How to spend a relaxing evening…

Several years ago we picked up our HP Laserjet 2605dn printer, it was on sale at an amazing price.  And to be honest it has been a workhorse for us, it survived two moves and has survived living in our work zone of a house.  That is until a couple months ago. 

It all started rather oddly, the red ink began to print pink!  Thinking it must be out I quickly ordered more, but this did not seem to solve the problem.  After taking to the web I discovered that this was a common problem and I would have to clean the laser inside the printer.  A task I did not look forward to.  Alas it was not to be necessary as a buddy of mine had the exact same printer (which was working fine) and after hearing of our woes he gave his to us.  All was well once again. Until two weeks ago when the new printer began printing pink…

What follows is a pictorial presentation of my cleaning of the printer…

WP_20140526_007With the side panels (which did not as the directions said “easily snap off”) and back off, things become serious.

WP_20140526_008Even my most advanced tools did not make the process any easier.  You can also see the online tutorial I downloaded for this task.

WP_20140526_012Success!! The black box thing holds the four lasers and the reflective panels that had to be cleaned.  Nothing really came off of them, which worried me immensley that this whole process might be for nothing but the two printers work perfectly now…

I found this link afterwards, far better than the black and white, mislabeled guide I printed out: http://www.reeves-hall.net/tech-gadgets/fixing-washed-out-colour-on-hp-color-laserjet-2605/

 

 

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