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Printer isprinting blank pages

I installed the driver from the internet for my canon mp460 printer. i hooked up the usb cable to my laptop and tried to print. the printer is just spitting out blank pages.  can you help?

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Maybe your mp 460 printer is doing the same thing mine is. My problem is that when I try to print from the computer, the printer wants to copy instead, so a blank page comes out. I don't have a solution suggested yet. Jayceedee

Posted on Jan 08, 2008


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