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jwbrent
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HP 2600N Color Alignment

I have been using my Laserjet 2600N for several years without problems. I recently replaced the fuser assembly and everythng was fine. About a month later, the colors suddenly won't align vertically. The magenta, blue and yellow are printing about 1/16" apart down the page. They are aligned normally across the page. This happens even with the Demo page or reports printed from the printer control panel. No other software or hardware changes have been made.

Jim Brent
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jwbrent
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Re: HP 2600N Color Alignment

I have also tried recalibrating several times, powering off the printer and reloading the drivers but nothing seems to have any efffect.

Jim Brent
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TimFitz
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Re: HP 2600N Color Alignment

Jim

 

Any help here?  I, too, am dealing with the exact same problem.  I calibrate, and even do a full calibration from the secondary Service menu (left-arrow + Cancel).  Still, no luck.

 

I really need to get this printer fixed, or buy a new one, as my kids use it for school.  I'd hate to throw it out.  It has less than 5000 pages printed.

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jwbrent
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When I called HP Support for out of warrantee printers, they told me it was either the mirrors out of adjustment or a failed DC Board.  Neither is easily repairable.  They said I would have to take it to an authorized repair shop to get it fixed.  Instead, I bought a Brother Color Printer and will use my HP for black & white only.

Jim Brent
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TimFitz
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Oddly enough, I actually SOLVED my problem after sending that post.  I did a factory reset, which cleaned up the alignment (I was shocked).  I also updated the firmware, just beacuse (I was still on an old 2005 version... latest is from 2007).

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jwbrent
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How did you update the firmware?  I have not found instructions for doing that anywhere.

Jim Brent
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jwbrent
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Not only did resetting the factory defaults not correct my problem, it made it worse.  Now the color is misaligned both horizontally and vertically.  I think you got lucky with your printer.  I checked and I have the 2007 version of the firmware.  Thanks for your response.

Jim Brent
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TimFitz
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Re: HP 2600N Color Alignment

Download here:

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software9/COL11070/ly-32271-4/CLJ2600_FW_Update_20070716.exe

 

After download, double-click to run it.  It is very straightforward.  As long as your printer is reachable via the network or a USB cable, it will update for you.

 

Not sure what the update bought me, because the "reset to factory" fixed my alignment issue, but, a firmware update is always a good thing to run.

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jwbrent
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Thanks again.  I assume the reset was done via the control panel in Service>Restore Defaults

Jim Brent
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tonerpointsrl
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Registered: ‎11-07-2011
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Re: HP 2600N Color Alignment

Hello Jim. I got once this problem with a customer's HP 2600. After a several calibrating processes and surfing the net for solutions, I was told that the problem was the formatter board. We tried with this part from another good printer and it worked fine. We bought this part for this printer. It still working perfectly. The part number for this formatter is: 

Q5965-67901

 

Good luck.

Regards,

Ernesto

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