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Printer ejects blank page after a print or copy job is complete

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    After first page, then a blank page, then it is ok.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2007



    My printer ejets blank paper after every one printing complete.

    pls help me. my printer in hp d 2360

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For the A960 click the link below.
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Posted on Jan 31, 2008

  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Feb 07, 2008

    Can also be cause by too many sheets of paper loaded. Not every Mfg gets that correct. Some state you can load 100 sheets but more like 50 with inkjets. Laser jets are more accurate & most don't have this problem. New paper is dusty & can build up very fast cloging the feeder & all of the internals. So now you know why canned air is sold. Most inkjets lower a inner try just low enough for the printers wheels to grab one sheet of paper. Far too often the inner tray drops too low or & the roller wheels are too dirty. The printer notices there is another sheet of paper & sends it through the printer after the printed sheet is finished. This happends to all inkjets. Some days are fine & others you want to toss it out the window.

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