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Printer on but not printing

I changed # 1 cartridge. It will print me a test page.When I try to print something other than that. The print page pops up. I press print and nothing happens. This is with lexmark 2400 series

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I want to print but the printer states that the driver is not installed. How can I fix this to be able to print?

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Printer Photosmart 8450. Using HP black cartridge. Received message saying the printer did not recognize the cartridge because it was not HP. Removed it and tried several times to print. Gave up and...

Regarding your HP94 black ink cartridge error problem and inability to print to your HP PS 8450 printer, this type of problem is probably an internal micro-electronic failure inside the HP94 ink cartridge.

To determine which cartridge is causing the issue and/or to confirm an electrical problem with one of the ink cartridges (or possibly both), perform both the Internal Self-Test page along with the Pen Electrical tests (diagnostics) to evaluate the electrical condition of both ink cartridges....

Please first verify the age of the ink cartridge(s)....look at imprinted date on front (or back) of ink cartridge. If this 'warranty expiration date' has expired, then potential cartridge failures can occur due to internal corrosion, etc.

A. Ensure BOTH carriage/flex cables and BOTH ink cartridge contacts are thoroughly clean before proceeding:

B. Print Self-Test Page:
1. Press CANCEL and SAVE simultaneously (SAVE is the left-most button before POWER on/off.)
2. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to 'pen electrical test'.
3. Select Enter to print test - evaluate nozzle test pattern.

-- If the printer prints the self test page then this demonstrates the printer is generally functional and that the problem is likely with one of the ink cartridges. Please note this is a 'forced' service test...the printer will attempt to print the test page whether the cartridges are good or bad. If the Self-Test page can be successfully printed but regular/normal printing cannot, then one of the ink cartridges is likely internally damaged. Remove and replace suspect cartridge to confirm.

C. Perform Cartridge Diagnostics tests using either C.1 or C.2 procedure below (varies by printer model):

C.1. Tap 41/43 Diagnostics Test:
1. To enter the Manufacturing Tests menu, press the 3 small, round buttons on the front panel simultaneously for >5secs: 'OK', 'CANCEL', & 'SELECT PHOTOS' (or 'Print Photos')
2. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to Special Reports (or System Menu). Select Enter.
3. Navigate to 'print-mech button tap' menu.
4. Select Ok ('code = 0' will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until 'code = 41' (or attempt 'code = 43' if nothing prints using '41') is displayed.
5. Select Ok. Within one minute the Tap 41 (or 43) diagnostic test pattern should be initiated and print. Refer to video to help evaluate test pattern. Refer to 2nd video for guidance on how to read the diagnostic test pattern:

NOTE 1: A good HP 93/95/97/99 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 92/94/96/98 black ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. If the results yield anything different then the ink cartridge is likely damaged and will need to be replaced. For reference only, refer to the following HP Deskjet video which shows how to read the HP 93-97 ink cartridge diagnostic test print: (see 2nd video)

C.2. Pen Electrical / Error Bypass Procedure:
1. To enter the Manufacturing Tests menu, press the 3 small, round buttons on the front panel simultaneously for >5secs: 'OK', 'CANCEL', & 'SELECT PHOTOS' (or 'Print Photos')
2. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to Reports Menu (or System Menu). Select 'pen electrical test'.
3. Select Level 1, 2, or 3. Enter to print test - evaluate nozzle electrical test print.

NOTE 2: Pen recovery level 1, 2 or 3 clears cartridge errors, unblocking the printer to permit you to print the TEST PAGE with the normal MENU / TOOLS /PRINT TEST PAGE choice to aid in printer evaluation.

NOTE 3: Cartridge Error Bypass Message (Emergency Printing only): The Pen Recovery Level 1 clears cartridge errors and permits you to print the TEST PAGE with the normal MENU / TOOLS / PRINT TEST PAGE choice.

For additional information on North American ink refill services at a major retailer near you (should you wish to save ~50% on ink costs), general printing problem resolutions or advanced HP printer diagnosis procedures (error bypass/printer reset methods, etc.), please visit Inkjet411:

Aug 03, 2013 | HP Photosmart 8450 InkJet Printer

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I changed black cartridge and now it won't print mfc-490

Print a self-test page
1. Make sure the printer is on and loaded with unused, plain, white paper.
2. Press the * and # keys at the same time and then press 1, 2, and 7 .
3. Press the Right-arrow key to select Reports and then press the OK .
4. Press the Left-arrow key and select the vpp self test . The test page prints.
That will help narrow down the problem. If it prints black on the test page, we know it is something to do with the software. If it doesn't print black on the test page then take help from here.........

