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Printer "prints" but when it's done, no ink shows on the page.

We receintly filled all of our ink cartidges and when I tried to print, the printer accepts the paper but when it is done and spits the page out their is nothing printed/showed on the paper. (while the paper is going through the printer/ink thingy, goes back and forth like it is really printing something. But thiers nothing printed apart from a very light glare of the document I wanted to print.) Hopefully somebody knows whats up out thier and can PLEASE HELP ME!!! THANK YOU

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Re: Printer "prints" but when it's done, no ink shows on...

When you filled your cartridges were they empty? If so there is a good possibility that the nozzles are gummed and dried up. If you are going to fill them yourself watch the indicator that comes up on the screen it will tell you when you are getting low. If you get a low indication fill it asap. This will keep your nozzles wet and free flowing. Waiting until its empty can cause them to gum up and altimately dry out. My solution is to go to the store buy brand new cartridges. Go through the the full set up that your manufacture recomends. This means using the install new ink cartridge utility that came with your printer. Print a test page and print a nozzle aligment page. Just remember never let your ink completely run out before filling. If you follow this you will never run into this problem again.

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I had the same problem. The refilling station suggested that i dip the end of the cartridge in warm water then tap dry with with paper towel. It worked for a while but it dried up again after a few pages. If you are really desperate to print a few pages and can't buy a new cartridge asap, you can try this.

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WTH do i do!??!?!! i have a project due tomorrow and my printer hasnt been printing anything correctly for the past couple of days. please help anybody.

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Yeez are a fannies

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Epson styus color 440 prints a blank page. new ink. it want even test print right. its all blank.

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I am trying to perform HEAD ALIGMENT in my Pixma 130. The pattern with the adjustments to be made is then printed out but there is not any window where those adjustements can be set up.

Please help me.


Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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Try to press and hold the resume button for 5 seconds.If this not help you need to replace the ink cartridges.

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SOURCE: The printer won't print. Shows the following

It's mean you should replace a new print head

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Go to Control Panel - Printers and on MF3310 right click and choose Default settings. I had to change page size from Letter to A4 and output size from Match page size to A4 as well. Finally, after 4 hours of investigations it worked.

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False ink empty

Are you sure its exclamation mark?..
This warning message related to print head. (warn out). When you are replacing ink tube assembly use dummy print heads to do the priming (new ink tubes are empty & they have to fill with ink)..
Action: Remove all cartridges and print heads, switch on the printer follow the screen message.(Insert cartridges first next dummy print heads).once its recognizes cartridges then it switch over to print heads,insert dummy print heads. Once printer recognized the dummy print heads, printer will perform priming, during priming dummy print heads will filled with respective inks.(follow the display message)Remove dummy print heads & insert normal print heads. Wait till printer recognizes print heads, load the paper & wait till performs the calibration, once calibration is successfully done issue closed.
If calibration not successfully done, check align print out for which print head is not printed properly, replace it..
Pl ensure that minimum 50% ink levels required in cartridges before performing the priming. Best of luck..

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Scanner component scans and prints normally. Trying to print off an e-mail is a different story. The little screen says 'printing' and it goes through the motions. You can hear the carriage travelling line...

check the ink cartidges (the color ones) scanners use just black ink to print with (all grayscale) if you can't buy/ afford cartidges right now (who ISN'T broke these days!?!) then set the preferances on the printer to "black/ grayscale" and see if that works ( also is a good test to see if ink is out)

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Ink won't show up properly

Two possibilities, you have run out of ink in one or more cartidges, or you may have selected "draft" mode in you rprinter properties or prefrences. Draft mode saves ink by reducing the amount of ink put on the page.

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Printer acts as though it's printing but nothing shows on the paper

If you have not used your printer for a while the phe ink cartridges can dry out, or you have run out of ink. You may need to install new cartidges, you could try cleaning the print heads wich is done with a button on the control panel or from your PC.

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My hp 6110 doesn't print colour?

When you refill an HP cartridge there is a chip on some that tells the printer how many pages have been printed. This doesn't get reset when it gets refilled in a majority of the refill places. So you will have to ignore the low ink warning on those cartridges or get them done somewhere else like a Cartridge World. If in fact the ink tank is chipped, then they generally can't be refilled without resetting the chip.

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have you when into printer properties and done maintence such as "clean cartriges".  If so, it may be possible the ink cartidges are bad.

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HP Deskjet D4160


This is Vikram Kumar Thumu from India-Hyderabad. I have seen your issue and I would like to provide my solution on the issue.

Well, this is the issue that could happen with either with Printer Software or with Printer Ink cartidges that could be out of ink or very low in ink...

To isolate and to resolve the issue I recommend you to perform below solution. I hope that this will fix the issue for you.

Solution 1: Hard Reset Printer

1. Turn OFF printer
2. Disconnect Printer from Computer.
3. Remove the Printer Power Cable from wall outlet and then try to remove the ink cartidges from Printer.
4. Wait for a minute.
5. and then reseat the Printer ink cartidges and then Connect the Printer cable to the Computer and then Power ON Printer.

This should generally fix the issue. However, if the issue still persists then I recommend you to proceed further solution on the issue.

Soltution 2:

Right click on the Printer icon of HP Deskjet D4100 Series and then select the option " online " and then press F5 key in the keyboard. to effect the changes.

Solution 3:

Try to print a Cartidges Test page from Printer Properties to check the ink cartidges ink status.

if found issue with ink cartridges then replace them else try to uninstall and reinstall the Printer software.

This should resolve the issue. If the issue still persists then I recommend you to contact HP CHAT SUPPORT or HP PHONE SUPPORT team or HP EMAIL Support on this issue. They can help you further to resolve the issue for you.

If you need any further assistance you can mail me at I 'll be glad to help you ...


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Color cartridge problem

the color cantridge u changed is genew or u have token the other and just fill them fith ink???

if u have bought new cartidges go try print a test page and check if u have installed the cartidges corectly

if u havn bought genew cartidges i seems that the heads are blocked with ink!! go buy some new ones and i believe u will be fine

dont forget to vote!! :)

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