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Why does Canon printer Model MF6500 print out blank pages?

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I hope you still have your copier and have not yet sent it in. I had the same problem and when I called Canon Tech support, they told me to go buy a new CANON brand toner cartridge that costs from $150 to $180 each to see if it would fix the problem. Obviously, if this did not fix the problem, I cannot return the toner for a refund. I was using a knock off brand that cost me $40.

I found that the problem is a metal shutter that is inside the machine behind the toner cartridge. It is a metal shutter about 1/4 inch by 4 inches that moves up and down to protect the user from the laser. Your shutter is not moving up out of the way of the laser. What I did was grab the center of this shutter with a hemostat (or long thin pliers) so that it bends this shutter just a little bit, then I pushed the shutter upwards with a butter knife. This little bend in the metal shutter causes the shutter to stay in an upright position by friction of metal on metal. Now it copies fine, even with an offbrand toner cartridge. It saved me hundreds of dollars on repairs or replacement parts.

I think that Canon tech knows about this, but they make more money when they replace a whole new laser unit for you or charge you for repairs.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon MP730 won't print at all (blank pages).

try to move the blue nozzel over the printing head to the from the right to the left and try, it will work

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

SOURCE: kodak printer prints blank pages

When you print from an internet site page and the Kodak box come up on your screen showing that it's printing, do not close this box until you've finished printing or it will print a blank page.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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This may sound silly, but I have myself made the mistake of inserting a new cartridge and not checking on the cartridge print head for a piece of sticky tape covering the print head. This tape is often stuck there by the manufacturer to prevent the ink from leaking out or drying up.
Check to make sure there is no tape stuck over the print head then check to make sure your printer driver is installed properly.
Try printing a test page to determine if the problem is related to the application from which you are printing or if the problem is printer related. To print a test page, go to your printers and faxes page from control panel and right-click on your printer icon and choose "properties".
Hope this info helps to solve your problem.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon PIXMA1500 prints blank pages

you need to change the print head ...

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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My MF 6530 printer began printing light so we changed the cartridge and the machine began printing blank pages. When the other cartridge was put back in the machine, it too began printing blank pages. We have several of these machines in a couple of offices and have had this problem before. Canon is aware of the issue with this model, but I would like to know it as well. Can you help with what the problem is and the repair instruction? A friend of mine with this machine and the same problem, had called Canon and they had repaired it quite fast in his office. I'd like to do it myself in case it re-occurrs.

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