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Spits out blank pages

I just installed a new black ink cartridge and now allit does is spit out blank pages - even when i shows something in the quque

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SOURCE: Aligning printer after new ink cartridge inserted

SOLUTION: Start the cartridge alignment by performing a series of button presses from the front panel of the product.

  • HP PSC 1200 and 1300 series:
    1. Turn on the HP PSC 1200 or 1300 series product.
    2. Disconnect the USB cable from the all-in-one.
    3. Press the sequence of front panel buttons below to start the print cartridge alignment process. The button-press sequence must be completed within ten seconds. It might take several tries to complete the sequence within ten seconds.
      1. Press and hold Cancel .
      2. While holding Cancel , press On .
      3. When the Check Paper and Check Print Cartridge lights begin to blink simultaneously, release both buttons.
      4. Press Cancel again.
      5. Press Copies .
      6. Press Paper Type .
      7. Press Color Start Copy . The alignment page will begin printing. If the alignment page does not print, repeat the button-press sequence in this step.
    4. When the alignment page has printed, place the page face down on the scanner glass and press Scan . The alignment is complete when the On light stops blinking.
    5. Reconnect the USB cable.
CAUSE: This can occur if the cartridge alignment is canceled or times out without a valid print cartridge alignment stored in memory.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

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PeteG0429

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SOURCE: printer spits out blank page

This should solve this problem if you haven't already. It's real simple.


Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: HP 2410 photosmart will not align after changing ink cartridge

I have the same problem. I can't tell you how to fix it as my printer will no longer align, but to bypass the align page message to get to setup you have to hold down the setup button then press up.

Posted on May 08, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: HP L7590 black ink printing poorly even with new HP cartridge

I have had the same problem It is the print head not the cartridge If your printer is still under warranty have the printhead(s) replaced if not Open the unit where the print heads are and hold the OK button for 5 seconds. The Print head carriage will move to the left

Carefully remove the KY (Black & Yellow) Print head with a cotton swab and alcohol clean the contacts and replace the printhead. If this does not work remove the printhead and then with a spray bottle spray the nozzle area on the bottom (DO NOT TOUCH THE NOZZLES AS THEY WILL BE DESTROYED) HP techs have told me this will void any warranty so act accordingly I use a printhead cleaning solution available from most any online ink supplier

Replace the printhead after it has dried out (less than a minute). The printer will then go through an alignment cycle and should print I had to do this several times before the print head performed as it should

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: installed new hp black cartridge 56 ink but won't print

it shows if your using refill cartridge. & if you r using refill cartridge clear cartridge sensor with soft hands your problem would be resolved.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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