Check the print cartridges

Manage supplies

Check the print cartridge, and replace it if necessary, if you are having any of the following problems:

The printing is too light or seems faded in areas.

Printed pages have small unprinted areas.

Printed pages have streaks or bands.
HP LaserJet 600 M601 M602 M603 note Check the print cartridges NOTE:

If you are using a draft or EconoMode print setting, the printing might appear light.

If you determine that you need to replace a print cartridge, print the supplies status page to find the part number for the correct genuine HP print cartridge.

Type of print cartridge
Steps to resolve the problem
Refilled or remanufactured print cartridge
Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend the use of non-HP supplies, either new or remanufactured. Because they are not HP products, HP cannot influence their design or control their quality. If you are using a refilled or remanufactured print cartridge and are not satisfied with the print quality, replace the cartridge with a genuine HP cartridge that has the words “HP” or “Hewlett-Packard” on it, or has the HP logo on it.
Genuine HP print cartridge
The product control panel or the supplies status page indicates Very Low status when the cartridge has reached the end of its designated life. Replace the print cartridge if print quality is no longer acceptable.
Visually inspect the print cartridge for damage. See the instructions that follow. Replace the print cartridge if necessary.
If printed pages have marks that repeat several times at the same distance apart, print a cleaning page. If this does not solve the problem, use the repeating defects information in this document to identify the cause of the problem.

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HP LaserJet 600 M601 M602 M603 Check the print cartridges