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hp psc 1510 printing inverted PLEASE HELP

by connorbrown / April 8, 2007 8:47 AM PDT


I currently own a hp psc 1510 all-in-one photo printer, and just recently when i tryed to print a photo it came out inverted. When i first baught the printer it came with a tri-colour cartridge and a black cartrage which worked good and looked good on paper. Then both cartridges ran out of ink so i went out and baught a black (92) cartridge and a photo (99) cartridge instead of a standard tri-colour (93). The photo (99) is definatly compatible with the printer, i checked that out.

My printer has two cartridge slots one for tri-colour and the other for black or photo. I don't know if this is a standard thing on printers or not, but the printer will only print if both slots are filled with a cartridge regardless if it has ink or not. So i went ahead and put the tri-colour and the photo in each slot and attempted a photo print. After it printed i was disappointed to see that the colours way off and kind of inverted looking. This has never happened before. So i fiddled around with the hp software for awhile and printed i few more test photos and nothing changed. Then i started to get frustrated and tryed printing one more and the usual happened, the photo came out all crappy looking. Then i got meesage on my computer saying that the tri-colour ink cartridge is low. I'm guessing that means that this hole time i have been printing with the tri-colour cartridge instead of the intended photo cartridge. So i fiddled around with the hp software and the photo printing wizard trying to tell it wich cartridge to use, but had no luck. I even tryed swapping the photo for the tri-colour and puting the black in the old photo's spot but the photo doesnt fit in the tri-colour slot. My last resort was to disconnect the printer, reinstall the software and print the alignment paper and use it to realign the cartridge.

I hope that all makes sense

Thanks in advance for the help.


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When you don't use the manufacturer's parts, you are likely
by Kiddpeat / April 8, 2007 8:59 AM PDT

to encounter a problem. The fix is to buy the correct replacement parts. You can't mix and match, and expect the printer to produce correct results.

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by connorbrown / April 8, 2007 11:34 AM PDT

The inks are all hewlett-packard, but the photo paper is not, i would assume that would not make any difference

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