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Printer loads paper but does not print just ejects the paper

When printing anything except plain text, the printer loads the paper but doesn't write on the paper. It just ejects the paper blank and thinks that it has printed. Printer attached to Vista 64.

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1. Make sure:
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• If you are using photo, glossy, or heavyweight matte paper, you load it with the glossy or printable side facing you. (If you are not sure which side is the printable side, see the instructions that came with the paper.)
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In Windows

  1. Load plain paper.
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How do I realign my hp photosmart c4480 printer?


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3. In the Print Settings area, click Printer Toolbox.
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box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Features tab, and then click
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NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog
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