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HP Officejet 6110 slow as molasses in winter

Printing is super slow regardless of whether it's printed from the computer, or from a report from the "menu" on the unit itself.

I have read that the ink being out can cause this, however, I printed a report page from the printers menu, and the colored cartridge is running low, but is not empty.

I have checked for a firmware update from HP, but there is none.  

Has anyone seen this before?
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murgroupCommented:
From the printer menu try looking at the printer resolution. Lower the resolution and see if that speeds things up.
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mgedlamanAuthor Commented:
I tried the "fast" setting when printing the report (I think this is like draft mode?), and this did not affect print speed at all.

I had a closer look at the color print cartridge, and noticed that there was some residue on the bottom, and tried wiping it off, not sure if that matters?  When I wiped it, color came out of all three lines.  and the test prints look pretty good despite there being low colored ink.
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murgroupCommented:
There should actually be a setting that sets the dpi. Meaning 300 x 300, 600 x 600, 1200 x 1200. I had this happen on a 4000 series and lowering the dpi to 600 x 600 fixed the speed issue.
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nobusCommented:
some suggestions here, look if they help :
http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-printing-questions/Officejet-6110-slow-printing/td-p/835973

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00259384&tmp_task=setupCategory&cc=emea_africa&destPage=product&dlc=en&lc=en&product=79477&sw_lang=35

i also found here :  http://www.fixya.com/support/t237919-hp_officejet_6110_prints_very_slow

I identified this issue with my Officejet 6110xi All-in-One as firmware corruption. Attempting to install the supplied firmware update gave the error that "no hp device connected to the computer would benefit from it at this time." Attempted to power down the printer using #9 keystroke and got "FULL RESET" message, but problem of extremely slow printing and erratic behavior of the print heads persisted. I solved the problem by putting the printer outside in cold weather for two (2) days. This frequently resets firmwares with software corruption back to their embedded EEPROM state. Hooked the printer back up and worked fine. If cold weather is not available you could try other creative methods of cooling the device, just use a plastic bag and with ideally some drying packets thrown in to prevent excessive moisture buildup in the cold environment. The colder it is the faster the firmware resets.


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mgedlamanAuthor Commented:
Sounds good gang, I will have to follow up with the owner to see if he has replaced the ink as at least one had buildup and was low...I found this page to be funny:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpu00728&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=79477&dlc=en&lang=en

It tells me to update the firmware to fix the issue, but there's no firmware download to be seen...
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nobusCommented:
correct - i would contact HP with this question; they'll send you the update if available
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mgedlamanAuthor Commented:
Thank you for sticking with the question Nobus
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nobusCommented:
no problem - always glad to assist
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