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Why do the printed words appear with a horizontal white line running through the middle of the words when using my HP Deskjet 540

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Sounds like the heads are not getting proper activation control. This type of problem is not usually user replaceable. By the age of the printer, it may be highly cost effective to purchase a new printer.

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Horizontal lines on page


Your printer head - the ink cartridge in case of most HP deskjet printes, in most cases is defective and you need to replace it to have a clean print.
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Erm i hv a prob wif my hp deskjet 2460 printer, my printer can function,d ink is full,& it can print but every line of words that print out always blank in the middle, izit the ink cannot come out in d...


it could be the coagulation of ink in between the cartridgebetter dip it in mild hot water for some times and replace it wiping the water. it would do the trick and solve your problem . it has been practicallytested.

If this solution helpful/useful for you please rate my solution. THANKS FORUSING FIXYA.

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Change black ink and now prints with white lines through the words on every other line


It is CLOGGED print-heads that cause the ink to _not_ be sprayed onto the paper, resulting in "white" horizontal lines.

Run a "print-head-cleaning-cycle", using the Epson software installed when you installed the printer.

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Word text document not printing clearly on every line.


What version of Word do you have? What OS are you using?

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HP Laserjet 3330 printed dark page especially around the middle


Does this happen both when copying and printing?
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If lines continue to appear when copying (primarily through the automatic feeder) then lift the auto feeder, and clean the glass -mainly the narrow piece on the left side.

please rate solution :)

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#5 black ink cartridge skips through the middle occasionally


Replacing the print head
The print head may need replacing if, after all print head and ink tank troubleshooting has been performed:

  • The nozzle test appears broken or to have horizontal white streaks.
  • One or more of the colors is missing from the Nozzle Test.
  • The colors are incorrect on the Nozzle Test.
  • A print head error is indicated on the unit.
  • The printer powers off when the print head is installed.
I hope it helps!!!

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Hi Terry,

It's hard to imagine software being the problem, however, I never say never.

Have you tried the BOLD [B] tab in word?

Right click on the printer in control panel, select properties, advanced, and see if there's a contrast adjustment or print quality, select BEST

USUALLY this only works with laser printers, but it might be there.

Open the HP Tool Kit and select ALIGN CARTRIGES, and CLEAN PEN, if it's there.

Click start, run, type in wordpad, press enter, type something and print.

Please let me know. I'm stumped!

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Horizontal white lines through the text


Your ink cartridge (s) is dried up, even some new ones are dried up, even tho' they're sealed.

Some self-tests don't use black.

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Wont print


some printers share the ink from color to black but you can select if you wants to use only black just go to printer than properies than select to use only black but you probably have to remove the empty color one

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