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FAX MACHINE WILL NOT PRINT OR MAKE COPIES. I GET BLANK PAGES ON EVERYTHING

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  • yrohlman Mar 12, 2009

    ink cart shows 8/8. Test print prints blank, faxes same.

  • kristiy1561 Mar 13, 2009

    Everything incoming or sample pages will hear the printing but everything is blank- it happened suddenly and the ink level shows 6/8. The first time it happened I assumed someone faxed their pages upside down.

  • cmutamba Mar 13, 2009

    i have the same issue

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    I have the same problem: ink level 8/8. Could the indicator be wrong?

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Tried that- wasn't the problem- I changed out the cartridge and it worked again.. never could have imagined that was the problem, but the cartridge must have stopped working properly. Doubt it was the ink level.
I spent an hour with the online support tech form HP. Nothing else worked.

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Try wiping the contacts on the cartridge itself and the cartridge holder with a DRY paper towel and then re-install it.

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