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Paper comes out with nothing on it

I replaced the cartridge 2 times and i still get a blank paper come out

when i print out also blank paper comes out


no jam, no error just a blank paper


any suggestions would be greatly appreciate it

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Re: paper comes out with nothing on it

Had the same problem.. turned it off, unplugged it for ten minutes, but it still wasn't working.. So I gave it a good spankin n not it's working!

amazing! lol

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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I just beat up the copier and now it works again! What kind of moral lesson is that?

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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I've tried everything before for months... unplugging, new cartridges, servicing, etc. I've always avoided jarring an electronic item, but hitting the front fixed it! A couple of open-palmed smacks above the paper drawer, and it printed this very page. Apparently, sometimes the cover over the laser sticks shut after replacing the print cartridge, or removing a paper jam. Sounds crazy, but smack it!

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We tried reseating the cartridge, turning off the printer for 10 minutes and other solutions. Then tried Printer Settings>Reset Printer>On. It worked on our MF6550.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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My printer was printing blank pages after I changed ink cartridges. I unplugged my copier and left it unplugged for 10 minutes, then plugged it back in and it went into an initialization mode and now it is printing normal again. Thanks for all the help!

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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I just had the same problem with mine 12-17-07 tried all solutions No help , Then tried Unpluging copier NOT turning off ,copier reset itself works just fine. I hope this helps someone.

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Re: paper comes out with nothing on it

Possibly sounding silly here, (again) but have you removed the seal from the toner cartridge (This is a breakaway plastic tab, connected to a length on plastic, which seals the toner for transit)

If this has not been removed from the cartridge then it fails in just the way you are describing

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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