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Printer keeps printing off blank pages or ones with random characters in the corners or top of page .

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Follow these steps :
Disconnect the USB cable from your computer.
Make sure that letter-size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.
Press the On button while also pressing the Ink button.
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