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02-09-2012 04:26 PM
Project: HP Color LaserJet CP1518ni
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Error message: none
I have tried to calibrate and clean but the problem only worsens.
The worst color is Magenta, I have read that the cartridge should be replaced but it is still 97% full.
02-10-2012 09:49 AM - last edited on 02-21-2017 04:54 PM by OscarFuentes
Happy Friday! Sorry to hear about your issues with your LaserJet. Below I have linked a fairly lengthy document that should help resolve your print quality issues. Be sure to post back with your results. If it doesnt fix your issue we can work on getting it fixed.
04-04-2012 09:27 AM - edited 04-04-2012 09:46 AM
I had to update the firmware then the drivers for my CP1518ni. Then I was able to calibrate it and it works! This issue took me a month of searching before I got it figured out. I only joined to keep others from having this issue!
Here is the link to update the firmware and drivers:
10-13-2014 11:22 AM
My problem is that it seems the black cartridge is not lining up with the others. For example, I can really tell if I print a shipping label in "color" as it will use both the black cartridge and a mixture of the other three to make the black text (it looks like there is a doubleprint or a shadow of the text beside itself) versus if I just print "black only" and then it is fine. If I only used it to print labels, I would have no problem. However, we are a social service agency and we use it to print pictures to go with reports...
i think we have changed the catridge and updated the firmware.
03-26-2016 03:04 PM
I've had the same problem with CP1518ni. Bought 2 new cartridges and still didn't work. Took it to an engineer who looked inside to see problem. Found that the Auto Calibrate caused the problem. A qualified service person can manually reallign the cartridge and said the auto calibrate over cablibrated to the point it knocked it "out of whack." What ever it was, he fixed it and it works great. I'm trying to find a way to de-activate the auto calibration. Another method is to not leave printer on when not using it. I am disappointed that HP doesn't want to address this problem. Looks like several 100's of people have been having the same problem.