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Image Unit Life Low

Issue with printer printing out test page 400 times once turned on. That is all it does all day--you cannot print from it. Today we were going to try and fix the issue however now it states "Image Unit Life Low". What does that mean? In the manual it does not have this error anywhere! Tannie

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Image unit is the opc drum it is a consumable you should be able to order on where you buy your toners. Instructions on how to fit should be in manual or on the box when you receive it.

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SOURCE: Imaging Unit Missing Error

Hi, I had the same problem. The following Cause and solution may help you fix your machine.

All refereces to left and right are facing the front of the machine as if for normal use.
The cause is due to the connector on thtop left rear of the imaging unit. this connector is mated with a coresponding, retractable connector in the body of the machine. When you open the cover over the top of the imaging unit, this connector retracts back into the body of the machine and when you close the lid it should re-engage with the imaging unit, The problem is that it dosen;t reconnect. I have asumed that it is due wear in the connector operating mechanism. This solution was effective for my printer.

Switch Off!!!
remove the topcover (after removing the colour catridges )and. remove the left hand side panel. You will see a nylon gear mechanism. Sqeeze together the nylon clip inthe centre of the gear wheel, and pull the gear about halfway off. This should allow you to move the vertical geared bar up 1 notch. .Push the gear wheel back on and try the machine to see if it works ok. All covers will need to be closed and if it works ok , reassemle the machine. Job done -about 10 to 15 mins. It tookme alot longer to find it,so some feedback would be appreciated.


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SOURCE: Di351f. Can not print over the network.

I am confused. If you can see the printer via the web browser and you can print a window's test page you are all set up and ready to print. There should be no problem printing as long as you have that printer selected as the default printer and it is selected in whatever program you are printing from. What do you mean by "straight over the network"

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Drum Life Ends soon - Brother

The problem with this is the design. Each toner cartridge has a microchip on it, that counts the pages you print. The company has determined that you get x amounts of prints. Then you have to replace it, empty or not. This printers do not work the same way as an expensive professional business copier. In an pro style there is a spent toner cartridge that collects all of the wasted toner that is on the drum. On a small business/home style this spent toner goes back into the cartridge. There is no level indicator, even on the inkjet printer. They too, have a chip that says you have x amount of prints/cleaning cycles they can go through. Look up inkjet refill kits or inkjet cartridge programmer.

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I have an HP 4515 that is printing blank pages. I have tried to replace the toner and the power supply board. Neither resolved the issue. When the paper gets deliver out the paper is warm. This occurs when...

I believe I understand your issue:-
The printer is able to come to ready- your still able to navigate the menus. the printer goes through all the motions of printing except producing an image-
Having the machine print a test page ( internal Print ) tests whether the formatter is still able to generate a digital image ready for the print engine, but does not diagnose the print engine-
1) power down and remove power cord
2)remove the toner cartridge, use a pair of pliers and gently rotate the drum ( within the toner cartridge, a drive gear/mesh can be found on the end of the toner unit)- are you able to turn this drum or has it seized?
if it doesnt replace the new toner with another NEW toner and try again
3) return the power and power up the machine having first disconnected all network connections.
allow the machine to come to ready.
4) ask the printer for a config page ( internal print) and estimate when the paper is immediately below the drum surface ( toner cart) and using the power switch turn the printer off- causing a jam in the centre of the printer - this is ok we do this to see if an image has been generated on the drum surface- remove the toner cartridge and slide the drum protector plate to the side, look carefully at the drum suface ( you should see a latent image of a config page, at this point look at the paper still jammed inside the printer and see if there are any signs of toner ( there should be part of an image allready on the surface ) now if there is an image on the drum but no image on the paper then I would replace the transfer roller and or transfer HVT power unit, if however there is no image on the drum then you have a very serious problem which will require a new laser unit ( but this should really come up with a diagnostic error code)or Primary HVT unit.

