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(Solved) - printer suddenly printing blank

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  • Started 1 year ago by charlie999vvv
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charlie999vvv
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HP laserjet 1018. From one day to the next only blank pages pages come out when printing. What could it be? Thanks.

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
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Could it be out of ink?

Jim

Posted 1 year ago
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manveer27
manveer27
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Dear charlie999vvv
I think the cartridge of your printer has been blanked.

Posted 1 year ago
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charlie999vvv
Posts: 13

Thanks for your replies.

@Hermitt. If it was out of ink I would have realized by gradual lack of toner. The printer was working 100% fine.

@manveer27. What does it mean the cartridge being blanked?

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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Perhaps reinstalling the printer software may solve this. But uninstall the existing software first.

What is your operating system?

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
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Have you tried printing "The Self-Test page" from the printer itself not from Windows, I think if you hold the GO button for a couple of seconds and let go it should print out a test page, at least that way you'll know if it's the printer or Windows that's causing the problem!!

Posted 1 year ago
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charlie999vvv
Posts: 13

Thanks to everyone for responding

I know it's the printer because I have tried using it on someone else's computer and it still did NOT work.

I am using windows 7.

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Lampies23
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Have you tried replacing the toner? Also try just shaking it a bit.

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr.....38;lang=en See if anything here might help.

Posted 1 year ago
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FredAnderson
FredAnderson
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Now Printer Working or not working?

Posted 1 year ago
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Zagreus
Zagreus
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Have a look here and se if it helps. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr.....38;lang=en

Edit. Or this. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizs.....=c01973653

Daveh.

Posted 1 year ago
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charlie999vvv
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@warlock @Zagreus. Interesting. I checked the link .

My laser scanner shutter pin IS snapped off! Does anyone know what this tiny plastic piece on the lid does and why it's causing blank pages?

Thanks for your responses.

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charlie999vvv
Posts: 13

http://www.fixya.com/support/t....._not_print

The pin presses down a button when the lid closes. You can just use a safety pin to keep this button pressed. Thanks to everyone for their help

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