asked Nov 27, 2004 at 12:45pm
Hp HP LaserJet IIIP+

Hp Laserjet IIIp printer

When I print a page with my Hp laserjet IIIp printer it prints ok but the whole page comes out grayish. I cleaned the rollers and tried another cartridge and the same thing happens. What can be the problem and can I fix it? Thanks.
Gray pages are usually a failure of the wiper blade inside the cartridge. Gotta get a new one. A good one.
by unknown on Nov 27, 2004 at 7:04pm Add comment
Thanks for your quick reply Phil. I'll try a new cartridge.
by unknown on Nov 28, 2004 at 4:26pm Add comment
I tried five different cartridges for that printer and the same thing happened. Anyone else have any ideas for Popy and me?
by crash on Nov 30, 2004 at 6:07pm Add comment
Yes, use an OEM and not one that has been sitting in the garage for 3 years. I once sampled 5 remanufactured 75A cartridges from the same vendor. Every one of them was bad.
by jon on Nov 30, 2004 at 6:37pm Add comment
My pages don't come out completely gray, but with grayish / black stripes in middle portion of the page. The edges are clear. Per previous postings I might try a new cartridge; I'd feared needed a new drum.
by unknown on Jan 14, 2005 at 6:52am Add comment
My HP IIIP laserjet just started NOT printing the top 3 inches of the page (8 1/2 x 11 paper). Changed cartridges, but same thing. Anyone have any ideas? Oh yes, it has been "smelling" awful lately as well - kinda like burnt food or such!
by unknown on Dec 9, 2008 at 8:08am Add comment
Are the top 3 inches missing, or is the print 3 inches lower? Try pushing this button (you'll have to lower the back of the printer by loosening the 2 screws) http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/guides/engine/lx
You'll get a page of lines. Are they all the way to the top?
by moe on Dec 9, 2008 at 8:59am Add comment

Oh, forgot to say the first time around, the top 3 inches only print very lightly - can hardly make out the words - rest of page prints fine.

tried your suggestion - top 3 inch STILL the same - only prints very lightly (can hardly make out the words - rest of page prints fine.

any other thoughts? - Anonymous