HP Officejet Pro L7580 prints some lines but does not print others

OK.  I have aligned and cleaned my HP Officejet Pro 7580 printer twice now, but when I print a test sheet, it prints nothing on 2 of the 10 lines.  So for example, the first two lines should print "HP Color inkjet printer", but only the top half of the sentence is printed.  I have attached the printer file for reference.  Can I fix this or do I need to get a new printer???
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DCCoolBreezeAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If an alignment does not work and if the cartridges are known good, then something has failed or become misaligned inside.

I had an HP 8500 printer that did something similar and it was the print heads. They were expensive to replace so I replaced it with an HP 8610 which is still working fine
DCCoolBreezeAuthor Commented:
update: i have run clean print heads about 20 times, and more of the text starts to be printed.  what does that say?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Many cleanings can improve printing, but you say (as I interpreted the above) that printing is still substandard.

So something must be wrong inside the printer.
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DCCoolBreezeAuthor Commented:
ugh.  is this something that I can fix - i.e. clean - or do i have to get someone else to do it.... and, if that is the case, it is better that i purchase a new printer vice get it repaired?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
With respect to repair, I am not certain. It depends on the printer. You can try cleaning rollers with isopropyl alcohol if you can get at them. I don't necessarily think this will work, but it is worth a try.

Some local printer repair places are modestly priced and worth a try.

Otherwise, if the printer is old enough (more than 2 years), a new printer may be more economical.

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DCCoolBreezeAuthor Commented:
yeah.  i have an hp officejet pro L7580.  i think is must be 5 plus years old.  probably time to replace.  thanks for the help!
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update. Printers may go for 5 years or more, but at that age, repairs are normally not economical. Good luck with a new printer.
DCCoolBreezeAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help!!!!  I am old enough to remember electronics that would last for 20 years!!!  repairs were inexpensive!  now, it seems electronics are now throw away... i bought a receiver for my stereo in 1985.  It finally gave up the ghost in 2007.  one 80.00 repair in 22 years.  Of course it did not have all the new bells and whistles of today, and would no longer be compatible.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes. It depends on the product and the cost of a new replacement.

I have an HP606B signal generator in the basement that hails from the mid-1980's and it still works very well. Some electronics stuff can last for a very long time.
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