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Not printing I hit "print" in doen't print, the paper comes out with nothing on it. I did a test page and it printed. Help,

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  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    i tried to resolve that but i cant get it....

  • kesrose18 Jun 24, 2008

    Print command is given; the printer starts up, scrolls the paper down; paper stops as if print is about to begin but doesn't, then blank paper scrolls out.

  • eshchory Jul 03, 2008

    I'm using Windows X. All is fine with Word and Excel but when I try print from an accounting program the printer spits out the page before the the on screen printer gauge even starts to run through the percentages.

    The technician claims the program is perfect and the my driver is the problem.


  • westenn Aug 05, 2008

    not printing the ink on page acts as though it is-paper goes through and sounds like it's printing but no ink. installed new cartridge and printed alignment page blue ink only. help

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Are these connected to Vista computers?

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Westenn, if there is no black ink on the alignment page, then your black cart is empty or the nozzles need cleaning. Your printouts will be blank if you're printing text since that would be black and you're out of black ink. Try cleaning it by carefully wiping the nozzles with a cotton ball swabbed in rubbing alcohol, and try cleaning the nozzles through the Solution Center. If that fails, try a new black cart - install it, print alignment and then everything should work.

eshchory - the tech may be wrong. If the accounting prog doesn't send print data to the spooler in a way in which the driver expects, then it's not the driver's fault, but worse it's not likely you can resolve the issue. You can try updating both the app and driver to the latest versions to see if it fixes it, but it isn't likely. Sometimes apps like this just won't work with certain brands of printer. If you were to get another brand of printer and see if it prints from the accounting prog, that might tell you once and for all who's to blame.

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