HP DeskJet 970

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If your printer is running low on ink, it may start printing blank pages. To check your ink levels, go to your printer`s control panel and select the Ink Levels option. Whenever the ink levels are low, replace the cartridges with new ones. You can also try shaking the cartridge gently to redistribute the ink.
HP printers not printing double-sided or duplex is a very common issue which could be due to several reasons, such as misconfigured printer settings, failed print jobs in queue, outdated drivers or a random glitch.
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Faxes. Right-click the printer icon ( ) for your HP product. Click Printing Preferences, and then click the Features tab. In the Paper Saving Options area, select Automatic from the Two-sided printing drop-down list.
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.
Partial prints are a common issue with printers and there are several main reasons it can occur: Problem with the print spooler (on Windows PCs) Overload of the GPU on later model Macs. Dodgy USB cord.
Multi-page feed error -> Multiple pages have been fed into the printer at once. Remove and reload the paper, then press the Color button. Multiple pages have been fed into the printer at once. Remove and reload the paper, then press the Color button.
Is duplex printing the same as double-sided? Both duplex printing and double-sided printing end up with the same result – a piece of paper with information printed on both sides. Double-sided printing is the outcome, whereas duplex printing is the technology that creates this outcome.
Open the file to be printed, then open the printer Properties dialog box. Click the Printing Shortcuts tab, and then click Two-sided, duplex, printing (see Figure below). In the Print on both sides drop-down list, click Automatically (see Figure above). Select any other print settings wanted, and then click OK.
Manual duplex printing can achieve the same result as automatic duplex printing — the only difference is that you will have to turn the page over yourself to print the other side. On the other hand, in auto duplex printing, the printer does the flipping for you. This saves you time, money, effort, and paper!
Several factors may cause the product to print blank pages, such as print settings, low ink, or the product itself. Check the following: Make sure the product is placed on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base in all directions. The product won`t operate properly if it`s tilted or at an angle.
Print multiple pages on a sheet

Note: This option is available only when the publication page size is small enough that more than one page can fit on a single sheet of paper. Click File > Print. Under Settings, click One page per sheet, and then choose Multiple pages per sheet in the list. Click Print.

Verify your printer`s ink levels, clean the printhead, fill the paper tray, and avoid using substandard paper. Low-quality paper can cause “Ghost Paper Jams” and other issues that stop your printer from printing documents.

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ANSWER : Would just like to say thank you to every one. I am a teacher and need my printer for a ridiculous amount of paper work that keeps me away from working with students. My printer was down for 5 school days. I finally got the new toner and it still didn’t print. After following your meticulous instructions I was able to get it working. Thank you Thank you Thank you to all people who contributed to this.

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ANSWER : I know this is a very old post, but I haven’t been able to find any information regarding how to disassemble this duplexer. The 6 screw’s easy, but how do you “prise” off the left cover? If I do it wrong, I know I will break one or more molded hooks on the cover. Can someone please help?

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ANSWER : I had this error after the printer sat idle for many months. I thought it was the cartridge drive belt stretching, because it was extremely loose and wouldn’t move the carriage due to slippage. Then I noticed there was a gear belt tensioner to the right side that had some movement. Sure enough, when I shined a flashlight into the ink reservoir, there was a spring that had fallen down inside. Looking at the plastic belt tensioner, it looks as if the spring was held on by a plastic post that had broken off. This is most likely the cause of many of these errors, because the plastic break is very clean and not readily visible, (a design flaw in my opinion). Rather than trying to replace the part, I am going to try tapping a hole in the plastic and inserting a machine screw that can hold the tension spring in place. It also looks like the metal notch for the right hand loop of the spring, would not prevent the spring from slipping off at some point, so using a metal file to enlarge the notch may be necessary. If you’re lucky, your spring may have just popped off and is inside the ink reservoir. This may be one reason why the printer was discontinued so soon. One lousy five dollar part makes the whole printer worthless… I use this this printer primarily because it is easy to clean the heads by removing the carts, instead of having to disassemble the whole damn thing, as in ink tank designs. It makes beautiful 13×19 prints with better color accuracy than my Vivera 6 ink printer.

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