Question about HP Photosmart C7280 Laser Printer
My officejet is printing a blank page before every printed page. can you help?
How do I correct this? If I am printing a document that is 2 pages long, the printer will spit out 1 blank page, 1 printed page, 1 blank page and then 1 printed page.
I've checked all my printing set up and it's all set to print one page, but it always puts out a blank page before the printed page comes out. I have an HP Photosmart 7200 series inkjet printer and it is doing the same thing. I get a blank page and then a printed page and then a blank page and then a printed page. I do not know how to make it stop spitting out the blank pages. We have tried setting it back to the original settings but that does not seem to help.
Ok, I too have HP Photosmart 7280 and it was spit'g out a blank page
after each print page.
I went into the Control Panel/Printers - Right click on the HP Photosmart 7200 series icon and choose delete. Don't worry...just delete it.
Right above (Vista) click on Add a Printer - it's going to ask you if you want to add a local printer which is connected via USB connection or if you are set up wireless then choose Network
It will find your printer click on the printer hit next - then this is the most important step
It will ask you to find the manufacturer it shows Hewlett-Packard and underneath it shows HP - Do not click on HP - you'll have the same problem with that driver - choose Hewlett-Packard and find this driver HP Photosmart C7200 series Version 188.8.131.52 [3/23/07]
Hopefully they are all digitally signed with this information.
Click on that driver and click next - then click on replace the current driver and click next.
Print a test page and problem should be solved. Hope it helped!
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
In my case it was a lot easier than all the above solutions. I had this problem only with the network printer, Photosmart C7280, but not with the one that was connected with USB. I have two laptops: one is 2 yrs old, Vista 32-bit and another one is brand new with 64-bit Vista. You have to make sure you choose Hewlett Packard (not HP) and Photosmart C7200 Series (not 7200 Series) when install network printer. It did the trick for both of my laptops.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
I believe this will solve your problem. It did for me.
delete your printing device and reinstall,
when it asks for your driver, let it search for it.
When your options come up, find "HP" then look for "HP Officejet 7200"
DO NOT install "HP Photoprinter 7200".
This should take care of it.
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
On the Advanced tab under Properties, make sure "Print directly to the printer" is selected
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
AH HA! Wow, after some investigating trying to figure out how to fix this problem for myself, I've come across what I hope *crosses fingers* will be a solution.
Open up the Printers folder from Control Panel.
I personally had 2 different entries for the same printer. (One said 'Photosmart C7280', the other said 'Photosmart 7280') Though I had selected the C7280 printer as my default, I noticed while watching the Printers folder that my print jobs were actually going through the non-default printer.
I opened up the printer Properties (not Preferences) page, went to the Securities tab and removed ALL check marks from ALL groups and usernames.
I started printing various jobs and *knock on wood* so far have not run into the 'phantom page' again!
Hope this helps!
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
You need to uninstall all the printers under CONTROL PANNEL AND PRINTERS then DELETE all C7200 or 7200 printers and fax, then use your disk to reinstall it works or else you can go to www.hp.com and chat live with someone who can help out
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
Mine was worse. My HPC7280 would print 4 pages between each normal page. On this Vista equiped and Networked laptop I had installed the driver from the HP web site, the C7200 series driver to be exact AND the reccommended update. Please note as other other user mentioned, The PC with the printer connected directly to it via USB worked fine.
To make long story short, since the PC connected to the printer directly worked fine, I remembered that I had loaded the drivers and other **** from HP directly from the suplied CD that came with the printer. So I uninstalled the HP C7200 series driver from the networked laptop, and shoved in the CD from HP and loaded up the driver, the HP troubleshooter, and the HP updater. I selected the advanced user and not the easy setup that downloads all sorts of **** to the hard drive. After about 45 minutes and accepting whatever stupid license agreements form HP I was finished downloading. Even though I selected only the driver, the HP troubleshooter, and the HP updater, a lot of other stuff downloaded also. Anyway, this solved the problem. The HP C7280 with the HP C7200 series driver downloaded from the CD WITHOUT the new update (which is availiable on the HP website) prints fine now. I have unselected the auto updates, just in case there is something wrong with the updated driver
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
I have found this problem to be stemmed from the default Windows driver for this system. I replaced that driver with the HP driver and it resolved the problem. Here is the link right to the HP website for the proper drivers. I am pasting this to help folks avoid going to NON-HP sites for the driver. Many of these sites try to get you to offer up information or install their "Driver Discover" software. I recommend against installing this type of software on your PC..
I hope that this helps...
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
I had the same prblem but printing from AS400, the solution was on the AS400 i changed the lines per/sheet from 66 to 60. This was going on only on the HP printer all the IBM printer were printing normal...
Posted on Apr 20, 2010
I have the exact same problem. any fixes?
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
I am asking for a solution to the problem. My printer is a HP Photosmart C7280 inkjet
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
> unplug the usb cable from the computer
> click on "start--> control panel--> printers and faxes"
> select the printer icon associated with your printer and delete it.
> now plug the usb cable to the printer
> wait for few minutes while all the drivers are installed.
thats it... now try to print... it should be resolved
thanks and regards
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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In run window type services.msc and the go to print spooler option just stop and restart the service. And switch off and switch on the printer.
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