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The copy function prints a solid black page?

The scanner copies, but when the C4280 goes to print the scan, it just prints a solid black page.

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Re: The copy function prints a solid black page?

Do you see the light going all the way across? The printer may be having power issues. You should make sure it is plugged into the wall and not into a surge protector or a power strip.

If the light is not coming on then there is an issue with the scanner bulb and if the printer is plugged into the wall then you should call hp and see if you can have it replaced.

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