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Deskjet 850c poor black print at end of page

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Hi all
I have a problem that HP tech support cannot answer or even suggest a solution to. ( They're ignoring me now :) )

The last two lines of, for example a page of text are faded- as if the ink is running out. However, the rest of the page is usually printed at the usual standard.

It's as if it goes into some super-fast draft mode...

I printed 3 pages the other day, the last 2 of which were illegible.

I've replaced cartriges, cleaned and followed usual suggestions to no avail.
Pls help!

Win 2k pro. Parallel connection. Standard driver ( as advised by HP )

Regards,
D.
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by:chwan
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I can't quite understand... can u explain in more detail ?
Will it happend on singel page ?
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by:dave_p_r_b
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examples,
1)For one page :I print a page of text with say, 40 lines on it. The first 38 lines are ok, the last two are streaked.

2)The following only happened once, but i only tried it once. I printed a 3 page document. The first page was as described above, the second and third pages were illegible. Pages 2 and 3 were printed very quickly and as if in draft mode. But I repeat, none of the text on page 2 or page 3 could be read.

hope this makes it clearer.

D
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chwan earned 800 total points
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Now I understand very clear.

Hmmm.... sounds like the spiltoon is full for me. Need servicing.
OK, if u open the printer cover u will find that the carriage will move out from right to left a bit. Then try to off the power by pulling out the power cord. Then pull the carriage to the left hand side. Use a touch light is see wheather the service station is OK. Do u know how to open the printer cover, I mean disassemble the printer. Try ur best to clean the right hand side and try again.

If really cannot I think u need to get someone to service the printer for u.
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