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Printer goes through the motions like it's printing, I don't get any error messages, you can see the ink cartridges moving back and forth, it pulls paper in and acts like it's printing, but the page comes out blank...suggestions?

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Remove the cartridges and press the end with the ink sponges onto a paper towel. If you see ink on the towel, insert the cartridges and run the cleaning 3-7 times. This will use up some ink, but is the only way to resolve this issue. If you continue to see improvement in the prints, continue to clean until quality is acceptable.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

  • lisa581 Sep 30, 2010

    Thanks! How do you run the cleaning???

  • hughestech Sep 30, 2010

    This is assuming you run windows. Locate the printer in the printers folder. Right click and select properties. At the bottom of that window, select preferences. Look on each of the tabs at the top. The tab may say "Maintainence", but if not, just look through the tabs until you find "cleaning". Run this feature and follow any directions it gives you.

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1. When a General error message appears in the display on your printer's control panel, the print head may not be able to move because of some obstruction. Follow these steps:

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2. When a General error message appears in the display on your printer's control panel, the print head may not be able to move back and forth freely.

If your printer's ink cartridge cover is not completely closed, the print head may have trouble moving back and forth. Follow these steps:

Turn off the printer.
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4. Encoder strip is Out of position.

Solution:
1. Open the front cover and check if ink cartridges lids are properly snapped in.

2. Turn the printer off and pull out the power cable from power socket, open the front cover and manually center the ink cartridges carriage.
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