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The computer recognizes the printer and goes through the steps of printing, says there is plenty of ink but the page still comes out blank

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Your solution is to dial and call DELL so that they can replace your printer as it was.

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1 Clean Print Head
The print head gets clogged due to frequent usage. Therefore, the ink will not be able to get out of the cartridge. Hence, the printer only prints blank pages. The solution to this problem will be to clean the print head. This can be done by cleaning it with a damp cloth or with an Iso Propyl Solution.


2 Check if Cartridge is Empty
If this does not work, your next step would be to check if there is any ink in the printer cartridge. You might be giving a command for a high resolution printout, but the ink might not be enough for such a purpose. Look out for the printer prompts that will tell you about the low levels of ink.

3 Install the Correct Printer Driver
Many a times if you are downloading a printer driver from the internet, you might download the wrong driver. This will result in the computer not recognizing the printer. The result is blank pages.

4 Check for Appropriate Paper Size
Another facet to be taken care of is the paper size. You must check the Page Setup Dialog box whether you have selected the settings that are in tune with the paper size that is being used for the printing.

5 Check the Operations
If nothing works for you, then a printer operations checks is in order.

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STEP 1: Clean Print Head
The print head gets clogged due to frequent usage. Therefore, the ink will not be able to get out of the cartridge. Hence, the printer only prints blank pages. The solution to this problem will be to clean the print head. This can be done by cleaning it with a damp cloth or with an Iso Propyl Solution.
STEP2: Check if Cartridge is Empty
If this does not work, your next step would be to check if there is any ink in the printer cartridge. You might be giving a command for a high resolution printout, but the ink might not be enough for such a purpose. Look out for the printer prompts that will tell you about the low levels of ink.
STEP 3: Install the Correct Printer Driver
Many a times if you are downloading a printer driver from the internet, you might download the wrong driver. This will result in the computer not recognizing the printer. The result is blank pages.
STEP 4: Check for Appropriate Paper Size
Another facet to be taken care of is the printer size. You must check the Page Setup Dialog box whether you have selected the settings that are in tune with the paper size that is being used for the printing.

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First of all, there is the seller's liability here. If it's from eBay, there's some protection feature for you to use. The "prints blank pages" problem is believed to be caused by a clogged purge tube. Here is a guide I found that exlpains the problem, and how to solve it: Recently, after changing out the blank ink tank on my finacee's Epson CX5400 multifunction inkjet printer, the printer began printing nothing but blank pages. Even after doing multiple head cleanings and test prints, pages would emerge from the printer completely blank. After some research, a number of fellow CX5400 owners have reported having the same problems, to the extent that the term "design flaw" became a common theme. I've owned several Epson printers and have had, generally, good luck with them. 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Next in the chain are the ink tubes and primer. I've heard conflicting reports on how Epson printers get the ink out of the tanks; some believe that the tanks are positively pressurized when first installed, so that ink shoots out of the tank when the printer needs it. Other reports say that the printer puts negative pressure on the cartridge to draw ink out of it. Once the printer has the ink out of the cartridge, there are two places it can go, to either the print heads or to the purge tube. The print heads are what makes the ink spray onto the paper; the purge tube is where the ink goes when the printer primes new cartridges and cleans dirty print heads. Many cases of the "prints blank pages" problem occur right after installing new ink tanks. People have literally removed empty tanks from printers that work perfectly, and installed new tanks to find that the printer delivers blank pages (this happened to me). Since it's highly unlikely that the print heads have become clogged during the 5 minutes it takes to swap out the cartridges, the problem has to be elsewhere in the ink delivery system. So here's what happens when you install a new ink tank: 1. The new tank is installed, the printer recognizes that it's a new tank, and begins the priming sequence. 2. The printer starts to prime the tank. Ink comes out of each tank and is directed to the purge tube. 3. The ink flows through the purge tube into the internal absorbent pad. 4. After a couple seconds, the printer stops the priming sequence and probably does a quick print head cleaning. Now, a few people have done some in-depth troubleshooting and found that the "prints blank pages" problem is actually caused by a clogged purge tube. 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