Feb 06, 2014 | HP P4515n LaserJet Printer

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Color ink problem

Solution one: Check the ink levels To allow for full use of the cartridges, some printers continue to print even after the cartridges are completely out of ink. Follow these steps to check the ink levels in the Toolbox . The Toolbox is part of the standard printer software. Depending on the version of Toolbox on your computer, the appearance of the Toolbox features might vary.
NOTE: Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When an indicator shows low ink levels, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. Print quality deteriorates as cartridges run out of ink.
  1. Click Start (c01827528.gif ), click All Programs , click the HP folder, and then click the icon for your HP printer (c02053172.gif ). The printer software opens.
  2. In the printer software, double-click Estimated Ink Levels . The Toolbox opens.
  3. Click the Estimated Ink Levels tab to display the estimated ink level of each cartridge. Figure 1: Estimated ink level indicator c02752297.gif Image: Estimated ink level indicator.
  4. If the ink level indicators show that a cartridge is low or empty, replace the cartridge.
  5. Try printing again.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution two: Reset the printer Resetting the printer might clear the issues and allow the printer to function correctly again.
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the printer.
    NOTE: Pressing the Power button might not turn off the printer. This might happen if the printer is in an error state. Continue with these steps regardless.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer. Figure 2: Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer c01869581.gif Image: Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer.
  3. Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the printer. Figure 3: Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the printer c01850063.gif Image: Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the printer.
  4. Wait 30 seconds.
  5. Reconnect the USB cable to the printer. Figure 4: Reconnect the USB cable to the printer c01868577.gif Image: Reconnect the USB cable to the printer.
  6. Reconnect the power cord to the printer. Figure 5: Reconnect the power cord to the printer c01869582.gif Image: Reconnect the power cord to the printer.
  7. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the printer.
  8. Try printing again.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution three: Restart the computer Restarting your computer might resolve the issue.
  1. Save the latest changes to your files, and then close all your open programs.
  2. Click Start , and then click Shut Down . A dialog box opens.
  3. Select Restart . Most computers turn off, and then turn on again automatically.
    NOTE: If a dialog box opens with a message that it is now ok to turn off the computer, press the power button on the computer to turn it off. Then press the power button again to turn it on. After a few minutes, the computer is ready to print again.
  4. Reopen the file that you want to print, and then try printing again.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution four: Check for blank pages in the print preview If the printer prints all pages correctly, but it adds blank pages to the printout, check for blank pages in the print preview.
  1. In most programs, click File , and then click Print Preview . If the program you are using does not have this option, consult the program manufacturer.
  2. Review the print preview for blank pages.
  • If the print preview reveals blank pages, delete the blank pages in the document, and then try printing again.
  • If the preview contains no blank pages, continue with the next solution.
Solution five: Check the USB cable If the printer connects with a USB cable, a faulty connection might cause the issue. Follow these instructions to check the USB cable.
  1. Make sure that the USB cable inserts all the way into its port on the rear of the printer. Use some pressure to push it in all the way. Figure 6: Insert a USB cable into the rear of the printer c01868577.gif Image: Insert a USB cable into the rear of the printer.
  2. Make sure that the USB cable inserts all the way into its port on the computer. Use some pressure to push it in all the way.
  3. If the issue persists, try replacing the USB cable with a known good cable.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution six: Check the printer settings on the computer Issues with the printer settings on the computer might cause the printer to print blank pages. Follow these steps to check the printer settings on the computer. Step one: Check the default paper settings Make sure that the default paper size matches the width and length of the paper loaded in the tray. If the paper loaded in the tray is different from the paper size setting, the printer might print blank pages. For instance, the issue might occur if legal size paper (215 x 355 mm (8.5 x 14 in)) is in the tray, and the paper size setting is letter (215 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in)). Follow these steps to check the default paper settings.
  1. Click Start (c01827528.gif ).
  2. Click Printers and Faxes . The Printers and Faxes folder opens.
  3. Right-click the icon for your printer (c01532298.gif ), and then click Printing Preferences . The Printing Preferences window opens.
  4. Click the Paper/Quality tab, and then compare the settings in the Paper Size drop-down menu with the paper in the tray. If the size of the paper in the tray is not the same as the setting in the Paper Size drop-down menu, change the setting:
    1. Click the Paper Size drop-down list, and then select the size of the paper that is in the tray.
    2. Click Apply to save the settings, and then click OK to close the Printing Preferences window.
Step two: Print a test page Follow these steps in the order presented to print a test page. A test page might help determine if the printer installation caused the problem.
  1. Click Start (c01827528.gif ).
  2. Click Printers and Faxes . The Printers and Faxes folder opens.
  3. Right-click the printer icon (c01532298.gif ), and then click Properties . The Properties window opens.
  4. In the General tab, click Print Test Page . The printer prints the Windows XP Printer Test Page. Figure 7: Example of Windows XP Printer Test Page c01532301.gif Image: Example of Windows XP Printer Test Page.
  • If the Windows XP Printer Test Page prints successfully, you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the page is blank, continue to the next solution.
Solution seven: Print from an alternate program Follow these steps to try printing from an alternate program, such as Microsoft Notepad or WordPad, to determine if the current program is causing the issue.
  1. Browse to the location of your saved document, right-click the file, and then click Open With . A window opens with a list of programs.
  2. Select a program other than the program you are currently using to print the document.
  3. Open the file in the program, and then check the contents.
    NOTE: Most files open in plain text applications, such as Notepad or WordPad, even if the contents include unusual symbols or text that does not make sense.
  4. Try to print the file:
    1. Click File , and then click Print . The Print window opens.
    2. Select your HP printer from the Select Printer drop-down menu, and then click OK .
    If successful, the printer prints exactly what displays in the program window.
    • If the document prints successfully in the alternate program, you do not need to continue troubleshooting. The issue is likely specific to the program you are trying to print from. Consult the program manufacturer for assistance.
    • If the document still prints blank pages in the alternate program, continue to the next solution.
    • here are a couple things you can try hope this helps you

