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Check if the sticker part of the label is facing down in the cartridge. If the sticker part is facing up, change the label, so the sticker part of the label faces down the cartridge. If the printer is still printing blank, please check the following: Confirm if the printer prints out the QR barcode on initial setup.
Press and hold CANCEL while turning on (I) the printer. Hold CANCEL until the first control panel light turns off.
If the page size set in the driver is larger than the actual label stock, ink will be printed on the gaps and the sensor will start looking for a gap too late. This can cause label skipping or inconsistent print starting points. It is best to have the paper size set within .
The error, Error Condition Paper Out can have several causes. The printer is set to gap stock, but it is loaded with continuous stock. The maximum label length is set too short. The stock sensor does not have the correct sensitivity setting, or is not functioning properly.
Clean the print head, if necessary. Make sure the paper size, orientation, and layout settings in your printer software are correct. Make sure your document does not contain blank pages. If your printer software has a Preview option, you can check for blank pages before you print and remove them, if necessary.
Defective cables or communication ports can cause data loss. Printers rely on a properly formatted data stream to produce a page. Dropped or corrupted information packets sent over the network or through a defective cable interrupt the proper formatting of the stream and produce random output.
A disconnected cable is one of the most common reasons why a label printer will stop working properly. However, if you find your cables are all plugged in, you`ll then need to check the driver software. If it`s an issue with the driver and the computer not communicating, you`ll simply need to re-install the driver.
This is usually a problem with drivers. The only way to solve the problem is to install new drivers or update the one you have been using. Usually, weird characters appearing on your printing papers means there is no communication between your printer and the computer it is connected to.
If you know your ink cartridges are full, but your printer is still printing blank pages, you`ll want to make sure if you`ve properly installed your print driver. A print driver reads signals sent from the device you`re printing from so your device knows what model printer you have and what it`s functions are.
Open Control Panel. Click View network status and tasks under Network and Internet. Click Change advanced sharing settings in Network and Sharing Center. Click Turn off file and printer sharing, and click Save changes.
Right-click the job from the print queue and select “Cancel.” Restart Spooler Service The print spooler is a service that stores print jobs and sends them to the printer and is the most common cause for jobs sticking in the print queue.

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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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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 LaserJet keeps on printing garbage characters
ANSWER : Solved. The same problem started with my HP LaserJet 4000 a few days ago. I tried unplugging, changing the print driver, re-installing the print driver, checking if print jobs were stuck and it was clear. Finally, I decided to go into the printer’s settings and reset the printer back to factory settings. It worked! That reset cleared out whatever the problem was and now it’s working perfectly. Wish I had thought of that sooner.

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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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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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Scanner error keeps coming up
ANSWER : I am having the same problem with my Epson Workforce 645

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Epson Artisan 835 print head cleaning question
ANSWER : I had the same problem. After reading the comments, I tried Liquid Wrench spray. 1st try got about sixty percent improvement. Tried again this time I let it set for about 10 min then did a head cleaning. Completely solved the problem. I am a little concerned about its use on plastic. So far so good.

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My printing come out blurred
ANSWER : doris…There are usually 2 reasons for blurry output on this printer. First, make sure that the alignment is correct. You can get to it from the maintenance tab on the software that came with the printer. The other common cause of blurring is debris under the printhead. Hope this helps.

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