- 1 How do I get rid of streaks on my HP laser printer?
- 2 Why does my HP printer have streaks?
- 3 How do I stop my printer from printing streaks?
- 4 Why is my laser printer smearing?
- 5 How do I clean the drum on my HP laser printer?
- 6 Why is my printer leaving black streaks?
- 7 Why is my HP printer not printing everything on the page?
- 8 How do I fix vertical lines in my printer?
- 9 What causes stripes in printing?
How do I get rid of streaks on my HP laser printer?
Streaking is usually caused by a worn out drum unit or spent toner cartridge. How can I fix my laser printer’s streaking issue?
- Remove the cartridge and rock it back and forth a few times over a trashcan to evenly redistribute the toner powder.
- Reinstall the toner cartridge and run a test print.
Why does my HP printer have streaks?
Introduction. HP Photosmart printers may print images with white lines or single color streaks. This issue can be caused by ink that has dried in the ink nozzles or by debris that is blocking the ink nozzles. Clean the ink cartridges with the ink cartridge cleaning utility in the HP Printer Toolbox.
How do I stop my printer from printing streaks?
The most common fix to remove lines and shading on your print jobs
- Pull the print cartridge out.
- Look to see if there is a line on the imaging drum of the print cartridge.
- Replace the defective print cartridge with a new one.
- Place the print cartridge back in the machine.
Why is my laser printer smearing?
Smears that appear in addition to otherwise well-formed output may signal toner contamination inside your LaserJet, either from a leaky cartridge or from improperly fused sheets that leave toner residue behind. Smears at the edge of the sheet that enters the printer first point to dirty paper guides.
How do I clean the drum on my HP laser printer?
Here’s what the drum looks like:
- Step 1: Switch Off, Cool Down.
- Step 2: Removing and Cleaning the Toner Cartridge.
- Step 3: Remove Excess Toner from Internal Components.
- Step 4: Swab Surfaces with Isopropyl Alcohol.
- Step 5: Reassemble.
Why is my printer leaving black streaks?
This happens when the rollers or the transfer belt inside the printer get dirty or covered in excess toner powder and as the paper is moved through the printer, the ‘tracks’ are being left on the page. This is normally the case when the tracks on the page are located at either end.
Why is my HP printer not printing everything on the page?
Check the Printer Preferences Under Manage your Device, click on Printing Preferences. Click the Paper or Paper/Quality tab. In the Type or Paper Type field, make sure that Plain Paper is selected. Click the Print Quality filed and set it to Draft or Normal, or click on the Graphics tab and select Standard for Quality.
How do I fix vertical lines in my printer?
Vertical lines in prints are an early warning sign of a low ink cartridge, which may show up before the printer’s low ink alerts start. You can fix the problem by replacing the low cartridge. Gently shaking the drained cartridge a bit may help to get another few prints out of it without vertical lines.
What causes stripes in printing?
If your print-outs are streaky, faded, have lines on them that should not be there, or are otherwise poor in quality, this may be due to a problem with the printer or a low ink or toner supply. If you have an inkjet printer, the print head may be dirty or partially blocked. Try cleaning the print head.