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My printer won't print anything.

My printer will pull the paper through and eject it, but it doesn't print any words on the paper. I tried using multiple programs, but it still doesn't work.

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    My new HL-2140 will print Microsoft applications, email, UPS labels & reports, but just prints blank pages on Shazam Report Wizard which is my invoicing program. Both Brother and Mailware (invoice software) techs say there is no problem. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Printer will not print on 12x12 paper. Just ejects blank page.

My printer can not print when i give a print command.

Thanks and hope to hear from you.

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John.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

Ajkill
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SOURCE: lexmark z2300 printer won't pull in paper

1. Turn the printer off and open the access cover.
2. Look for any obstructions in the paper path and remove them if necessary. (It is possible to move the carrier assembly with the power off.)
3. Turn the printer on, load some paper, and press the Form Feed button. (On the X83, press the Select button.)
4. Watch the paper as it feeds through and try to determine where the jam is occurring.
5. Check to see if all the rollers are turning.

If all the rollers are turning, there may be something in the feed path that you can't see. Go to step 6.
If not, there is probably a feed motor or a gear problem and the printer may require service.
6. If the paper is jamming under the carrier assembly, you may be able to fix it using the manual feed slot.
7. Turn the printer off.
8. Take a #10 envelope and feed it through the left side of the manual feed slot until it comes right through the printer to the back of the exit rollers.
9. Move it up and down first, and then slowly move it over to the right side. If something is stuck under the black guide plate, this may work it loose.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Lexmark 5400 series printer won't grab paper for printing

Hi,

Whenever the printer doesn't pulls the paper please pull the pack of papers, browse through the papers with your finger and put them back gently.If it doesn't work it means the wheels that pull the paper are worn and you need to replace them.

For the second problem, this is not a printer problem but a software problem, please specify which software do you use so we can help you, as each software has individual options to print multiple pages. It will also be more logical to post the problem in the specific software area.

Good luck,

GetAFix99

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

SmartFix
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SOURCE: HP Laser Jet 1100 - Pulling Multiple Pages thru when printing

Hi,
Just by Cleaning and changing the Pickup roller
Click here and Follow the steps.
Please rate my response!!!

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

BaronVonNuke
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SOURCE: HP Designjet 130 ejects paper

It sounds like you have a bad leading edge sensor. This causes the printer to not be able to track where the paper is. Replacement of this sensor requires a certain amount of technical confidence as you will need to disassemble a certain amount of the printer.

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

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