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HP Officejet 4500 - BW and colour cartridges misaligned.

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HP Officejet 4500
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Since about March 2020, my Officejet 4500 cannot print the black and white/colour aligned. 

Black areas show with a slightly offset grey "shadow" unless printed in black only

Photos etc are misaligned.

I have changed cartridges, tested with 2 laptops, full software reintall, done all diagnostics, realigned cartridges countless times.

Print quality page attached. 

Is this a sign my reliable printer has given up the ghost or can it be fixed?2020-07-27_112146.jpg

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@SkateSG

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community.

 

Does this happen while copying too?

 

Try the steps from here: https://support.hp.com/in-en/product/hp-officejet-4500-all-in-one-printer-series-g510/3919445/docume...

 

Try a firmware update: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c02919168

 

Let me know if this helps.

 

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Thanks for the answer.  I have tried all the standard solutions, changing cartridge and paper, align catridges and updating software without success.   I can confirm the problem does also occur during copying.

 

As far as I can see the printer Officejet 4500 G510g does not have a firmware update facility. 

i am guessing something in the print heads has become mis-aligned and the printer can't mend itself or fix with the realign facility.

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@SkateSG

 

You are right. This is a hardware issue with the printer. Please reach out to the HP Support in your region regarding the service options for your printer. 

 

If the printer is out of warranty, I suggest you upgrade the printer. You may visit Hp Store to check the available printers.

 

Keep me posted for any other assistance.

 

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