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HO 4280 does not print

The HP4290 does not print. Paper feeds through the machine, but no print.  All the ink level lights are lit.  The copy # by the black print button reads 0.  When the black print button is pushed, and a 1 appears, it still does not print.
Now what?

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If your ink light is on, you have no more ink and need to get it replaced.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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1. Check for a paper jam. Paper jams occur when one or more sheets of paper become stuck in the feeding or printing mechanism. Gently remove any jammed paper and reset the printer.
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3. Check for a clogged print head. If you know you have ink, the print head might be clogged. Navigate to "Control Panel > Printer > Right Click > Properties > Maintenance > Clean Cartridges" to attempt to clean the print head.
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- A margin appears
on printouts.
2 B Paper feed
Improper paper
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- Multi-feeding
- Skewed paper
feeding
- Paper jam
- Paper feeding from the
ASF
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- Highest print speed
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- In the high temperature
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- In the low temperature
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3 C Print results
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However, according to
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4 A Print results
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