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Printer will not print ,paper comes out blank



Fitted new ink cartridges thought others had run out, still will not print.
cleaned the heads 3 times, can you help to solve the problem?

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    blank pages

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    put new ink into printer and pages cone out blank nothing on then can somebody help me fix this problem...

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    Printer will not print. cleaned, put in new ink, and printed a test page. All that shows on the test page two little crooked squares in the corner in blue. Please advise.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    I put in a new black cartridge and it will not print black ..only blue and some yellow and green. Shook all cartridges and inserted back in printer.

  • lynnedon Apr 19, 2009

    same problem.nothing comes out printed and now i have the ink light flashing

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    The new ink catridges installed do not produce a copy.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    I just put new black ink in and now nothing prints, also put all new color ink in. before the color was replaced some images printed, but now NOTHING prints.

  • pocur May 16, 2009

    printer is not printing paper comes out blank

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Put new in cartridges in printer.
Page prints out blank.
Have cleaned the print heads 3 times.
Need help!

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if you haven't used your printer for that long, your printhead is more than likely dried up and clogged. Try running the "Head cleaning" utility 2-3 then print a "Nozzle check" (find both of these functions on "Maintenance" page under "Printer properties".
If the nozzle check shows any print, you're on the right track. Run few more head cleans or try printing several pages (with LOT of colour) on high (best photo) quality. Combination of printing & nozzle checks works best. Be prepared to waste lot of ink doing this!

If you get no print at all, it's probably time to get a new printer. There are other things you can try eg. buy set of cleaning cartridges, try to clean the printhead by placing some folded tissue soaked with Windex under the printhead or forcing some Windex through the printhead pickup (using a syringe & rubber tubing fitted over the pickup needle - where the cartridge usually sits) etc.

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