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Printer not printing

My printer (types) like it is printing but no ink shows up. One time it didn't print anything but the footnote on the page. I tried cleaning the clear belt thing in the back but that didn't help. Any more suggestions? Thank you very much.

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Re: Printer not printing

It sounds like it is out of ink. If you have replaced the ink cartridge recently, is it possible you forgot to remove the small piece of tape that is placed over the head to prevent ink leaks? That has to be removed before installation.

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You are using the wrong driver. Check and make sure your printer is configured as "HP F380" and not anything else. The computer is sending commands to printer telling it to print a "dot" instead of the page intended.

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My printer is printing eveything small, what can i do?
i have a HP psc 1210.

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Try also checking this. check and see at the bottom of the cartridge whether it has dried ink. if so it will not print because the dried ink is blocking the way. use a cotton cloth and try to wet and wipe out the dried ink. might work......

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My printer prints very small

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No Mr Guru, its got nothing to do with the tapes on newly replaced cartridges, my printer is so new that my free cartridges are still good to use ..... but what can be done when the printer refuses to print even though its turned on and online ...... My printer is just lying catching cobwebs the in the next room .... even the HP Helpline in Singapore dont respond ....

Nest time I'll make sure I buy a better brand and model!

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