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Toner Rubbing Off HP M601 M602 M603 M604 M605 M606 Laser Printers

Follow this procedure if you are experiencing toner rubbing off or smearing on print outs for any of the following HP M601 M602 M603 M604 M605 M606 Laser Printers


Symptoms on print outs

  • Toner rubbing off

  • Smearing

  • Smudging

  • Dirty copies

  • Poor fusing

  • Poor print quality

  • Poor toner adhesion

Toner Rubbing Off HP M601 M602 M603 M604 M605 M606 Laser Printers

If M601, M602, M603 M604 M605 M606 printers exhibits poor print quality, repetitive defects, ghosting or toner easily rubs off, confirm the print mode for plain paper is set to NORMAL, not LIGHT.


To do this:

  1. At the control panel, press the Home () button.

  2. Use the down arrow button to select ‘ADMINISTRATION’ then press the OK button.

  3. Use the down arrow button to select ‘GENERAL SETTINGS’ then press the OK button.

  4. Use the down arrow button to select ‘PRINT QUALITY’ then press the OK button.

  5. Use the down arrow button to select ‘ADJUST PAPER TYPES’ then press the OK button.

  6. Use the down arrow button to select ‘PLAIN’ then press the OK button.

  7. Use the down arrow button to select ‘PRINT MODE’ then press the OK button.

  8. Use the down arrow button to select ‘NORMAL’ then press the OK button.

  9. At the control panel, press the Home button.

This will slightly raise the fuser’s operating temperature, allowing toner to

better/more fully bond to the paper.


This procedure works on the following models:

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M601dn

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M601n

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M602dn

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M602n

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M602x

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M603dn

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M603n

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M603xh

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M604dn

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M604n

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M605dh

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M605dn

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M605n

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M605x

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M606dn

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M606x


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