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I455 printing totally blank pages

I have the same exact problem and it has nothing to do with cleaning the printheads, etc. It was printing blank pages, I unplugged it, plugged it in again, and it printed a whole script perfectly. Then it started printing completely blank pages again, and this time nothing worked. Put in new cartridges, re booted, reinstalled the driver, moved it to another computer - nothing but blank pages come out. It sounds like it's printing, the printhead travels back and forth across and when it goes through a cleaning routine, it sounds like it's cleaning, but the ink never touches the paper.

I'm ready to take it down to the e-waste place.

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  • larrycorsa Sep 25, 2009

    I mentioned that I used brand new cartridges in the most recent attempt, right out of the box. Did the whole deep cleaning routine also. There is no ink at all coming onto the page. Thanks for the suggestion, though,
    larry


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Don't know that particular model but try this.

Sounds like the lines are a bit plugged and are running dry again after the script page.

Never leave an inkjet or deskjet for more than a week or so without using it because the ink wells can dry up.

Take a Q-tip and dip it in alcohol.
Remove the cartridges and soak each hole with a brand new Q-tip.
Let it dry.
You may have to do this a few times before you get results.
Now put in the cartridges.
Go to
Start
Control Panel
printers
Click on your printer
Go to Properties
Go to Maintenace
There should be some kind of thing in there that will allow you to clean and deep clean your cartridges.

I have recovered many "seemingly hopeless" printers this way. A lot of printers that can be rescued end up in e-waste, wasting a lot of money.
Look in the yellow pages and find you local dealer if all else fails. These people are often quite helpful.

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