Printer Won’t Print – Not Printing Black or Printing Blank Pages

Most of the time the reason printer won’t print is because of the installation of some software that has a ‘virtual’ printer and which has set itself as the default printer. So you can go ahead and open the Control Panel, Devices and Printers, right-click the printer icon and select Troubleshoot.

Printer Won’t Print

One needs to make sure there is paper in the tray(s), and also check that the ink or toner cartridges aren’t empty, you need to also check and confirm that the USB cable is plugged in and connected to the printer which is connected to Wi-Fi. Connecting USB cable is sometimes is the better option if it is a network or wireless printer problem.

Things To Do When Your Printer Won’t Print a Document

  1. Check Error Lights on your printer.
  2. You can clear the Printer Queue.
  3. Try to solidify the Connection.
  4. Make sure you have the right printer available.
  5. So for Installation of the Drivers and Software.
  6. Then you can add the Printer
  7. Make sure that the Paper Is Installed (Not Jammed).
  8. Then Fiddle with the Ink Cartridges.
  9. Further, Run the Printer’s Self-Test

Printer Printing Blank Pages:

There are various factors which may cause the product to print blank pages, such as print settings, low ink, or the product itself. We can try to print a nozzle check pattern to see if any of these nozzles have been clogged. If necessary, we can clean the print head. Make sure the paper size, orientation, and layout settings in the printer software are correct.

What to do if your printer prints blank pages:

We need to diagnose the cause that might be the reason your printer to print blanks. Depending on the configuration and model and type of printer, there are various things that one can do to try and resolve this. But, there are a few issues that one would want to check beforehand as they apply to all printers, so it’s worth checking these out before everything else.

  1. Toner and Ink issues.
  2. Low-quality ink cartridges /Toner.
  3. Whether or room temperature is too cold.
  4. Incorrect size or different size of paper then requisite dimension.

Printer Not Printing Black:

We need to remove the blank ink cartridge from the printer, and one can use a cotton swab in order to clean the laser or scanner block. Then, we can try to print the pages again. If we find that the black ink does not print, then the problem could be the toner cartridge. At times, we can see when black ink isn’t printing; it can signify a problem with a printer’s laser.

In order to fix My Printer Won’t Print Black, we may have to replace the ink cartridges that will be low or empty. Further, we can check your print head in all possible ways and confirm that the nozzles are not clogged as any blockage of nozzles could be the reason for not printing in specified black color.


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