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Only Prints light dots on side, no error code

I have an HP Laser Jet 1320tn printer. We changed the ink cartridge out yesterday and now all it prints is very faint dots on the side of the paper. ( It was completely out of ink before we changed it yesterday) There are not any error lights blinking.
Yes, we took the strip out of the new cartridge of ink :-)
This is a network printer.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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  • sydtibs Nov 08, 2007

    I also only get dots down one side of the paper, including when I try to print a test page. I have cleaned the print area, but still no luck.

  • Moon-Lady Nov 08, 2007

    Hello, We are going to take the cartridge back and try a new one. I will let you know if it works!

    Thank you.



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I found out what was causing the problem. There is a little tab on the door of the printer that pushes in a white button. Without that button pushed in, the lever does not come down to open the cartridge and expose the drum.

As a temporary fix, I broke off the eraser from a pencil and pushed it in between the tabs to hold the white button in. This has solved the problem.

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Look at the chip and compare to old one, are they the same?
sometimes they upgrade or give similar chips but the "programming is bad" return as defective.
check contacts in machine are they bent?

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