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How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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The most common cause of this problem is that the bottom margin, footer margin, or page border is outside the printable area of the page. All printers have an irreducible unprintable area necessitated by the mechanical requirements of paper handling.
There are a few things that could be the cause of this problem, including: Empty ink or toner cartridges that need replacing. Ink or toner cartridges that have become dislodged from their proper place. The wrong paper size loaded in the input tray.
If your printer is continuously feeding blank sheets of paper (meaning that it will just keep spitting out blank sheets without stopping, even when you power it off and back on) you probably have a sticking pickup solenoid.
If your printer is spitting out pages full of strange characters, symbols, or strange formatting, your inkjet printer drivers may be outdated, incompatible with your operating system or corrupt. Drivers are important to the proper function of your inkjet printer and it is best to check for updates regularly.
Your copies may be cut off if the paper is loaded incorrectly in the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) or paper tray, or if the paper size setting is not programmed correctly.
Remove any printouts or paper remaining in the printer. Load more paper. If this message appears during a print job, reset the printer by pressing the Pause button for 3 seconds, then load paper and send the job again.
Over time, paper absorbs and loses moisture which causes it to warp, or not lie perfectly flat. This can create print quality issues like jamming and is something to consider when using a printer that hasn`t been used for a while.
A printer printing lines on the page are normally caused by a blocked, dirty, or damaged print head. Blocked ink cartridge nozzles, or not removing protective seals correctly when you installed a new ink cartridge can also cause missing lines of print.
Make sure that the printer cable is not too long. We recommend that you use a USB cable that is no longer than 2 meters (6.5 feet). If you use the USB cable that is longer than 2 meters (6.5 feet), change it to the shorter USB cable and try again. Make sure that the printer cable is not damaged or broken.
Fix 1: Check your printer

When your printer can`t print the full document and is skipping some pages, you need to check your printer first. Make sure your printer is securely connected to your PC. The ink isn`t running out and the ink cartridges are not clogged. There`s enough paper in the paper tray.

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My printer feeds through one piece of paper all the way and then a half piece of paper and stops. I pull out the paper to stop the paper jam and then it prints but sounds rough. After printing, it doesn't feed the paper all the way through.
ANSWER : And the first 2 sheets, the full and half sheet that go through first, are blank.

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Tray 2 solenoid part found under printer; Paper feed issue
ANSWER : What you are describing sound like the solenoid plate and return spring. If you look at the plate itself, you’ll see a lip curling up on one end and there are 2 slots on the sides at the other end. The lip is what stops the roller from turning until the solenoid pulls the plate down. The slots go on the 2 poles sticking up on the solenoid with the lip pointed up. Then you hook the spring on the 2 metal tabs one on the solenoid body and the other between the 2 slots at the back of the plate.

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HP Color Laserjet blank pages – only jetdirect page
ANSWER : What about the engine test? To do that, drop down the front tray. Feel around on the left side at the top and you’ll feel a little plastic dongle. If you lift up on that it will initiate an engine test page. That will be a page containing lines of each color.

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Stopped while printing a page
ANSWER : When a cartridge does that, it is because the encoder strip that runs through it broke. It determines its position by reading the lines in the strip. Look for a thin clear strip attached at each side of the printer.

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HP laserjet 3100 multiple page feed fixed!
ANSWER : Can you tell me what kit you are referring to because I have the exact problem with my 3100 printer?

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Black Marks on top/bottom of page
ANSWER : Heres the example again

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Part numbers
ANSWER : http://www.feedroller.com/store/Service%20Manual/LASERJET%20(4200,%204300)(N,%20TN,%20DTN,%20DTNS,%20DTNSL)%20SM.pdf

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HP Laserjet printer page counter backward move
ANSWER : On all HP laserjet printers if you power them off the page count will decrease back to the nearest 10. For example, if the page reading is 123,799 and you power it off, the page count will go back to 123,790.

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