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Dell a940 all in one printer

First, stopped printing in color.
Now, printer only prints blank pages.

I have installed new cartridges & have followed all troubleshooting steps.
Still does not print?

Please help !
Thanks !

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  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    MY A940 WILL PRINT A TEST PAGE BUT THEN ONLY GIVES ME BLANKS ON OTHER ITEMS. HELP.

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    test page will print---everything else prints as a blank page. I do not know how to change drivers. Can I just replace the printer or will I still have the same issue?

  • REAL TIRED Oct 29, 2008

    IS THE DELL ALL IN ONE 920 PRINTER , SUPPOSE TO PRINT IN COLOR JUST BY PUSHING THE "COLOR COPY " BUTTON? IS THEIR A TRICK TO GET IT TO PRINT IN COLOR?

  • REAL TIRED Oct 29, 2008

    HOW IS THIS PRINTER SUPPOSE TO PRINT NORMALLY IN COLOR WHEN ITS IT WORKING CONDITION.....

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My a940 test page print blanks and also other pages. Help!

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Hmm..ok..if the test page is good, then it's in the drivers. get new ones, remove old ones first, re install try again.





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