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Printer makes all the moves,but the paper comes out blank.

The printer/copier worked fine for over a year, but recently quit putting any ink on paper. I repeatedly initiated the "clear the print-head" and "clean nozzles" options built into the printer maintenance menu, with no visible results. I also tried cleaning manually with ink-cleaning fluid and Q-tips with all the ink cartriges removed, with no results. All cartriges have been replaced with new ones, and it does not print anything. The printer obeys all the commands from the computer, and its own control panel, but absolutely no ink of any color shows up on the paper. I suspect that the print-head is somehow totally plugged, but I do not have the info as to how to remove it and not lose the proper location/timing of the head with relation to the paper/ locating ribbon.(I am a retired auto. engineer, and am quite familiar with potential damage without digging in in unfamiliar teritory).
Thanx, R.Spokas

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  • Lepapeherman Oct 28, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem, printer seems to work fine mechanically but there is no ink on the paper, I also reloaded with new cartridges, same problem.

    How do you get it to print again???



    I went to the utility tool and did cleaning and reloading many many times... same result.



    I am willing to take it apart and check the printing head but I don't know if it is possible.

    Help please

  • cobbscrystal Jan 13, 2009

    i am sorry i mean the scanner light goes off before scanner

  • rbaldasti Feb 12, 2009

    Paper feeds thru the printer and sounds like it is printing, however paper is blank???



    Anyone out there have a solution??



    Thanks, Rick

  • rbaldasti Feb 12, 2009

    printer looks and sounds good but paper comes out blank????

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