09-05-2010 08:42 AM
When I turn on the HP Officejet 6000 it goes through it's whole routine. I have no idea what it's doing. But also when I print a page it also goes through it's routine afterwards. My question is, is it possibly cleaning? The problem is I am completely out of colored ink, all three, and I almost never print in color. Always B&W text. I'm thinking I'd like to turn off any such feature or force it to print only in B&W. Thank you. Shack
09-23-2010 06:56 AM
Hi Shack - Just wondered if you had solved your problem with your Officejet 6000. I bought two of these printers for two small offices - I had the same problem as you with the first one. After every batch of printing it would go into a cleaning or initializing routine. I phoned HP customer care and they said it was faulty so sent it back for a replacement. I then contected the other one up and got exactly the same problem! Phoned HP again and they said that it might be a print head problem so they are sending two new heads! The coincidence of two printers being faulty with print head problems I would have thought was very high so I'm not convinced that this is going to work. Obviously in my situation all the cartridges are full so no problem there.
Maybe someone out there has solved this problem!
09-24-2010 09:17 AM
This model has separate printheads and ink supplies and some amount of servicing (cleaning) is required to keep the printheads healthy. See here for information on how ink is used.
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09-28-2010 05:01 PM
Thank you so much. I read the information you sent. But that's what I was afraid to read. You see my printer is completely out of colored ink and I almost never print color. Any work arounds? Thanks, Shack
05-31-2011 05:35 PM
I was wondering what the HP officejet 6000 was doing, with all the gyrations it goes through to activate and shut down.
I have had it about 7 months and it is the worst printer I have ever owned. It takes forever to get anythingt to print.
Luckily, I have a Lexmark X2670 and at least it prints quickly and without all the noise.