HP CopyJet Color
How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
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HP has determined that 99% of all lines and streaks on copies made by feeding the original documents through the ADF are caused by debris on the ADF glass. Debris can include dust, paper or toner dust, residue from sticky note adhesive, correction fluid or tape, ink, fingerprints, and more.
The streaks or lines might be caused due to low ink levels in one or both ink cartridges. Check the ink levels using the HP Toolbox to determine if the ink cartridges are low on ink and need to be replaced.
A printer printing lines on the page are normally caused by a blocked, dirty, or damaged print head. Blocked ink cartridge nozzles, or not removing protective seals correctly when you installed a new ink cartridge can also cause missing lines of print.
Streaks happen not from dust on the larger glass scanning surface, but on the smaller scanner that reads your documents as they are fed into the copier. When dust gets on the thin slit of glass that scans copies as your original document slides through, a single dust particle can cause a huge line streak.
Streaks and unwanted lines could mean that the printer heads are out of alignment. There`s an alignment tool in the printer`s control panel. If that`s not the issue then the printer is dirty. Printer ink stripes may appear along the edges of the paper, which means there`s ink on the rollers and other parts.
If you notice white or dark lines in your prints (also called banding), try these solutions before you reprint: Run a nozzle check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then clean the print head, if necessary. Make sure the paper type setting matches the type of paper you loaded.
A common cause of faded, faint printouts from your inkjet printer is dried ink particles causing a blockage in your printer. The printheads on an ink cartridge can be become blocked if the printer is not used for a period of time, so it is recommended to print a few pages each month to maintain the print quality.
These types of lines are typically caused by dirt or white out (correction fluid) on the scanner unit, or one of the corona wires for printing is dirty. This problem is usually resolved by cleaning the scanner glass, scanner glass strip and white plastic bar with a soft lint-free cloth, or cleaning the corona wires.
White streaking through the printout or an entire missing color both indicate an empty cartridge. If the cartridge is depleted of one color, it needs to be replaced. Each color is necessary to create the colors used in day-to-day printing.
The drivers of your monitor are outdated, which causes flickering or stripes. Updating these drivers is a simple and efficient solution. Go to `Device Manager` via `Settings` or the search bar and click `Monitors` Select and double-click the monitor with the issue and go to the tab `Driver`.
Relevant Questions and Answers :
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HP Officejet 7310 problem
ANSWER : My HP Officejet7310xi All-in-One has an error message 0x886a789a on a blue screen, with Auto Answer, !, and Power (Print On) flashing. What does this indicate?
HP CM2320fxi – Groaning / Vertical Lines
ANSWER : Sounds like you need a monochrome laser printer. I know you want to keep what you already have but it just doesn’t make sense to have to deal with a machine that is meant to provide color printing when you only want black and white printing. Chuck the color laser and get a black and white printer. It will save you money and headaches in the long run.
How to copy a card slot in HP laserjet 4250N
ANSWER : None that I know of, using a computer is likely your best option but I never attempted it.
evenly spaced horizontal lines on hp laserjet III printout
ANSWER : The lines would be a toner cartridge problem. Which paper tray? The MF tray or the optional paper cassette?
HP PSC 1510 copying problems
ANSWER : my hp photocopy is not working
Horrible lines in copying or scanning
ANSWER : If you are using the ADF, all pages are scanned with the scanner stationary on the left side. There is a small glass above the scanner and if there is anything on it, dust, whiteout, ink etc. it will interpret it as a line. First solution would be to clean the glass with window cleaner and a paper towel. If that doesn’t solve it, then scan the page on the flat glass and see if the problem continues.
HP laser jet 3015 "Upgrade Error Call HP Support"
ANSWER : rgtr
canon mx320 copies have blk line down the right side of copies
ANSWER : If you are using the ADF feeder to make copies, then check the small glass on the left side. If there is any dirt or whiteout on the glass, it will result in a line down that spot. You can confirm it by looking at the copy that has the line. If it is dirt on the glass, the line won’t go all the way from top to bottom. There will be a margin on each end.