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HP Deskjet 5650 - Troubleshooter keeps saying paper is low or out.

How to use the solutions in this document To resolve the issue, try each solution in this document, and then use the steps in this section to print a self-test report. This step determines if the product hardware functions correctly. When you have resolved the issue, and the product successfully prints a self-test report, there is no need to continue troubleshooting. Print a self-test page Follow these steps to print a self-test report.
  1. Load plain paper in the paper tray.
  2. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
  3. Press and hold the Power button (c01602202.gif ).
  4. Press the Resume button (c01678098.gif ) four times. The self-test page prints.
c01733891.gif IMPORTANT : Try to print a self-test report after every solution even if the solution resolves the issue.

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MY HP LaserJet 2840 has a brand new Toner cartridge. Now it won't print at all and we are getting a "OPC at end of life" prompt. What does this mean?

Imaging drum reach 20,000 (black only) or 5,000 (color), replace the image drum.

Supplies life
The life of the imaging drum depends on the number of black-only or color pages that print jobs
require. Imaging-drum life is also affected each time the device calibrates because calibrating causes the imaging drum to rotate. Imaging-drum life is measured in terms of number of rotations rather than number of pages printed.
The type and length of print jobs also affects drum life. A series of short print jobs uses more drum
life than an equivalent number of pages printed in a single large job. To extend drum life, print
multiple copies of a print job at one time rather than sending the same job to the device multiple times.
The life of a print cartridge depends on the amount of toner that print jobs require. When printing text at 5% coverage, black print cartridges last an average of 5,000 pages and cyan, magenta, and
yellow print cartridges last an average of 2,000 pages. High-capacity cyan, magenta, and yellow print cartridges last an average of 4,000 pages. (A typical business letter has 5% coverage.)

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I have an HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One that was purchased in 2008. I have using it to scan slides and create JPEG files from which I have been making prints, mostly 4x6 format. Just today for the first...

