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I set something up to print and it only prints a half a page

Can you save your document to PDF and try to print it again? Sometimes there is 'corrupt' postscript information in your file, and when you make a PDF first, it will be solved. If you do not want to make a PDF first, try to print your document page by page. It also could be a memory problem. That sometimes will be solved by shutting down your printer, wait a minute than switch it on again. So, you can try these three things:
1: Shut down your printer, wait a minute switch it on again, than try to print your document
2: Print your document page by page
3: Make a pdf of your document first, than print the pdf

Nov 30, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP495 InkJet Printer

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Printer will not print after installing 2 new ink cartridges


There are three (3) reasons for this.
1) There may not be a pool of ink at the exit port (the pre-chamber) that the head can **** from. The solution to this is the "Centrifugal Force" tip below.

2) The vent grooves to one or more chambers may be blocked by adhesive. The adhesive from the tears away seal or the name plate sticker may have blocked up a vent groove. If air can't get into the cartridge, the ink will not flow. The solution to this is a straight pin. Use a straight pin to puncture the name plate foil and vent the cartridge. If you run your finger nail across the foil, you will find there is a hole under the foil for each chamber. This is where to stick the pin through the foil. After making the pin holes in each chamber, run a few cleaning cycles to reestablish solid ink in the head.

3) Printer stops printing after a few pages(or many) have printed. *After refilling your cartridge your printer "thinks" the "original" cartridge is empty. Simply unplug the printer and wait a couple of minutes before plugging it in again. This Should "clear" the memory so the printer recognizes your refilled cartridge as "full".

If you still face the problem then you need to replace the cartridge as it is not genuine.
Hope this helps.

Feb 08, 2011 | HP Photosmart C5180 All-In-One InkJet...

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2 lines print on the page.. one on the left edge and that other is about inch and quarter in from the 1st one...

Is this just for copying? Or do you have the machine connected to your PC as a printer? If it is just copying then try making a copy from the glass. If the lines go away then this means you need to clean the strip glass which is located just to the left of the large main glass. If the glass copy still has lines then print out the meter count sheet by pressing user tools/counter then at the lower right corner of the screen press "print counter list" then press the print key. If lines on this sheet are still present then you likely have wear lines or grooves in the surface of the drum and may need the PCU/Drum Unit replaced or rebuilt.
Good Luck and Thank You for using Fixya.

Aug 31, 2010 | Ricoh Aficio 1027 All-In-One Laser Printer

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My dcp165c printer print quality prints black & yellow colour. i clean print head through maintance 76 but problem cannot be solved

How is the printer printing black and yellow color? Is it a smudge?

When I print, the pages are smudged with ink. What should I do?
- If smudged stains appear at the top center of the printed page:
  • Make sure the paper is not too thick or curled.
    Also, verify that the appropriate paper is being used and that the paper type set in the machine matches the media used.
  • Make sure the paper is not curled when you print on the back side of the paper with the Print Odd Pages and Print Even Pages settings.

- If smudged stains appear at the right or left corner of the printed page:
  • Make sure the paper is not curled when you print on the back side of the paper with the Print Odd Pages and Print Even Pages settings.

- If smudged stains appear on the reverse side or at the bottom of the page:
NOTE: Illustrations shown below are from the representative product and may differ from your Brother machine.
  • Make sure the printer platen is not dirty with ink.

    How to clean the machine's printer platen

    1. Unplug the machine from the AC power outlet.
    2. Lift the scanner cover until it locks securely in the open position.
    3. Clean the machine's printer platen(1) and the area around it, wiping off any scattered ink with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.

    4. Close the scanner cover.

  • Make sure you are using Genuine Brother Innobella™ Ink.
    > Brother Genuine Supplies information

  • Make sure you are using the paper support flap.

    To use the paper support flap, pull out the paper support (1) until it clicks and unfold the paper support flap(2).


Aug 03, 2010 | Brother Computers & Internet

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Printing problem

Check your page size. If the page size is sr more than smaller than Letter, the printer will spread the job over more than one page.
  1. In the software program you are trying to print from, click File and then click Print . The Print dialog box opens.
  2. Select your product, and then click Properties . The printer Properties dialog box opens.
  3. Click the Printing shortcuts tab.
  4. Under Printing shortcuts , click the type of job you are trying to print.
  5. Review the following options, and then make any necessary changes.
    • Paper size : Make sure that the selected option matches your paper size.

Mar 25, 2010 | HP Officejet Pro L7680 All-In-One Printer

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Kyocera Mita Ecosys PS 1010 all prints have thick and thin line down left hand side A little while back the printer started printing completely black sheets. Fixed by turning off and then on again. Since...

Try cleaning the charge wire. Move the lime green plastic handle from one side of the image unit to the other in the groove. If this doesn't work you'll need a new image unit.$$$$$. note: Make sure green handle is moved completely to the right when finished or black line will occur.

Feb 09, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Samsung CLP350N - prints black lin down the page on the left side???

i have same problem and have changed to drum and problem is still there.

This is really irritating if you have to print important stuff.

Oct 09, 2009 | Samsung CLP-350N Laser Printer

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When the fax machine prints out the pages there are black lines running vertically on the page. how do i fix this/what is the cause?

1-take out cartridge and clean the inside , there may be toner on the lamps
2-take a look at the drum(shiny cylinder) does it have black rings?? replace
3-does it have scratches or grooves? replace
3-could be the lamps (long thin strip of lights) some of the lights are bad

Aug 11, 2008 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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Most likely your drum unit is worn out. If it reaches the yield of 50k or more, it starts to develop grooves in the drum and toner gets stuck in the groove and is applied to your pages. If you have a service company, they can change it for you. We sell the drum for $220.

Jun 30, 2008 | Canon imageRUNNER 2200

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HP Laser Jet 2420d

drum cartdrige or fuser see for more info t isolate fault refer to

Nov 08, 2007 | HP OfficeJet 6210 All-In-One InkJet...

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