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My printer doesn't print

My printer feeds the paper but doesn't print on it.

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  • Thokoane Sents'o Sep 23, 2008

    After changing cartridge my printer just feeds the paper but doesn't write any thing on it, I mean it comes out blank. I tried cleaning it and inserting the other new cartridges both 57 & 58 but the Problem still persists.

  • speters5 Sep 24, 2008

    Same thing's happening to me

  • mceleavy Sep 25, 2008

    My printer is not printing although I know the 2 cartridges are not empty. Occasionally a feint coloured line appears 1/3 of the way down the page, and a line of green ticks (9 in all) appear on the left hand side just above the coloured horizontal line.



    Can you tell me what is wrong? K

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    i changed both the 57 & 58 cartridges but y printer spits out a sheet of paper with about 2 inches of black acrosss the bottom of the page and rest of the page is about 1 inch of black nothing all the way up to the top on 1 side.

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I have a Canon S520 printer that feeds the paper through but won't print on it, The ink levels are good in the cartridges and it will print test pages. when i try to print a word document it won't print on it.
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