Issue The All-in-One is working, but the printed output is not straight on the page. It is skewed or crooked. Solution Follow these steps to resolve this issue: Step one: Ensure that the paper is loaded correctly
  1. To make sure that the paper is loaded correctly, check the following conditions:
    • The right side of the paper is even with the right side of the paper tray.
    • The paper guides are adjusted to the edges of the paper.
    • The paper is flat in the tray.
  2. Make sure only one type of paper is loaded in the All-in-One.
  3. Make sure the rear access door is securely installed.
Print a diagnostic page If no identifiable problem exists with the paper or the guides, print a test diagnostic page to see if the unit is operating correctly. Follow these steps to print a diagnostic page:
  1. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the input tray.
  2. Touch the Setup icon on the display.
  3. Touch Tools .
  4. Touch Self-Test Report . The HP All-in-One prints a Self-Test report, which might show the source of the printing problem.
Validate that the printer is within skew tolerance Follow these steps to validate that the printer is within skew tolerance using the self test report:
  1. Fold the paper horizontally into half. Look through the paper to see the single and double lines at the top and bottom of the page.
  2. The line over the single line and the line below the two lines should overlap exactly.
  3. The single line at the top of the page should fall between the two lines at the bottom of the page.
Step two: Clean the paper rollers Follow these steps to clean the paper rollers:
  1. Turn off the unit and unplug the power cord.
  2. Remove the rear access door.
  3. Wipe the paper rollers with a lint-free cloth lightly moistened with distilled or bottled water. Rotate the rollers with your fingers to clean all the way around.
  4. Allow the rollers to dry completely, and then replace the rear access door.
  5. Plug the unit back in and turn it on.
Step three: Service the printer If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product. If this does not resolve the probelm I suggestsdownloading the HP Print Diagnoostic Utility:

Trust this will be helpful. :)

Dec 11, 2010 | HP Photosmart C8180 InkJet Printer

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Hp psc all-in-one 1315. At start up and after a print job, the printer now prints out a test page. How can I stop this? Thanks Colin

Dear Sir,

Welcome back to Fixya

After changing ink cartridge,did you let the unit do an alignment? If not, you need to allow the unit to finish the alignment.If couldn't print another "alignment page" since the print queue was frozen in "pending" status ,so open the printer and remove and re-insert the ink cartridges.

Then place that "alignment page" on to the scanning bed and press the printer's scan button. The scanner startup again and 60 seconds later, then it start printing the documents remaining in the printer queue.

I think it deffinately solves your problem.If you have any problem regarding this issue leave a feedback we were happy to assist you.

Have a Nice Day!

Sep 30, 2009 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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HP PSC 1315 Prints test page every time printer is installed

Hi Jay,
This is mike, actually the problem is that that printer has not completed the aligning process, as a result the printer is printing the test page (Alignment page) every time when you turn it ON. So, I would suggest you to let the printer prints the alignment page and check whether the printer prints the page with all colors and it printed fine, once it is done, disconnect the USB cable behind the printer and then place the alignment page on the scanner glass by facing down the printed page downwards and press the scan button. This start the alignment process and the scanning process will be completed once the ON light is stop blinking. This will complete the alignment process.

Once done try to turn off and turn on the printer and check for the result. This should resolve the issue.

However, if the issue persist, then please revert back to me. Be sure that you use the HP genuine ink cartridges, not refilled nor re-manufacture.

Jun 20, 2009 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Test Page Problem

Hey there ppl.
I had the same problem every time i turned on my hp psc 1510 all-in-one. I found the solution to the problem on hp's homepage. Here is the link:

its quite easy! but if it does not work the first time i would try again before having it repaired og changing the ink.

good luck to you all

Nov 29, 2007 | HP PSC 1510 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Slow Printing

Hi, The slow printing issue can occure even if the cartridges are out or low in ink try to check the print function by the stand alone unit by printing a self test page Here are the steps to print a self test page: On the front panel of the product, press Menu (or Setup) . Press the Right Arrow until Print Reports displays, and then press Enter, Start, or OK . Press the Right Arrow until Self-Test Report displays, and then press Enter, Start, or OK . If the self test page takes less time to print and if all the color blocks and black block print fine the ink level are fine. if the time for self test is also more try to clean the cartridge contacts and replace the cartridges if needed this will fix the issue. If the printer works fine as stand alone self test and copy try to performe the steps in the below webpage: ========== ========== If the issue is still un fixed try to set the print directly settings in the printer properties Click on start >> control panel >> printer and faxes >> there look for the HP printer icon with the check mark and right click on it and select properties and then click on advance tab and under it select the print directly to printer and click on apply and ok to save the settings. Once done try to print and check with the issue. Hope this will fix the issue. Regards, Barret.

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