My iMac is printing blank pages... HELP

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  1. applegeek97 macrumors 6502a

    applegeek97

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    Hey guys,

    Whenever I go to print off of my fairly new iMac, anything I print is blank. I've reinstated the drivers, and updated the OS and that didn't work.

    I bought a brand new printer, and it still prints blank pages. I was able to print a test page from the HP installer, but everything else is blank.

    Any Ideas?

    THANK YOU!
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    When you print to pdf file, what does the file look like? Does you Mac indicate the printer is connected?
     
  3. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    First thing I would do is open the print utility and do a head check/align/whatever - check ink levels, etc from the utility.

    If the printer is showing in the printers/scanners system preferences left side, delete it and then add it. Make the system look for it again.

    Once - rebuilding permissions in disk utility did the trick here. It won't hurt

    It actually feeds a page and there a blank page?
     
  4. applegeek97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, if i print a 5 page word document with text.... All 5 pages print blank.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    My guess (and it's ONLY a guess) is that if you're having the same problem with more than one printer -- that it's NOT localized "in the printer".

    Something's not right on the Mac (software)...
     
  6. Badrottie Suspended

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    Did you remove tapes from printhead? Cartridges? :apple:
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try resetting the print system. Go to :apple: --> System Preferences --> Print & Fax. Then, on the left hand side in the white box, right click and hit "Reset Print System...". Report back with the results!
     
  8. applegeek97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did not work... :confused:
     
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  10. applegeek97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did and I'm having the same problem.
     
  11. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Does this only occur in Microsoft Word or in other programs as well?
     
  12. applegeek97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anything i go to print on the computer.
     
  13. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry you're having so much trouble. Sounds you have everything but the ink.
    System sees the printer, etc, so no connection problems.

    If you had an earlier system on disk, cloned backup or something you could boot it and give that a try, but I'm stumped (assuming you gave all the suggestions a shot)

    Hope you solve it
     
  14. applegeek97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm gonna try to do the disk permission ideas, but I've tried everything else. This is so weird. I called apple and they had no solution and would get back to me...
     
  15. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Here's something you might try.

    Create a brand-new "temporary" account.
    Give it administrative privileges.
    Give it any name and password that you wish (you can just delete the entire account later on)

    Can you print any documents from this temp account?
     

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