HP LaserJet 4

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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Running out of ink

If your printer runs out of ink, obviously the pages will come out blank when you attempt to print out what you need. Most of your HP printers will already have some kind of indicator to let you know that you are running slot. Solution: The solution is a no-brainer. Replace the ink cartridges.

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.
Reasons why your HP printer has ink but won`t print

This may seem obvious, but it sometimes happens: first make sure your paper tray has paper in it. Misalignment, clogged printheads, faulty data communication or insufficient ink levels can also be sources of the problem.

Click the start menu and search for `Devices and Printers`. Select devices and printers in the search bar. This will allow you to see the printers connected to the computer. Click the printer you want to check, and you`ll see the ink levels at the bottom of the devices and printers section.
Remove the partially printed paper and look if the print is all black, then look at the imaging drum on the toner to see if there is any print. If it is all black then it is either a defective toner cartridge or a problem with the high voltage power supply.
Check the ink levels

Sometimes, the printer may not print black ink because it is low or empty. You can check the ink levels on the printer`s display, or by using the software that came with your printer. If the ink level is low, replace the cartridge or refill it according to the manufacturer`s instructions.

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. Restart your printer and give it a refersh, it could be just a glitch.
Select Skip Blank Page

You can use the Print Preview function to check for any blank pages and remove them before printing. Alternatively, select Skip Blank Page in your printer software. In Windows 10, select Start > Settings > Devices > Printers & Scanners.

If you get a protected pdf file, it`s possible that `printing` is turned off. If you try to print this page the printer will print our a blank page with no error! If you have the password to the document you can turn printing back on.
If the ink level is sufficient, but the printer still does not print black ink, you may need to run a cleaning cycle. A cleaning cycle is a process that cleans the printer heads and removes any clogged or dried ink.
The paper might not be engaged with the feed rollers. The paper-width guide is pressed against the paper stack too tightly. The paper tray is not completely inserted into the product. The paper settings in the print driver do not match the paper loaded in the paper tray.
Ink cartridges can dry out over time. If they are sitting in your machine for an extended period, they will eventually dry up and become unusable. The simplest way to combat this problem is by printing more frequently or running regular cleans and ink tests to ensure the nozzles remain clean.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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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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HP LaserJet 2200D won't print configuration page
ANSWER : Find someone with a HP LaserJet 4100 and you can configure the card to the IP you want:

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Prints blank pages, won't print from computer
ANSWER : Don’t know why you replaced the fuser, but assuming you had print before, then it must have been something you did during the procedure. Only thing I can suggest is to recheck your work. Just because you reinstalled a connector doesn’t mean that it is seated firmly enough to work. Any flat ribbon connectors that you removed and reinstalled, check to see that the contacts are all flat and not peeled back.

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HP Laserjet 4000 Printing Blank Pages
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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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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HP LJ 1150 Printing multiple pages on one sheet?
ANSWER : Hey friends.

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HP Laserjet 1320tn printing grey instead of black
ANSWER : Try this test. Put a page into the manual feeder and do that same test. When the end of the page is just about to enter the printer, open the lid. Take out the toner cartridge and pull back the shutter. Look at the image and see if it is black. The explanation is that there is high voltage going to both the toner cartridge and the charge transfer roller below it. If the image on the drum is black, then the fault is at the transfer roller not getting enough high voltage. The transfer roller pulls the image off of the drum and down onto the paper. It would not be a laser scanner problem as any issue with it would not result in an overall gray image, but combination of gray and black. It will probably turn out to be a bad HV power supply, which will need replacement. I’ve never seen this particular problem on this model.

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LaserJet 4 won't Power Up
ANSWER : I haven’t seen that particular behavior on that model. It either works or it doesn’t. My first choice would be the power supply.

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