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Unwanted color printing

The printer has started to print a whole (A4 page) color background (magenta) when printing off black text on white paper, the whole page is magenta and not white. Any advice/help most appreciated.

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  • yorkymike44 Apr 06, 2008

    Thanks for your help, Coldcut. The printer is a Dell 500CN / USB. OSX and Windows XP

    I use it with a Mac and PC, the problem was evident with both machines. Been on holiday, when I got back I switched off all power to the printer and disconnected it from the Mac. When I turned the printer on again the problem was gone. Thank you very much for your help, that in itself was such a boon, and enabled me to stop worrying so much. Hope the solution to my problem will help somone else someday.

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Assuming you are using a browser have you gone to file page setup and uncheck the background printing of colors.
otherwise we need more info
OS , software application used, usb /network printer ,model printer
any changes made recently. etc..

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