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Printing blank paper

When i connect my canon mp470 to my apple laptop, and print out a page, it simply prints a blank sheet of paper! My ink is full and my printer is connected correctly, please help! thanks!

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  • amberfix Jan 06, 2009

    printer only prints blank pages

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    when trying to print from computer or photocopy a sheet on the printer alone the paper comes out completely blank.The ink cartridges are full and no errors are displayed.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Help me please

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Try a few things, your printer maintenance my need to be adjusted, such as settings. i have one at work and i hate it, canon printers are so non-user friendly. do you have both a black and a color cartridge in it, if so you will have to tell it in the maintenance settings, if you only have one or the other installed you have to put both in it wont print with only one cartridge. if you just bought it and still have everything that it came with...take it back and buy a lexmark.

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