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HP 656c printing problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bogboy1978, Jul 24, 2006.

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  1. bogboy1978

    bogboy1978 Thread Starter

    Nov 24, 2004
    I have a problem when printing documents. During printing, the pages are coming out half printed or not printed at all. When printing in black the text starts fading part way through, which is weird as I have just replaced the cartridge. When printing a document in colour, the pages usually have half the document and then random symbols, such as hearts, smiley faces and spades in black ink, then a blank page comes through with the same symbols printed on it.

    I performed a test page printout and both the colour and black were perfect, I can print pictures without any trouble. It's just the documents. I've tried printing docs with OpenOffice, wordpad and from the internet, each time getting the same sort of results. I have re-installed the driver, restarted the computer and cleaned the cartridge contacts both on the cartridges and inside the printer. Still I have the same problem.

    Can anyone suggest anything apart from kicking my printer's head in :) ?

    Many thanks in advance.
  2. onsite


    Oct 30, 2004
    your printer is probably going bad. You might want to put in your printer install cd from hp.
    They should have an option to completely ununstall the printer, uninstall
    then reboot and reinstall.
    it probably is the printers buffer, which is not used durring a selftest printout.
    if you get a new printer do not get a 3 in 1
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