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HP Photosmart C4280 will not print text

I am using a macbook and my Photosmart C4280 will not print text or word documents. All the pages come out blank. I set the founts to black. However It will print pictures. When all the calibration checks are done, they all pass. the test pages work. I uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled new driers. no luck.

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  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Same problem, text prints in columns with fading and blank spaces in between where there should be text.

  • ckennedy7 Feb 01, 2009

    I am having the same problem. Will print photos but not word documents

  • xxsweiserxx Feb 08, 2009

    Same thing. Will print pictures and webpages but not documents

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    same problem here

  • vwhaney57 Feb 24, 2009

    print pictures on word documents but not text; same off the internet- pictures printed but no text. This is an HP Photosmart 7350

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    Exactly the same - will print photos & links but no text. It used to work fine until out of the blue we got a 'cartridges are not installed correctly' message. I replaced the cartridges and it seemed fine until I tried to print .... no text from there on....

  • NSE4 Mar 30, 2009

    Same problem - will not print text (comes out blank)

  • diamondd1979 Apr 06, 2009

    I am having the same problem as well....I tried the one solution (clean the print head) but that didn't work for me. Does ANYONE have an answer for this problem????



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Make sure you have the right driver. You may need to reset the printer, you can refer to the steps here How to Reset the HP PhotoSmart C4200 All-in-One Printer Series. Make sure the printer is working on standalone, like making a copy.

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I resolved this by going to "tools" -> "Clean Print Head".

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