Hope ti helps..

Oct 29, 2010 | Brother Printers & Copiers

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I have an hp 3150 all in one printer. Every time I turn it on to print a document it prints a test page. I am out of color ink so it doesn't print the additional numbers and lines to align the printer. I...

I know your problem and i want to know that have you changed or refill your cartridge?.

if yes
place one plain paper in the tray.
it will print the test paper
print it and place it on the scanner with the printed side down.
press the scan button from the printer
printer will blink the light for some time and stop blinking
now it didn't print test print every time you print


Jun 26, 2010 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My HP stops printing after accessing any type of webmail or online study courses,e tc. I can send a doc to print and the printer works but it prints blank pages. The ink cartridges are fine.

Step 1:-
First of all go to the printer--> Press setup button on it --> use the Arrow keys --> choose the tools option --> now choose the option Print a test page--> If the test page prints fine--> The printer is fine. No problem in the printer.
Else take out the cartridges and clean it with a lint free cloth. ( Remember when cleaning the cartridges DO not touch the nozzel of the cartridge. Just clean the out side of the cartridge nozzel.)
Step 2:-
Try to change the color of the font on the document you are printing and then try printing. You will get to know if it is actually printing or not. If it is not printing in color also then try this ...!
Click on start--> go to control panel--> go to printers and faxes or printers option and then right click on the printer and choose properties option. Click on the print a test page button.--> Check if it works.
Let me know if it works..!

May 07, 2010 | HP Officejet 7210 All-In-One InkJet...

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Printing with no ink

1. Lift the front cover, and wait for the printer to move the old cartridges forward.

2. Take off or pull the clear plastic tape off of the back of the cartridge.

3. Pop the cartridge holder off of the top of the cartridge you are changing and pull the old cartridge out.

4. Carefully insert the new cartridge into the holder until it snap in place.

5. Close the front cover.

6. Your printer will automatically recognize the new cartridge.

7. Try to print a test page.

Oct 20, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer cuts off 1'' off print on the right side of paper all the time. It doesn't matter what our margin settings are. What could be the problem?

Print a test page by holding down the UPPER LEVEL button for 2 seconds.
If this test page prints fine it may be a driver issue.
If the test page has the right side cut off as well then something is blocking the laser on that side of the printer. Most likely place is something around the drum cartridge area. If you are familiar with the printer and this cartridge you can try removing it and checking this area for a scrap of paper or something blocking the laser light from reaching the drum.

Oct 18, 2009 | Samsung CLP-500 Laser Printer

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I have changed all the ink cartridges on my Brother MFC5440CN it

Light/faint prints usually are a result from clogged ink or air bubbles between the cartridge and print head (thus changing cartridge wont fix problem). Try printing the test page print from the machine (Ink Management -> set/ok twice). Answer the question(s) in the display and repeat this up to five times. The colors should be improved after 1-3 test prints usually.

Jun 03, 2009 | Brother MFC-5440CN All-In-One InkJet...

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the messages you get for cartridges other than the original are not trustful. You will get the right reading for original(from Brother) cartridges. Some ink is poor for printing photo quality.

not any refillable ink is right for printing photos, sometimes too dark, sometimes you don't get the right mix of colors.

Mar 30, 2009 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Every other word either red or blue

Please follow these steps and then try to print :
For winows system :
1. Click Start, Settings, Printers (Windows XP: Control Panel, Printers and Faxes).
2. Right click on the Lexmark printer icon and select Properties.
3. Select the Printer Settings tab (Windows XP: click on the Printing Preferences button) and click on the Change button.
4. Close the I Want To menu and select Print Color images in Black and White.
5. Click OK to confirm the new settings.
For mac system

# Load plain paper into the printer. Open the Page Setup screen and select the required settings.
# Then open the Print screen and customize the image printing settings as follows:

2. From the software application, select File, Print. From the Printer pop-up menu, choose your printer model and then continue.
3. From the pop-up menu in the upper left corner, choose Color Options.
4. From the Document Color pop-up menu, choose Black Only.
5. Click Print.


Mar 20, 2009 | Canon BubbleJet i560 InkJet Printer

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HP psc 1315v (printer, scanner, copier) Will not print

The test page printing out every time it gets turned on is the printer's way of telling you it wants to be calibrated. Lay the test page on the scanner (follow the pictures on the test page) and scan it in. This should fix that problem and the "occasionally after waiting, something prints" problem.

Unfortunately, I don't have an answer to the "E" on the display or check printer cartridge light. Hope this helps!

Sep 06, 2008 | HP PSC 1350v All-In-One InkJet Printer

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