printer problems

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Registered: 07-10-2003
printer problems
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Sat, 09-05-2009 - 6:08pm

have a HP PSC 1600 printer.   was printing a thermostat manual and the printing is sporadically not readable. 


It was ok THE FIRST FEW PAGES and then got spotty, although its mostly with smaller printing parts.  


My immediate guess was the black ink is running low, but i seem to remember a printer or 2 ago it had something to do with the driver or something weird like that.  


But then I hate to toss even a black ink cartridge if it is still good!


Any ideas?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 09-06-2009 - 6:36pm

Did you update your drivers?



 


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Registered: 07-10-2003
Mon, 09-07-2009 - 4:30am

Do I go to the HP site(printer maker) to update that?


Actually I

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 09-08-2009 - 4:59pm

Yes what I do is go to Google and type in my HP(your printer)


 


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Registered: 07-10-2003
Tue, 09-08-2009 - 5:54pm

Think I will try updating the drivers first and then if that doesnt work will replace the cartridge.