Tip & How-To about HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

HP Color LaserJet 2600n install windows 10 v.1903

If Windows 10 v.1903 can not find correct driver for network printter, connect it directly to computer with USB printer cable. After that HP Color LaserJet 2600n driver was found at windows 10 version 1903. I discconected network cable and shutdown the printter before using usb cable

Disconnect and shutdown printter.

Now you can add TCP/IP printter using current drivers.

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my print job won't print in color. even when I select "color" on the "options" menu of PowerPoint.


The Print Diagnostic Utility diagnoses and resolves common printing problems and communication problems, including:

If you prefer, you can skip this information and go directly to downloading the tool .

  • Connectivity :
    • USB: Ensures that the USB connection from your computer to the HP product is working correctly.
    • Network: Ensures that the network connection between your computer and your network is working correctly. If the tool detects a network connectivity problem, you will be prompted to run the HP Network Diagnostic Utility for better results.
  • Spooler : Automatically restarts the print spooler, which sends print jobs from the computer to the product, if it has been stopped.
  • Online status : Checks if the product has been paused or set to offline, and then sets the status back to online if necessary.
  • Device manager : Checks for problems in Device Manager that would prevent printing.
  • Print queue : Checks for and clears pending print jobs in the print queue (a log of print jobs waiting to print).
  • Port : Checks the port settings for the HP product.
  • Driver : Checks for alternate-driver settings.
  • Conflicts : Checks for conflicts with other drivers, such as other printer brands.
  • Default printer : Checks the default printer setting and prompts to select the HP product as default (optional).

Oct 28, 2010 | HP Officejet 5610 Color All-in-One Printer

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color printed pages are too light.


  • Troubleshooting Setup and Install If your device is not recognized:
    • Verify that your cable is USB 2.0 high-speed compliant.
    • Ensure that your cable is connected correctly. Remove the USB cable, look at the end of the cable, and then match it to the pattern on the USB port. Make sure that it is not upside down. Insert one end of the USB cable completely into the USB port on the HP device and the other end into the back of the computer.
    • Check that the peripheral is turned on. Peripherals will not be recognized if the power is off.
    • Ensure that your USB cable is no more than 15 feet or 5 meters in length.
    • Check that the USB port is enabled. Some computers ship with disabled USB ports.
III. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS When operating in a Windows environment, the CD-ROM setup or installation software detects the version of the operating system that you are running. The software is installed in the language that you have selected. For example, if you are running an English version of Windows and have the language preference set to Spanish, the installation utility will install the Spanish version of the printing software for the appropriate Windows version. INSTALLATION OPTIONS Two methods are available for installing printer drivers and software components for the printer.
  • Full (Recommended) . Installs everything that your device needs to work plus HP Solution Center:
    • HP Color LaserJet 2605 PCL 6 driver or HP Color LaserJet 2605dn_dtn PCL6 driver
    • HP Toolbox FX . Allows you to change some printer settings and contains documentation and self-help tools.
    • Screen Fonts . Printer-matching TrueType fonts help ensure WYSIWYG printing.
    • HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer documentation. A list of documentation, which includes information about product operation, troubleshooting, warranty and specifications, supplies, and support.
    • HP Solution Center . Use HP Solution Center to gain access to product-specific software and on-screen help. By using HP Solution Center, you can access the HP Shopping Web site and update your HP software. If you have the HP Color LaserJet 2605dtn, you can also transfer images from a photo memory card. To start HP Solution Center, click Start, Programs, choose the HP program group, and then click HP Solution Center.
    • HP Photosmart Transfer . Software for transferring images from photo memory cards to your computer (HP Color LaserJet 2605dtn only).
    • HP Product Assistant . This software detects problems that occur with your HP products and can offer solutions to help you resolve those problems.
    • HP Software Tour . Use this for an overview of the software features.
    • HP Software Update . Use this software to check for software updates for your HP products.
  • Minimum . Installs everything that your device needs to work. The following is a list of available components:
    • HP Color LaserJet 2605 PCL 6 driver or HP Color LaserJet 2605dn_dtn PCL 6 driver.
    • Screen Fonts . Printer-matching TrueType fonts help ensure WYSIWYG printing.
    • HP Software Update . Use this software to check for software updates for your HP products.
INSTALLING SOFTWARE ON WINDOWS 2000 and XP Printing system installation from CD-ROM, Internet download
  1. Close all programs.
  2. Insert the CD-ROM.
  3. If the HP printing system installer program has not started after 30 seconds, complete steps 4 through 7.
  4. From the Start menu on the taskbar, select Run.
  5. Browse to the root directory for the CD-ROM drive.
  6. Select the SETUP.EXE file, click Open, and then click OK.
  7. Click Install.
  8. Follow the onscreen instructions.
USB Installation for Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me and Windows Server 2003 (Plug and Play Install)
  1. Turn on the printer and computer.
  2. Verify that the printer displays “Ready.�?
  3. Attach the USB cable to the printer and computer.
  4. When the Add New Hardware Wizard appears, click Next to install the USB Printing Support.
  5. In the following dialog, select option Search for the best driver for your device, and click Next.
  6. Make sure the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series CD-ROM is in the CD_ROM drive, select Specify a location, browse to your CD_ROM drive, and select the Drivers folder, then either Win98_Me( for Windows 98 and Windows Me) or Win2000_XP (for Windows Server 2003). For example, CD ROM drive:\Drivers\Operating System\Language. Choose OK, and then click Next.
  7. For Windows 98 SE, in the USB Printing Support dialog, you should see the path and file name. Click Next. For Windows Me and 2003 Server, this step may not apply.
  8. Once the files are copied, click Finish.
  9. Steps 4-9 will repeat to install the printer driver. File names will change. At step 9, you have the option to rename the printer. Click Finish. After files have installed, click Finish to close the dialog.
Network Installation for Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, and Windows Server 2003
  1. Download HP's Install Network Printer Wizard.
  2. Run Install Network Printer Wizard and follow the on-screen instructions.
INSTALLING SOFTWARE ON MACINTOSH OS 10.2.X, 10.3X, and 10.4.X USB installation instructions
  1. Insert the CD-ROM.
  2. Run the installation utility.
  3. After the software installation is complete, attach the USB cable to the printer and the computer and then restart the computer.
  4. After the computer has restarted, open the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility to see if the printer name appears in the Printer List.
  5. If the printer name displays in the Printer List, the setup is complete. If the printer name does not display in the Printer List, go to the next step.
  6. Click the Add button, and then select USB from the drop-down list. 7. Select HP Color LaserJet 2605 and then click Add. The printer name displays in the Printer List. Setup is complete.

Jan 27, 2010 | HP LaserJet 2605DTN Color Printer

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What about after?


Try reinstalling the printer to a different USB Port on your computer. This should force Windows to install the drivers correctly, and thus make your printer work.

You may need to visit the HP Support Site to obtain the drivers if you have not got your disc.

Mar 05, 2009 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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Printer model HP color 2605dn does not print from PC


its a communcations problem, make sure the USB or network cable are attached to usb cable computer, network cable to wall jack or hub.

it can also be a driver issue.

is the printer connected via network or usb?

Nov 21, 2008 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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