HP Color LaserJet 8500
Hello, received an old 8500 that was working but got “moved” by non-professional movers.

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Forgot to add, I have a spare Fuser kit I can install but I’m guessing that won’t fix problems with magenta toner spilled all through the guts of the machine. Is it worth installing?

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Horizontal smearing shows that the ink tank`s bottom is clogged with fibers. If you discover a problem like this, remove the cartridges and begin cleaning them. Your ink cartridges may have dried out or the print heads may have become clogged with ink residue if they are older than a year.
In short, the color management workflow is interrupted and forces a double color management situation. The result is usually prints with a strong magenta cast. The problem usually resolves after a subsequent minor update.
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.
The drum cartridge may be defective. If you have a spare cartridge, replace and try to copy and print again. For details, refer to Replace the Drum Cartridge or follow the installation instructions that are included with the new cartridge. If the problem persists, contact Support.
If your machine`s cyan, magenta, or yellow toners run out, you can choose Mono in the printer driver to allow you to keep printing. You`ll be able to keep printing until the black toner runs out. When the black toner runs out, you won`t be able to print until you replace it.
Printing in black and white is possible without color ink, but only on select printers. Switching to a grayscale mode in printer preferences is easy to print without color ink. Buying a black-and-white-only printer is more cost-effective if you print mostly in black and white.
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. note: Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only.
Smears that appear in addition to otherwise well-formed output may signal toner contamination inside your LaserJet, either from a leaky cartridge or from improperly fused sheets that leave toner residue behind. Smears at the edge of the sheet that enters the printer first point to dirty paper guides.
A printing defect characterized by a blurry and unclear printed image, caused by a wide variety of press and handling conditions.
Tattoo blowouts occur when a tattoo artist presses too hard when applying ink to the skin. The ink is sent below the top layers of skin where tattoos belong. Below the skin`s surface, the ink spreads out in a layer of fat.
Pigment ink is found in top-end photo printers, capable of high-quality output onto a variety of media. It also has durable output as pigment inks don`t smudge and are lightfast- ideal for photos that will be on display.
Your printer may be printing pink as the other ink cartridges have run out. Common printer-to-page technology processes colour in four parts; cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK), or toner. The ink cartridges in your inkjet or colour laser printer are split up into four colours.
To reproduce color, the CMYK color model codes for absorbing light rather than emitting it (as is assumed by RGB). The “K” component absorbs all wavelengths and is therefore achromatic. The cyan, magenta, and yellow components are used for color reproduction and they may be viewed as the inverse of RGB.
Prints that appear more green are commonly caused by an absence of magenta ink/toner being put to paper by your printer. In addition to your prints looking “greener” you may also notice yellow and blue areas appear almost neon due to the the magenta not being able to give them more realistic tones.
It is one of the four colors of ink used in color printing by an inkjet printer, along with yellow, cyan, and black to make all other colors. The tone of magenta used in printing, printer`s magenta, is redder than the magenta of the RGB (additive) model, the former being closer to rose.
Oddly enough you need a color ink to print WHITE right?, a black ink can only print black prints. the colors are made up of thee, <red blue and magenta.> The printer manufacturers have the code for them written that way so you have to run out and buy a set of color cartridges even though you don`t need them.
Of the three composite colors in computer printers, red colors tend to be used most. Red printouts use the magenta ink in your toner cartridges. Since red tends to be used frequently, your cyan and yellow ink will often be least used.
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.
A cartridge may be running out of ink even if the graphic shows ink remaining (see the note at the start of this section). Lines or streaks always appear in printouts when the cartridges begin to run out of ink. Replace print cartridges that are out of ink or low on ink.
To resolve most print quality issues, use genuine HP cartridges, and in some cases, you might need to allow the printer to complete the automatic servicing routine. Check the paper and print settings to make sure that they are correct for the print job, and clean the cartridges and printhead.
If your PC or the LCD screen on your printer is telling you that your ink cartridges are full but no ink is passing through to the paper, then it`s most likely that you are dealing with a clogged printhead. Blurry documents and images that appear faded are also signs that it`s time to remove the excess ink.
Usually, toner will be applied at the shampoo bowl after a double process service is completed. It can be applied to specific sections of the hair using foils, but generally it`s an all-over thing. Toner typically takes five to 20 minutes to process, depending on the type and application method utilized.
Using rubbing alcohol: Blot the toner stain with an absorbent cloth you`ve dampened with rubbing alcohol. Use hairspray: Spray the affected area with hairspray and blot BOTH sides of the fabric with the towel, then wash the garment in a washing machine using COLD water.

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Magenta toner smeared all over printouts
ANSWER : Forgot to add, I have a spare Fuser kit I can install but I’m guessing that won’t fix problems with magenta toner spilled all through the guts of the machine. Is it worth installing?

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HP CLJ 8550 does not recognize new Magenta toner
ANSWER : There’s a menu option to tell the printer it has a fresh toner cartridge.

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Brother toner cartridge low toner override
ANSWER : Thank you. You are a genius. Of course this is not a substitute for cartridge replacement but it is great for extending the life of the color cartridges and allowing you to continue to print until you can get new cartridges.

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Brother toner cartridge low toner override
ANSWER : follow these steps:

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Expired Toner and Suggestions for Source of Toner
ANSWER : Hi Frank, I had a very similar question two weeks ago, but my “old beloved workhorse” is an HP Laserjet 4L. From the good old days! I too had made bad investments in “new but old truly HP” toner cartridges, hoping to coax more life from my printer. I ended up choosing to try a remanufactured cartridge from www.4inkjets.com. It was a gamble, but the website said they had a 100% satisfaction guarantee. And I can tell you they have lighting fast service. I’ve now printed 50 pages without a flaw. JOY! While the cartridges and technology are different, I suggest you try the same place. And good luck!

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Toner chip resetter or cheap replacement source
ANSWER : There is a chip resetter if you can find someone who sells it. http://apexmic.info/how-to-reset-chip-dell-1250c.h…Otherwise, do a google search on dell 1250c reset chips. There are lots of suppliers.

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toner cartrigdes and drums
ANSWER : You can, but there are good knock-offs and bad ones. I’ve run into ones that come totally empty. Ones that don’t have the chips installed that identify themselves to the printer. Ones that have sat on a shelf for years and fail on installation. I could go on, but I’m sure you get the idea. I use http://directpreciseimaging.com/ Mostly because I set him up in business and he’s local to me. I have very few problems with his products.

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toner loose
ANSWER : That would indicate the fuser is not getting hot. Of course, that should cause an error and shut down the printer. Could be a piece of paper wrapped around the heat roller preventing the transfer of heat to the printed sheet.

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