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Printing problems When I hit the Print button, my HP LaserJet 4 printer just prints blank pages. I don't think there is a problem with the toner cartridge. Is there some other reason that the printer would be printing blank pages? I have been trying to print a Word document with text only--no images. I would appreciate someone's help. Thanks.

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    I have this problem and the description offered describes why this is happening in computer-ese, but doesn't help me understand what I might do to fix the problem of the cartriges riding too high or the computer "eating" the scanner. Please offer more specific help that I can use even if I don't have an IT degree. Thanks!!

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    hp laserjet pro 300 color printer will only print 4 copies of a 15 page document. Keeps stopping after only 4 pages

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Hi, There are 3 things that can cause blank pages. The most common is the laser shutter pops off on the spring side and blocks the laser from hitting the cartridge. The shutter opens when the cartridge is inserted. The cartridge guide that sits above and behind the cartridge misteriously gets eaten by the printer. Without it, the cartridge rides too high for the toner to transfer. The high voltage power supply goes totally dead. If the first 2 are ok, then replace the high voltage power supply. (There are 2 power supplies in the printer. One the low voltage power supply supplies voltage to all the boards, fans, etc. The high voltage ps only supplies voltage to the toner cartridge.)PS-The laser/scanner shutter is found under the top cover and below and by the front of the laser/scanner assembly (black box). Control of the shutter is on the left side of the laser/scanner. Good luck

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