I know). I genuinelly have tried all the calibration and reseating to no avail, which I would have thought would certainly fix this.

    dhicks, you're right in that is costs 160 for a full set of OEM carts, and 120 for a full set of reman carts, and the reman carts price cost us just a few less than the printer did when we first bought it (albeit with "starter" carts).

    It would be extremely difficult to justify printer replacement after just over a year...
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    It's not a paper feed or transfer belt problem is it?

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    Black prints fine - near perfect in fact (what I would expect) - it's just the colours, so i'd have thought paper or feeder would affect transfer of any toner? Although the picture is blurry, that is because I was doing it quickly - the actual print quality is fine - just the alignment of the windows logo with the colours.

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    True because it is a single pass printer.

    I just read somewhere that the HP fix time for these is 30 minutes if it can't be fixed in that time it's a replacement printer if they are under warranty.

    Are you using oem or remanafactured carts?

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    A mix really.. never had any issues with remans in the other 2600n's.. most of which have been longer in service and printed more over that time. I think the warranty is 12months from new, which it will be out of by now.. bummer!

    7500 pages.. that's just sickening :x

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    I can't believe we're the only ones here to have experienced this

    If there really is no hope, is there a way this printer can be used mono-only without having to have colour carts in there? The mono works fine, so it would be a shame to dispose of it when that part works flawless.

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    Can you not set the driver to b&w only then?

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    I was more wondering if we could set the printer to print regardless of colour toner left (so we can put empties in).

    I think some driver settings can be adjusted by the students and we'd need a mono only driver for this to be effective, even though it would be pointless for them to try colour!
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    To block chips press green button for main Menu Menu
    •Right arrow to System Configuration, confirm with green button
    •Right arrow to Print Quality, confirm with green button
    •Right arrow to Substitute Suplies, confirm with green button
    •Right arrow to Ignore empty and confirm with green button

    Taken from Resetting of chip for hp toner Q6000A - Do-It-Yourself InkJet and Laser Printer Repair (HP, Apple, Epson, and More) - fixyourownprinter.com

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    Solution

    This is how you calibrate the printer colors:
    HP Color LaserJet 2600n - Calibrating the printer - c00314525 - HP Business Support Center

    George Schneider, MCSE


    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    We have a dreaded HP Colour Laserjet 2600n (in fact quite alot of them), and with one particular one, it seems the colours have become misaligned (the black is fine).

    I have been through extensive testing and calibrating (I have calibrated several times per one recommendation), and even done a full calibration through the secondary service menu (pressing the ready button, then left arrow and cancel together), yet this hasn't worked. One the toners needed replacing which I did, as well as reseating the other colour toners and doing another calibration, all to no avail.

    As a last resort, I did a full factory default reset on the printer and reconfigured the network settings, and this still hasn't worked. Very frustrating and I am all out of ideas!

    Anyone else had this and could shed some light?

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