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Fix 2: Use the Command Prompt to Clear the Print Queue

Press Windows key + X. In the Command Prompt (Admin) window, type net stop spooler and hit enter on your keyboard. This will switch off the print spooler. Type “del C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS* /Q” (without the quotes) and press the Return key.

Print jobs get stuck in the queue when a device stops printing in the middle of a job. This can happen for a variety of reasons, from a sudden power outage, low ink, no paper, a paper jam to interference by third-party firewall software.
Turn off your printer

If you`re unable to clear the print queue via the above methods, restarting your printer is always an option. Turning off a printer is different for each model, but if you likely know where your on button is. Press it to turn off the printer, then unplug the cable from its back.

Sometimes Print Spooler service can keep stopping because of Print Spooler files – too many, pending, or corrupt files. Deleting your print spooler files can clear pending print jobs, or the too many files or solve the corrupt files to resolve the problem.
Volatile memory requires power to store the information. Deleting volatile memory is easy: Simply shut down or unplug your printer for a minute or so. Most printers also have non-volatile memory (a hard drive) that is stored until you physically delete it.
Note: If you`re using Windows 10, you might need to select the printer you`re using first. Click Document > Cancel. Click Yes to confirm that you want to cancel the print job. Wait for the print job to disappear from the print job queue, and then close the printer`s dialog box.
Step 1: Press Windows + X keys and then choose Device Manager from the list. Step 2: Click View and then choose Show hidden devices. Step 3: Find your printer there, right-click it and choose Uninstall device. Now check if the deleted printer keeps coming back in Windows 10.

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Print file sent but no printing occurs
ANSWER : Been working on these since they first were released. Never seen a problem like yours. If it happens again, try doing an engine test, as it bypasses the formatter board. The engine test is located at the right side of the manual tray opening. Look for a hole in the side wall. Stick something like a paper clip into it to actuate the test button. It will then print a lined test page. If it does that, then it points to the formatter board as the cause of your problem.

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Unable to Print Black Gray Scale without Replace CYAN Catridge
ANSWER : Either replace the Cyan cartridge or buy a chip reset tool online. I once found them at the 99 cent store, but that was a long time ago.

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Print without stopping
ANSWER : I would think it was probably a sticking pickup roller solenoid. To prove that, you should try the same job from the manual tray. That uses a different solenoid.

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Paper feeds straight through without printing on an Epson R2400
ANSWER : I was able to get it to print the internal test page by holding down the sheet paper feed button while turning the machine on — then continuing to hold the sheet paper feed button. It took several attempts, feeding a page straight through, but eventually it caught the sheet and printed. So it may be a timing issue as others have mentioned. It could still mean that the feed rollers are worn out. The back side of the large D-shaped feed roller has visible abrasion on it. The abrasion is difficult to see as the roller does not stay with the flat side exposed.

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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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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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when printing front and back, the front will print well but the back will fade
ANSWER : It happens because second side voltage is much higher and the board breaks. Are you getting this issue in auto duplex only, or same error you are getting when you print second side manually?

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HP Deskjet 640c wont print??
ANSWER : yes

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