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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎07-28-2013
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hp 8500a prints well for a half a page and then the colors fade out

My HP 8500A had suddenly begun to fade out half way through the page and I am wondering if one of the printheads has gone bad.  How do I know it is not just a clogged tube or something rather than spend $100 on new printhead only to have them fail.  flightdoc

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Regents Professor
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Re: hp 8500a prints well for a half a page and then the colors fade out

Hi flightdoc, have you checked the ink levels?

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Honor Student
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Re: hp 8500a prints well for a half a page and then the colors fade out

They are all new ink cartridges and when I check the ink levels, it shows them dropping with each cleaning.  That is an expensive way to clean the machine.  flightdoc

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Re: hp 8500a prints well for a half a page and then the colors fade out

Is your printer still in warranty, have you tried calling HP Support?

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