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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.
Printers may produce poor quality printing if they are exposed to too much heat. Don`t place your printers in a high-temperature area or near other devices that produce excess heat. In addition, keep them away from windows, where heat and humidity can be high.
If you always want to set your printer to print double-sided, you`ll need to make it the default settings. To do that, open the control Panel, and under “Devices” or “Settings”, make duplex printing the default option.
This will likely be caused by the Page Setup settings. … it will set a wide margin, to cope with a worst case. If you specify your own printer you will get correct margins for that printer. If you are scripting the print/save, then before the Print step, include Page Setup and specify the printer you intend to use.
These duplex printing is not working problems can be fixed by reinstalling applications, resetting settings and preferences. Sometimes some OS files, as well as drivers, can get out of date and trigger issues with performance or program procedures.
There is actually a right and wrong direction to put paper in a device. It`s true! So, the next time you fill your copier trays, check the packaging for an arrow showing which side is the recommended side to copy. If the packaging does not have any arrows, you can determine the copy side yourself.
Make sure that your page settings are set to print all pages and to print every page. Settings that cause some pages not to print are `manual duplexing`, `print every other page`, `print odd pages`, `print on both sides`, or similar settings.
NOTE: These will vary by printer. Expanding the “More settings” menu provides several more options when printing. In the options listed under “More settings”, make sure the box next to “Print on both sides” is unchecked, which is often checked by default. Once the box is unchecked, click “Print”.
The general rule of thumb is when you take the wrapper off your paper the seam side of the wrapper generally indicates the first side you should print on. Some reams of paper even have an arrow on the end.
Right click the printer icon, then click Printer Properties. Click the Device Settings tab. Set the Automatic Two-Sided Duplex Accessory as installed and click OK to save the change. Now Automatic Duplexing should become available again.

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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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Workforce 600 continues to bend corner of paper then jam where the sheet passes through the metal platen at the right side of printer.
ANSWER : Everytime that I have seen that happen it was because there was a small scrap of paper in the paper path on the side of the fold. I have dislodged hundred, if not thousands of them by shoving a thin, flexible plastic stick down the paper path. You can also cut a piece of file folder to size and use that. For small scraps of paper, it is usually stiff enough to clear the obstruction.

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Lexmark paper feed problems
ANSWER : On my X204n Lexmark laser printer, it was doing the same thing you described – basically sounded like it was trying to pick up the paper from the tray and then failing after several seconds. When you’d open the paper tray, the paper looked like it had been partially taken up with some black scuff marks on the paper that lined up with the rollers that take up the paper. I inspected the rollers and although they looked a bit smooth and worn, didn’t seem like they should be a problem. However, this particular model has just a rubber tire almost like a car tire – the rubber can come off the hard plastic wheel on the inner portion. So I popped off the two rubber “tires”, turned them inside out and put them back on. When turned inside out, the rubber looked nice and … rubbery and had a lot more grippy feeling to them. The very first printing attempt after that and the paper sucked up perfectly with no problems. I think the problem is solved! So if you have similar “tires” that take up the paper, try flipping them and see if it works for you too.

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Smudges down right side of paper
ANSWER : That doesn’t make any sense. Sheets that feed from the manual feed or the cassette tray both converge before the toner cartridge. That would mean that the smudges would somehow be put on the paper as it was feeding upwards from the tray. There is nothing in the printer that could account for that happening.

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when click on Charms top right side of screen can't print
ANSWER : You picked a good user name. After reading your post, that’s what I am.

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Lexmark X4650 paper Jamming!!
ANSWER : Well I had two printers that had similar issues – misalignment of paper feed which rendered both printers useless. I shook the Lexmark x4650 a couple of times and then plugged it in and got new paper and voila the misalignment was gone and it actually fed paper like it used to and printed it too.

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paper will not load right, only on the left side then jams. Worked fine this am, 2 hours later this happens
ANSWER : There is something in the paper path on the right side blocking it. Could be a torn scrap of paper, a dead bug, etc. Use a piece of file folder to push it out.

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Lexmark ms310d starts printing on its own
ANSWER : At first disconnect any data cable between printer and your pc or network. Power up the printer next.

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