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Windows 7: HP 7260 PhotoSmart Printer

02 Jan 2012   #31
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Yes, I have Googled for it, but from the instructions that I found:

Printed Images Contain White or Single Color Streaks HP Photosmart 7260 Photo Printer - HP technical support (Turkey - English)

It seems that they are talking about accessing it from a settings tab of the printer in Devices and Printers, but when I get to where is sound that they are speaking of, I don't find anything, except a window that says to acess this from Devices and Printers, exactly where I started from, but there is nothing there of this sort. I think that the instructions that I link are obsolete, and probably for XP, since it talk about accessing Devices and Printers from the Control Panel, instead of directly from the Start Menu. On XP x32, there is some software that can be installed that includes this...I think, but even that doesn't work in XP x64.


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02 Jan 2012   #32
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Seekermeister,
Do you have a maintenance tool for this printer.
If so, there should be a place where it will clean and or align heads.
Do several head cleanings until the test page meets your satisfaction.
THW
A point I didn't make explicitly: the heads should all be working with new cartridges. Running software to clean the heads should be unnecessary.
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03 Jan 2012   #33
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you see if you can install the XP software in compatibility mode? Otherwise this printer may be obsolete for you. I remember when I upgraded from XP to Vista my old HP all-in-one only had basic functionality (no b/w only prints, no HP toolbox, etc.) so I bought my C7180.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Seekermeister,
Do you have a maintenance tool for this printer.
If so, there should be a place where it will clean and or align heads.
Do several head cleanings until the test page meets your satisfaction.
THW
A point I didn't make explicitly: the heads should all be working with new cartridges. Running software to clean the heads should be unnecessary.
I agree, if the print heads are built into the cartridges as suggested then cleaning them is pointless. However, an alignment might be helpful
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03 Jan 2012   #34
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Okay, forget about the cleaning, how would one do an alignment, since I've not found any kind of maintenance tools in Devices and Printers, and there doesn't seem to be any kind of downloadable software for this purpose?
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03 Jan 2012   #35
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Okay, forget about the cleaning, how would one do an alignment, since I've not found any kind of maintenance tools in Devices and Printers, and there doesn't seem to be any kind of downloadable software for this purpose?
On the HP website you can find the software, but for your model it's only available for XP. All other versions simply say to plug it into windows and let it install the driver.

The XP software should be what would have come with the device on a CD when it was purchased. Try installing that in compatibility mode or XP mode.
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03 Jan 2012   #36
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I haven't tried it on the 7260 yet, but I found that there is a Setup button on the printer itself, that displays a menu of functions, including cleaning of the cartridges and alignment. However using my 5510v to test this out, cleaning the cartridges made no difference in the output, and when I attempted the alignment, it printed the alignment test page, but when I tried to scan it, the printer said that it couldn't detect the alignment page and aborted.
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03 Jan 2012   #37
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you sure you had it lined up properly?
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03 Jan 2012   #38
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you are referring to lining up the test page on the scanner, then yes I'm sure.
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05 Jan 2012   #39
anotherbri

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
HP C8180 Photosmart

Hi everyone,

I have a HP C8180 Photosmart printer that would not work with my new Windows 7 pc. I did the research, went thru HP online and downloaded the newer drivers and everything seems to be okay with my new machine so far. BUT, since I did that, my son's Vista pc will not connect to the printer. He uninstalls his driver and re-installs it in order to connect to the printer. He has to do this on every re-start now.

My question is this: If he updates his driver thru HP online for his Vista pc the way I did for my Windows 7 pc, will it change anything on the printer that might screw up my connection or functionality with it???

The Vista driver is clearly a different driver than the Windows 7 driver on the HP website. I'm just wondering if downloading another driver on a different pc changes anything in the printer itself, or just on the pc.

Thank you.
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