We (as in, me and my colleagues) have a weird problem concerning one of the printers we use, I will note down the specs, OS, etc:
- HP Officejet Pro 8500 A910a
- Windows XP (32-bit)
- USB connected
Story: A few weeks ago (we did not notice it before because we did not use it often, but sometimes) the pages we tried to copy in colour came out with a total pink IKEA stripe- style wallpaper coloured background, which is to say, quite odd, because when we copy in black/white it comes out fine. Printing from the PC in either black/white or colour is also working correctly without any issues. The odd thing is, when we calibrate the printer (so it prints out a few coloured blocks, we put that on the glass and it calibrates itself) it works like it should, without issues. Also when we scan from Printer to PC, to make a digital copy, there seems to be no problems at all. Forcing the printer to scan for internal problems (via the configuration menu) has also lead to no results, it says its 100% in perfect condition.
Searching on either the forums and google, has led to no results and we are quite puzzled about it, but we have tried to following solutions that did not work:
- Hard reset
- Semi-full reset
- Restore Factory Defaults
- Changing cartridges
- Changing printerheads
- Cleaning glass/dust/inside/etc
The only solution that is left is a firmware upgrade, current firmware is: LRP1FN1126AR and we have seen that the newest firmware is 1231. I will post here if that has any results (but it can take a few days).
If anybody got a similar problem (another colour perhaps?) or knows the solution other than a firmware upgrade, we'll be very thankfull!
Hmm, strangely enough, since the Firmware update, the problem has spread. Right now, if we also scan to PC, the entire scan on the PC is also pink/purple/Ikea coloured, so the digital copy on the PC is totally pink when scanning in colour. When scanning in black and white, there isn't any problem. This was NOT the case before, we could perfectly scan colour to PC without any problems.
Very odd... Still waiting for a reply though, hopefully someone can help with this weird problem.
This is very much an odd instance of when the scan to the PC is also pinkish. The only thing I can think of that you haven't mention that you tried is to make sure it is plugged directly into a wall outlet away from things that could cause electrical interference such as metal shelves, computer monitors, cordless phones, etc.
When you make a color copy of a blank piece of paper does this also have hues of pink?
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