Have a HP Pavillion computer purchased about 3 months ago. Bought Kodak5300 printer same time. The printer has been working fine until a day ago when we tried to print a letter wife wrote in Word. The printer started as it should on command but only get blank sheets- no printing
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Try checking the print queue and see if any print jobs is preventing you to print. This is usually a printer icon in the lower right corner of the desktop, next to the Date and Time. You can also run a Print Test to test your printer hardware.
Go into your control pannel and open up "Printers". Right click on the printer you are using and select "Properties". In the box that comes up choose "advanced"
In the middle of the menu box there should be "Spool print documents so program finishes printing faster" below it is "Print directly to the printer"
Change the option to Print directly and then press Apply at the bottom, this will get rid of the "Serial Job Number" that comes up before printing. :o)
The printer has performed correctly for two days now - first consecutive days since purchase 6 months ago. I did not do or change anything - have no idea why it is printing the correct number of copies now. I am not confident that this will be longlasting, however.
Check the date on your ink cartridge. I bet it has expired. If you put in a "new"cartridge but it is even an HP one with an older date, it may not work. I had my printer stop in the middle of a print job. It was printing fine and suddenly would not print. So I refilled the cartridge with an ink kit I had on hand and reinserted it--no go! Then I opened a remanufactured cartridge (office depot) I had bought some time ago and inserted it. No go, despite the fact I could see ink coming from the jets. I finally gave up and bought a new HP ink cartridge, and it worked just fine. But it bugged me why the new one would work and the other two that seemed just fine would not. Later I learned that HP has a chip that reads the expiration date on the cartridges and that is what keeps those old ones from printing. I found one trick of setting my date on my computer back to a year earlier than the exp date on the cartridge. I saw the date on the remanufactured one I had tried earlier was 2005, so I set my computer date to today date but year 2004. After forcing me to do print alignments several times and take the remanufactured cartridge out and put it back, I got it to print just fine. And that 2005 cartridge that would not work earlier is what I am printing with right now. Be advised, though, if you try the date setback, that HP printer will buck and try every way to not let you use that old cartridge. You must say no to reflashing if HP tries to pull that on you. And you will take out and put back that same cartridge multiple times and keep printing alignment sheets 3 or 4 times before you are successful. But, if you persist, you can get it to work.