Question about HP Deskjet 2050 All-in-One Printer
How to reset
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.
Solution two: Reset the printer
Resetting the printer might clear the issues and allow the printer to function correctly again.
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.
Solution three: Restart the computer
Restarting your computer might resolve the issue.
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.
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.
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.
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 iscolor ink problem - c01827528.gifx 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in)).
Follow these steps to check the default paper settings.
Step two: Print a test page
Follow these color ink problem - c01827528.giforder presented to
print a test page. A test page might help determine if the printer
installation caused the problem.
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.
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.
If successful, the printer prints exactly what displays in the program window.
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