The HP Color LaserJet 2600n is one of the lowest-priced color laser printers to date. And it is well on its way to taking over inkjet printers on desktops and small office networks. The laser printer features superior texts, graphics and photo quality printing ideal for small offices intending to upgrade from inkjets to laser printers. Although equipped with exceptional features, expect nonetheless to experience one of the most common printer errors – unnecessary vertical lines. Luckily, this error is no cause for alarm and can easily be resolved.
Cause of Unnecessary Vertical Lines: Toner leak due to loose or dislocated cleaning blade in toner cartridges.
HP Color LaserJet 2600n uses CMYK toner cartridges to operate. You simply cannot presume that all 4 cartridges are defective. This will take so much of your time. What you can do instead is to pinpoint the defective cartridge and isolate the problem.
How to determine the defective cartridge? Print 3 or more blank pages. Noticeably, any of the CMYK will appear on the printout in bands. The color/s on print now becomes our indicator to the possibly defective cartridge.
How to Fix Unnecessary Vertical Lines? After determining the defective cartridge, we can now fix the HP Color LaserJet 2600n printer problem. This troubleshooting guide below will help you resolve the problem in just 6 steps. Please read and follow the guide accordingly.
- Switch off the HP Color LaserJet 2600n printer.
- Remove the suspected toner cartridge. If you can see a band of toner present on the Drum, then you are right on track.
- Manually turn the drum upwards until the toner band formed on the drum disappears. Avoid touching the shiny area of the drum. Only touch on the sides .
- If the toner band is still present, turn the drum downwards then upwards. This action will correct the position of the cleaning blade.
- Return the cartridges from its original position.
- Print blank pages.
Note: If your laser printer turns out blank pages after following the abovementioned tips, then you have successfully fixed the problem. In case you can still find toner bands on the printout, repeat the steps above. You will also need to pinpoint the culprit cartridge.
How to Prevent Unnecessary Vertical Lines? You can actually prevent this common printer problem from occurring ever again. Just observe the tips below.
- Position the printer on a stable area.
- Remove CMYK cartridges HP Q6000a for HP Color LaserJet 2600n when relocating or transporting the printer.